Celtic Willow Astrology Sign: April 15 – May 12
Ogham Letter: Saílle
About the Celtic Willow Tree: In Celtic mythology, the willow was sacred to the Triple Goddess. In their creation story, the willow's branches contained two scarlet sea-serpent's eggs which contained the Sun and Earth. The universe was hatched from these eggs, connecting the willow with the beginning of life. Just as Adam was the first human in the Christian religion, the willow was the first tree of Creation to the Celts.
The willow tree has a long history connecting it to enchantment. The word “witch” is derived from the name of the willow, as it was the willow that witches used to worship. Willow wood was and still is used in magical ceremonies to increase psychic abilities.
Willow trees are usually found in wet areas, and its this connection to the water that has long associated willows with the moon. The Druids understood the willows connection to the water and moon, and believed the willow could bring psychic visions and insight into life and the darker aspects of the human psyche.
Celtic Animal Symbol: Sea-Serpent
Characteristics of the Celtic Willow Zodiac Sign: If the Willow Tree is your Celtic zodiac sign, people find you quite mysterious and hard to know in depth. You're quite psychic and have a great memory. You never give up, employing your great intelligence and cunning until you succeed.
New Moon Willow: If you were born during the first two weeks of the Celtic Willow Zodiac Sign, you are a New Moon Willow. Although you can be moody and unreliable, you do well with change and know when to take advantage of opportunities that come your way. You can be outgoing and impulsive, acting before you fully think things through. You love adventure and imagining up new places to escape to.
Full Moon Willow: If you were born during the last two weeks of the Celtic Willow Zodiac Sign, you are a Full Moon Willow. You prefer to follow your own inner wisdom rather than taking the advice of others. Sometimes this gets you in trouble because you can pass up good advice to prove a point. However, your resourcefulness and intelligence help you overcome any problems you encounter along the way.