Most people understand what astrology is. It is the study of the relationship between the stars and planets in the sky, as well as the sun and the moon, in relationship to a person's birth. In European astrology, it is believed that the constellation in the sky, where the sun is positioned when you are born, that is representative of particular characteristics related to your sign and subsequently your birth. In Chinese astrology, instead of looking at the month or time when a person is born to determine their zodiac sign, they will actually consider the year of your birth instead with all of the attributes of the animals associated with that sign to be representative of what will ultimately play a role in that person's personality. A different type of astrology is called Celtic astrology, yet another form of astrology that believes that the time of our birth is actually pivotal to the development of our behavior and personality as well. However, there are some subtle differences between Celtic astrology, and other forms of astrology found throughout the world. By understanding the Celtic Zodiac we can throw some light on how it can help us in life.
What Is Celtic Astrology?
Celtic astrology is a little different in that it actually began when looking at the code relationship of particular types of trees and their relationship to a person's birth. It is actually called Celtic tree astrology, and it is a lunar based astrology, one that honors the natural rhythms of nature, similar in ways to Native American astrological concepts. There are many cultures that have a lunar calendar such as the Jewish and the Chinese, but where Celtic astrology differs the most is that there is no separation between humans and animals. This seems to be true of those that use animals for astrological symbols, specifically zodiac signs that are represented by constellations in the sky.
Different Celtic Signs For Astrology
There are some similarities between the animals that are used with all forms of astrology. They tend to be related to animals that are familiar to the areas where these forms of astrology were formed. This transition from correlating trees to humans, and then subsequently animals to humans, makes Celtic astrology much more familiar. They use animals such as the Eagle, quail, and even the butterfly, animals that are not used in European or Chinese astrology. The correlation, however, exists not so much in the animals or trees that are used. It is the personality traits that are representative of each symbol, regardless if it is a tree or an animal, definitive characteristics that people born under these particular signs tend to have as an innate part of their personality.
Horoscopes And Science
In our scientific world, the correlation between symbols, astronomical bodies in the universe, and trees that grow seems to have no scientific basis. However, the people that believe in astrology tend to use what are called horoscopes in order to guide the choices that they make. And although this may be difficult to prove on a scientific level as to whether or not horoscopes have any value, it is clear that the similarities between personality traits of certain people born at certain times of the year, seem to be consistent and as a result of that, Celtic astrology, and all other forms of astrology, seem to have definite merit.