Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celtic Astrology - Duir, Dobhran

The popular Celtic Tree Astrology is based on works by Helena Patterson, who in turned used Robert Graves’ work The White Goddess. Additional research has shown Graves’ system to be greatly debated by scholars. See The Fabrication of ‘Celtic’ Astrology, if you are interested in following the debate. That being said, I am sharing this information strictly for your amusement.

I apologize for the lateness of this blog. Due to the fact that we are moving, I lost track of time. If it’s not in a moving box I seem to lose track of what I need to get done. But I guess, better late than never. 

 June 9 - July 7

The Oak- The Stabilizer
Celtic Name: Duir
Animal: Otter [Dobhran], Wren [Dreoilin]
Celtic Symbol: The white horse or Golden wheel
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Birthstone: Diamond
Celtic Season Name: Equos [horse time]
Summer Soltice [Alban Hefin]
Deities: Greek-Zeus, Celtic-Dagda
Compatibility: relationships with goose [9/30 - 10/27], & Seal [2/18 - 3/17] and relates well with salmon [8/5 - 9/1], adder [4/15/ - 5/12], and stag [12/24 - 1/20]

White Horse

There are two types of oak people: the new moon, those born the first two weeks; and the full moon, those born the last two weeks of this time period. New moon personalities have a tendency to take financial risks, but have strong powers of leadership. Full moon personalities are more flamboyant and can be somewhat glory seekers. They are creative and generous of spirit, with a strong sense of survival. Both types have an inherent sense of self-sacrifice for those they care for.

Oak people are self-assured, wise, optimistic, nurturing, generous, helpful, playful, and intuitive. Because they have a tendency to be protective of others and have a special gift of strength, they are considered crusaders and champions for the underdog. Oak personalities have a deep respect for history and ancestry, and often become teachers. They are determined, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible. The people of this sign have a high degree of personal magnetism. They attract and inspire others, are usually calm during a crisis, and have a great deal of integrity; therefore, they are natural leaders. They are also deeply philosophical, generous to friends; but are prone to exaggeration and can become overbearing and sometimes pompous. Oaks are drawn to demanding professions and usually hold positions of power; but have an innate sense of fair play. They enjoy confrontation and make formidable enemies. They set standards in love that are difficult to obtain, and place great importance on moral issues.

Treaty Oak
The oak tree endures what others cannot. It remains strong through challenges; and is known for being almost immortal, as is often attested to by its long life and ability to survive fire, lightning strikes, and devastation. If you were born under this sign, you have the strength of character and purpose to endure it - no matter what your challenges. Direct your energies wisely, make sure your risks are well calculated, and you'll overcome whatever seemingly "impossible" quests are sent to you.

There seems to be some controversy about the animals that are associated with this time. Some resources claim otters are associated with time period; in others the wren. Otter personalities have a strong sense of family and are helpful to those in need. They are intuitive and creative. They also have a tendency to be very defensive when they feel they are being threatened. Otters are a free spirited people that love to roam as they gather information. Wrens are natural care givers, self-motivated, and work better solo. They remain calm during a crisis; have a high sense of responsibility and moral integrity. They are usually leaders at work or in the community; but secretly would rather travel and live freely.



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