The Celts honored the rhythms of Nature and observed different flavors of their environment according to the season. Like our Native American kin, the full moon in each month held a special personality.
I cannot say the ancient Celts designated zodiac totem animals according to the time and day of a kinsman/kinswoman’s birth.
However, I can attest the Celts were undeniably bound to the animal world.
There seems to be no separation between Celtic-kind and animal-kind.
Cast your mind back to the time of the Celts, and observe: Their breath united with the breathing forests. Their eyes flickered with the fluttering feathers from their bird kin. Their hearts pounded in rhythm with the wild beasts of the wood. Indeed, no distinction between man and nature is made in Celtic ideology. Just as all prime people know, there is no delineation. There is only one.
In that energetic spirit of oneness, I invite you to connect with your own lunar Celtic animal sign. Explore the possibilities your lunar totems have for you. Further, explore all the animal personalities in the Celtic year. Doing this might expand your awareness about the people around you, the animals we resonate with, and the glory of our universe.
I hope you enjoy these perspectives on Celtic animal signs as much as I did while writing them.
Celtic Animal Zodiac and Sign Meanings
Stag/Deer (December 24 – January 20 )
The stag Celtic animal sign has high ideals and aspirations. If you want to start a new project, get a Stag sign to help you. They will not be deterred from their vision. They are thorough, patient and their persistence ensures their triumphs. When others have long given up, Stags buck their way past boundaries. They are proud, and rightfully so – they hold themselves in a regal way.
They are naturally noble like they came from royalty. This is not to say Stags feel entitled. Far from it. They believe in righteous hard work, and their integrity is their trademark.
Cat (January 21 – February 17)
Quick minded, and even quicker wit, the cat of the Celtic year packs a pounce in the realm of intellect. This Celtic animal sign has impeccable reasoning abilities, but moreover, they have a knack for seeing the underside of things, a “sixth mental sense” if you will. They have an unorthodox vision and should be called upon when fresh new perspectives are needed in a project.
They also have a kind, humanitarian quality that makes them lovable. Although sometimes they can appear aloof because they like to be on the fringe, always observing. Nevertheless, they have the best intentions at heart. Cats are also very creative and need an artistic outlet to express themselves.
Snake/Adder (February 18 – March 17)
The Celtic animal sign of the snake has a cool exterior but are infinitely lively. They are curious and are always full of questions about how the world works, and how the people around them work (even if they aren’t openly asking, you can bet they’re figuring out the answers in their own mind). Snakes are natural communicators, and they can be hugely persuasive. If they are passionate about a cause they can round up the whole neighborhood with their zeal and enthusiasm for their purpose.
Snakes can be spontaneous and unpredictable too. And although they’re pretty flexible, they like things to go their way (who doesn’t?) and will prove to be uncooperative if pushed in a corner.
Fox (March 18 – April 14)
The fox sign is amazingly cunning and knows how to work a room with sly, sexy humor. Full of guile, vigor and bright intelligence the fox is an untamable force. This Celtic animal sign is the one to take with you on exotic vacations, they will wind your ways into amazing adventures. They have a knack for storytelling, and every experience is fodder for their tales.