The Celts honored the rhythms of nature and observed different flavors of their environment depending on the season. Like our Native American parents, the full moon of each month had a special personality.
The Celts were undeniably linked to the animal world. There does not seem to be a separation between the Celtic kind and the animal kind.
Go back to Celtic times and observe: Their breath united to the breathing forests. Their eyes twinkled with the twinkling feathers of their bird parents. Their hearts beat to the rhythm of the wild beasts of the wood. Indeed, no distinction between man and nature is made in Celtic ideology. As all the prime people know, there is no delimitation. There is only one.
In this energetic spirit of unity, we invite you to connect with your own Celtic lunar animal sign. Explore the possibilities that your lunar totems have for you. In addition, explore all the animal figures of the Celtic year. Doing this could broaden your awareness of the people around you, the animals we resonate with and the glory of our universe.
Discover the Celtic animal zodiac and its meanings:
Stag/Deer (December 24 – January 20):
The Celtic deer animal sign has high ideals and aspirations. If you want to start a new project, get a Stag sign to help you. They will not be deterred from their vision. They are meticulous, patient and their perseverance ensures their triumphs.
When others have long since given up, Stags makes its way across borders. They are proud, and rightly so – they stand in a royal manner.
They are naturally noble, as they came from royalty. This does not mean that Deer feel empowered. Far from there. They believe in just hard work and their integrity is their hallmark.
Cat (January 21 – February 17):
Quick-witted and even quicker in spirit, the cat of the Celtic year leaps into the realm of the intellect. This Celtic animal sign has impeccable reasoning skills, but in addition, they have the gift of seeing the underside of things, a “sixth mental sense” if you will.
They have an unorthodox vision and must be called upon when new perspectives are needed in a project.
They also have a benevolent humanitarian quality which makes them lovable. Although sometimes they can appear from a distance because they like to be on the sidelines, always watching. Nevertheless, they have the best intentions at heart. Cats are also very creative and need an artistic outlet to express themselves.
Snake/Adder (February 18 – March 17):
The Celtic animal sign of the snake has a cool exterior but is infinitely lively. They are curious and are always full of questions about the functioning of the world and the functioning of the people around them (even if they do not ask it openly, you can bet that they find the answers in their own mind).
Snakes are natural communicators and can be extremely convincing. If they are passionate about a cause, they can bring the whole neighborhood together with their zeal and enthusiasm for their goal.
Snakes can also be spontaneous and unpredictable. And although they’re flexible enough, they like to do things the way they do (who doesn’t?) and will prove to be uncooperative if pushed into a corner.
Fox (March 18 – April 14):
This Celtic animal sign is the one to take with you for an exotic vacation, they will guide you on incredible adventures. They have a knack for storytelling, and each experience feeds their stories.
They have a tender heart, although they do not show this sweet side too often because they are too busy playing and making jokes. However, they do not hesitate to show their loyalty; if you are a friend of the fox, you have a friend for life. Very energetic and courageous, the fox has an indomitable spirit.
Bull/Cow (April 15 – May 12):
Strong, affectionate, stable and secure are the watchwords of the Bulls of the Celtic lunar year. Cows/bulls are the ones you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry, honest opinions, and solid advice (especially in relationships).
These Celtic animal signs have bullseye intuition and can spot a liar a mile away. Because they are very intuitive, they can be misunderstood as being in a bad mood or too emotional.
They also come honestly out of stubbornness. They have great taste and have a touch of classy elegance in fashion and interior design. These signs are as reliable as the day is long and know how to keep a secret.
Seahorse (May 13 – June 9):
The Celtic animal sign of the seahorse is extremely flexible and ingenious. The seahorse is the person you want to manage your finances or manage your legal affairs because these people are infinitely intelligent (if there is a flaw, they found it or invented it).
They also have incredible memory retention. They are sometimes difficult to follow because their mind is very quick.
They can also be editable, but they always return to a high level of charisma. These people are incredibly versatile and adapt remarkably well in any environment. Seahorses are so adorable too. Even better, they love to be worshiped and easily reciprocate their affection.
Wren (June 10 – July 7):
The Celtic animal sign of the wren is associated with freshness and openness to new perspectives and sunnier arrangements. They are natural caregivers who sign sweet melodies to encourage their friends and family.
They remain calm in the middle of the stormy weather. You want to have these people with you if you find yourself in a crisis; they are ingenious and stay cool under pressure.
Wrens are motivated (they know how to get what they want) and work best in solo situations. They also have a high sense of responsibility and moral integrity. They seek balance in their lives by being leaders at work in the community, but secretly they prefer to travel abroad to live a gypsy life (this is however often against their best judgment).
Horse (July 8 – August 4):
Exuberant, expansive and powerful, the Celtic animal sign of the horse will give you a run for your money. Naturally competitive, and rightly so. The horse has a lot of talent and enough confidence to go around, especially in business.
They have a sixth sense in terms of strategy and navigation (these signs have a strange internal compass). They are gregarious and openly charming (even seductive).
They make great appearances and know how to behave with style and authority. They do well in leadership positions, but they are just as happy to be clan helpers (as long as they receive adequate recognition for their talents and contributions). Potentially stubborn, they are also valiant in times of adversity.
Salmon/Fish (August 5 – September 1):
The signs of the salmon dive deep into their inland waters for inspiration, bright visions, and a dreamy perspective. They are naturally intuitive but do not care much. These people have a unique vision of the world that makes them the best artists, poets, and visionaries in the community.
Sometimes they dive too deep for the rest of us, and some just can’t follow where they are swimming. But okay, the fish sign needs that kind of depth, isolation, and introspection because when they come back for air, the world is impressed by their brilliance and their insight.
Swan (September 2 – September 29):
Spiritually evolved and eloquent in its expression, the swan swims in a class apart. They have high standards, infinitely discriminating tastes and they have a keen sense of beauty (even when others cannot see it).
Very refined and noble, sometimes the swan is mistaken as detached. This, however, is not the case. The swan is a lover and can be quite passionate about relationships. This “coolness” comes from swan’s understanding of composure.
They are natural aristocrats. They can be demanding in detail and have specific ideas on how to proceed. If you want someone who is insightful, organized and extremely tasteful, get a swan’s perspective.
Butterfly (September 30 – October 27):
There is nothing they can do about it. Butterflies are sweet souls that cannot be tied for very long. They love to dream, to express new ideas and to talk about highfalutin plans with all their friends.
These are the people who brighten up every dark day with their joy and their magnificently brilliant personality. They are naturally empathetic and would never intentionally harm anyone. Rather, they make easy friends and like to see others excited. Butterflies bring a sense of wonder and youth to our world. Keep these people around to remind you of how good life can be.
Wolf/Hound (October 28 – November 24):
These are the heroes you want by your side in the heat of the moment. They will not back down and they will take no quarter. Others marvel at their inner strength. Where do they find the energy and the means to continue?
They thrive on challenge, which is what gives them endurance. They have an impeccable character and “honor” is their middle name. They have a strong will and sometimes respect the “lone wolf” label. However, you always know where you are with them, and they will join you as long as you share their cause.
Hawk/Falcon (November 25 – December 23):
We rarely see more concentration in the signs of Celtic animals than in that of the falcon. When these signs see something they want, they pursue it with remarkable strength. If, however, they are not interested in a project, they will fly to other more interesting perspectives. They care deeply about wisdom and often focus on sharing this knowledge with others.
They can be very philanthropic and generous. Hawks have a keen sense of balance and navigate through life with an internal “true north” that creates strange integrity in them.
They are open-minded and philosophical. Although they have all kinds of assumptions, they are strongly opinionated (that inner thing of “true north”). This is not to say that they cannot be convinced.
What do you think of your Celtic zodiac sign? Let us know in the comments below your sign and if it was accurate about you!