Does Celtic Astrology Offer A New Approach?
Astrology is the study of astronomical bodies and their relationship to people on the earth. It is a form of divination that has been practiced for centuries by a multitude of cultures, all of which have used this pseudoscience to predict and decide on the best course of action for each person’s life. Depending upon the culture that you are in, astrology can be very different. In this article we will look at the differences between Western and Celtic astrology.
What Is Western Astrology?
Western astrology is a form of astrology that originated in the second century, based upon Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos. It utilizes a horoscope, a form of divination, focusing on a specific point in time in order to make calculations based upon the positioning of stars, planets and the sun and moon. This point in time is almost always the moment of a person’s birth, and this is represented by one of 12 zodiac symbols. The zodiac symbol that is chosen for each person depends upon where the sun was in regard to the constellation that it was in when looking at the sky.
What Is Celtic Astrology?
Celtic astrology is not composed of 12 zodiac symbols, which are usually representative of the 12 months of the year. It is actually represented by 13 months, with the primary focus being the subconscious mind and its relationship to the moon. There are many factors associated with this type of astrology including druidism and it’s believed that you must be in harmony with nature. They believe that their are tree spirits, that our world is a supernatural one, and that the convergence of male and female energies is necessary to find balance in this life. The astrological signs that are used are similar to Vedic astrology, with either trees or animals representing each sign. The use of animals is also found in Chinese and Western astrology, though different for each form of astrology.
Similarities Between The Two
The primary similarity between the two forms of astrology is that each animal, or tree dependent upon what version of Celtic astrology you are more partial to, is representative of certain traits that a person can have as a result of being born under that symbol. When an astrologist does a reading, they will incorporate each animal or tree, and their characteristics, with your personality, and will be able to provide a direction for your life. The use of either Western or Celtic astrology is designed to give people the information that they need in order to make decisions that can help them bring balance to their life, leading them in the right direction.
Whether you choose to use Western or Celtic astrology to help you make important decisions, each one is based upon the same premise. Dependent upon the time of your birth, and your correlation to the symbols associated with your birth, and the characteristics of those symbols, which can be animals or trees, you will be able to divine the best choices to make.
Resources: The Celtic Zodiac – A New Approach To Astrology