Celtic Animal Birth Signs

CELTIC ANIMAL BIRTH SIGNS

Date of Birth: December 24 – January 20
Animal: Stag
Gaelic Name: Damh (Approximate pronunciation: Dav)
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Key Words: Independence, Majesty, Integrity, Pride
Gift Quality or Ability: Sensitivity to other worlds, shape shifting,
initiation, journeying
Birthstone: Crystal
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of adder and salmon.
Will also relate well to the signs of seal, otter & goose. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: January 21 – February 17
Animal: Crane
Gaelic Name: Corr (Approximate pronunciation: Corr)
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Key Words: Secret Knowledge, Eccentric, Patient
Gift Quality or Ability: Crane people are unusually clever people with
specialized skills and talents, with a progressive outlook on life. Sense of
the
evolving spirit. Sensitivity to the other world, journeying, magick.
Birthstone: Peridot
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of bee and swan. Will also
relate well to the signs of bear, owl and cat. Difficulties may be expected in
relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: February 18 – March 17
Animal: Seal
Gaelic Name: Ron (Approximate pronunciation: Ron)
Ruling Planet: Neptune
Key Words: Spiritual, Loving, Super-sensitive.
Gift Quality or Ability: Seal people tend to have great compassion and are
highly adaptable folk. They are also the romantics and dreamers of life.
Artistic and emotional. Sensitivity to the other world. Shape changing and
connection with the Faerie folk.
Birthstone: Coral
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of otter and goose. Will
also relate well to the signs of salmon, stag, and adder. Difficulties maybe
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: March 18 – April 14
Animal: Bear
Gaelic Name: Art (Approximate pronunciation: A as in cat, R as in English, T as
in English Chin. AiRCH)
Ruling Planet: Mars
Key Words: Achieving, Primal Power, Instinct.
Gift Quality or Ability: Bear people are very connected to their ancestral
roots. Filled with courage and a sense of adventure. Extremely physical,
extroverts. Protection, journeying, and sensitivity to the other world.
Birthstone: Ruby
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of cat and owl. Will also
relate well to the signs of crane, bee and swan. Difficulties may be expected
in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: April 15 – May 12
Animal: Adder
Gaelic Name: Nathair (Approximate pronunciation: na-CHair. N, a in cat, T as in
Chin, h – silent, air.)
Ruling Planet: Moon
Key Words: Transformation, Healing, Life Energy.
Gift Quality or Ability: Adder people have a virtue of resourcefulness, that is
one of their greatest strengths. Strong interest in family. Excellent memory.
Drawn to natural methods of healing. Healing, magick, shape shifting and
initiation.
Birth Stone: Moonstone
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of stag and salmon. Will
also relate well to the signs of seal, otter and goose. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: May 13 – June 9
Animal: Bee
Gaelic Name: Beach (Approximate pronunciation: beh-ach. B, E as in gEt, A as in
cAt, CH as in German iCH.)
Ruling Planet: Vulcan
Key Words: Organization, Community, Analytical.
Gift Quality or Ability: Bee people are very charismatic and full of new ideas.
Lively spontaneity and the ability to communicate on every level. Influential
and very social. Fertility and creativity.
Birth Stone: Topaz
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of crane and swan. Will
also relate well to the signs of bear, cat and owl. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: June 10 – July 7
Animal: Otter
Gaelic Name: Dobhran (Approximate pronunciation: dav-rhan.)
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Key Words: Family, Helpfulness, Intuitive.
Gift Quality or Ability: Otter people are enterprising with a wide breadth of
vision. Very optimistic with a personal magnetism. Protection, shape shifting,
and journeying.
Birth Stone: Diamond
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of goose and seal. Will also
relate well to the signs of salmon, adder, and stag. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: July 8 – August 4
Animal: Cat
Gaelic Name: Kati (Approximate pronunciation: ka-Chi.) Ruling Planet: Earth
Key Words: Creative, Sensual, Nobility
Gift Quality or Ability: Cat people have a strong sense of personal integrity
and a firm set of values. Loyal and trustworthy. Deep devotion to family.
Affectionate.
Protection, shape shifting and sensitivity to the other world.
Birth Stone: Red Carnelian
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of owl and bear. Will also
relate well to the signs of the crane, bee, and swan. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: August 5 – September 1
Animal: Salmon
Gaelic Name: Bradan (Approximate pronunciation: bra-TAN.)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Key Words: Wisdom, Inspiration, Rejuvenation
Gift Quality or Ability: Salmon people have knowledge of the arts and science as
well as good reasoning powers. Perceptive and clever. Keen observers.
Initiation, shape shifting, connection with Faerie.
Birth Stone: Amethyst
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of adder and stag. Will also
relate well to the signs of otter, seal and goose. Difficulties may be expected
in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: September 2 – September 29
Animal: Swan
Gaelic Name: Eala (Approximate pronunciation: ellah.) Ruling Planet: Venus
Key Words: Beauty, Love and Soul.
Gift Quality or Ability: Swan people are kind and gentle, adept in love and the
social arts. Calm and serene with a strong domestic sense. Connection with
faerie, shape shifting, and creativity.
Birth Stone: Emerald
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of crane and bee. Will also
relate well to the owl, cat and bear. Difficulties may be expected in relation
to all other signs.

Date of Birth: September 30 – October 27
Animal: Goose
Gaelic Name: Geadh (Approximate pronunciation: Gia-gh.) Ruling Planet: Moon
Keywords: Veiling, Direction, Vigilance, Stamina
Gift Quality or Ability: Goose people are generous providers but also thrifty
savers and investors regarding their future security. They have a sharp
intellect as well as a wit. Artistic. Protection, fertility, and
creativity.
Birth Stone: Opal
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of seal and otter. Will also
relate well to the signs of adder, stag and salmon. Difficulties may be
expected in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: October 28 – November 24
Animal: Owl
Gaelic Name: Cailleach-oidhche (Approximate pronunciation: Kall-eeck Oheeche.)
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Keywords: Wisdom, Change, Detachment.
Gift Quality or Ability: Owl people have a powerful presence and personal
magnetism that can both attract and overpower sensitive people. Highly
imaginative and passionate. Initiation, sensitivity to the other world, magick.
Birth Stone: Jasper
Compatibility: Harmonious relations with the signs of cat and bear. Will also
relate well to the signs of bee, swan and crane. Difficulties may be expected
in relation to all other signs.

Date of Birth: November 25 – December 22
Animal: Raven
Gaelic Name: Bran (Approximate pronunciation: Bran.)
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Birth Stone: Lapis Lazuli
Gift Quality or Ability: Raven people have a constructive approach to life.
They will continue a struggle that would defeat most people. They are very
self-disciplined and patient. Shape shifting, sensitivity to the other world,
connection to the Faerie.

contributed by Red Wolf