Celtic Ash Astrology Sign: February 19 – March 17
Ogham Letter: Nion
About the Celtic Ash Tree: Ash trees are giant trees capable of reaching over 200 feet in height. The Celts believed they were sacred trees with the power of enchantment, making them a prized wood for wands and the handle of a witch's broom. Ash trees were so revered that they were used as three of the five of the markers to establish the five provinces in ancient Ireland.
The wood of ash trees burns so hot that it was a favorite of Druids for rituals and other ceremonies. It has long been used to make everything from wagons and carriages to the handles of axes and hammers. The ash tree was even nicknamed the “Widow Maker” because of its use in the handles of swords and other weapons.
Ash trees were believed to have a wide variety of medicinal uses – rheumatism, warts, constipation, and getting rid of parasites. Leaves were even placed under pillows to give one prophetic dreams while sleeping.
Celtic Animal Symbol: Sea Horse
Characteristics of the Celtic Ash Tree Sign: If the Ash Tree is your Celtic zodiac sign, you're quite flexible and can change on a whim. You're able to relate to everyone – from the roughest hellion to the most spiritually inclined. You look at the world creatively and intuitively, but can also throw in a healthy does of logic.
You do well in science, theology (whether traditional religion or New Age beliefs) and in creative fields, such as art and writing. You can do well financially if you follow through with the ideas that come to you.
You're very compassionate and sometimes need to escape into your mind and imagination to find balance. This might cause others to think you're a recluse, but you know how necessary it is for you to spend time with yourself every now and then.
New Moon Ash: If you were born during the first two weeks of the Celtic Ash Zodiac Sign, you are a New Moon Ash. You can be impulsive and affectionate in relationships, but are wary of someone trying to take advantage of you. Your freedom and independence are very important to you. You have a very easy-going nature and need to remember to put yourself first at times. You are very interested in both the theater and health.
Full Moon Ash: If you were born during the last two weeks of the Celtic Ash Zodiac Sign, you are a Full Moon Ash. You're very generous, outgoing and humble. You have great endurance and focus. You're very original with a tendency towards eccentricity. Because of your compassionate nature, you sometimes find yourself supporting various causes.