Delve into the ancient mysteries of the Celtic Zodiac Signs
The ancient Celts are known for their close ties to nature and its wisdom. Understanding Celtic symbols and their meanings can help you tap into this wisdom and apply it to your own life. So too can Celtic astrology open a window to the mysteries of the natural world. Our exclusive Celtic Zodiac Calculator provides a spiritual blueprint to apply the luck of the Irish, or should we say Druids and Celts, to your modern life.
What’s your Lucky Celtic Sign?
Using the Celtic zodiac sign astrology, and a little bit of Celtic luck, our calculator will compute your sign along with your Celtic Zodiac tree sign, Celtic Zodiac animal sign and Celtic good luck symbol. In addition to providing some unique insight into your personality based on your Celtic birth sign, these signs and symbols are natural totems to take special notice of in your daily life. For example, if you discover that your Celtic animal zodiac is a wren, take special notice of the birds you see and hear this spring, and look for feathers, nests or visits from a wren. Getting to know the wren zodiac as your totem animal, you can invoke her in meditation, and ask her to share her wisdom with you. Or, if you identify the powerful Oak as your Celtic zodiac tree, make a point to spend some time in its presence, get to know its colors, leaves and bark as you meditate on its special meaning. And remember to pick up a few acorns for good luck! The quiz will determine your Celtic Zodiac guiding symbols and meanings.
Celtic Symbols and St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day has been an important religious Celtic holiday in Ireland for hundreds of years, but its modern adaptations are often more frivolous than devout. By understanding the holiday better, you can decide how to best celebrate this date yourself.
Who Is Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick is one of the primary patron saints of Ireland. He was a 5th-century missionary credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, the date of his death in 461.
From Traditional Observance to Modern Celebration
In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day was long observed as a religious holiday for feasting and attending religious services. As Irish emigrants moved to the U.S., the holiday became a celebration of all Irish culture. Today, those of both Irish and non-Irish origins enjoy the festivities.
Good Luck Traditions
There are many intriguing traditions that are believed to bring the "luck of the Irish." This term, by the way, originated when Irish miners struck it rich in the gold and silver rush. Some lucky traditions include:
- Four-Leaf Clovers: St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to demonstrate the holy trinity. In association with this, a four-leaf clover (reportedly 1 in 10,000) is considered a fortuitous find.
- Horseshoes: Hanging a horseshoe is thought to deliver luck. With the ends up, it catches luck. With the ends down it pours luck upon you.
- Wearing Green: Green was part of a political movement in Ireland, standing against British colonialism. The green in the Irish flag is symbolic of Catholics. Wearing green for St. Patrick's day is lucky for its associations with leprechauns as well. The color is said to make you invisible to the tricky creatures.
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so you can easily adopt the traditions that suit you best. As a date for promoting luck, you might simply use the day to cleanse your aura before you go clover hunting.