Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
25th November to 23rd December
11 inches x 14 inches (27.94cm x 35.56cm)
8 inches x 10 inches (20.32cm x 25.4cm)
About Druid Tree Lore and Celtic Lunar Astrology
People have been marking the passage of time by the phases of the moon for millennia. Although it is impossible to say for certain because the lore and traditions were not written, many historians believe that both the Celts and Druids used a 13 month lunar calendar. The months and symbols differ from the solar calendar with which most of us are familiar. Druidic horoscopes are often mentioned in legends.
Trees have long been a source of sacred folklore with each chosen to represent the months and having its own magickal properties. The Ogham symbols may have been devised by ancient Druids. As several of the symbols refer to trees, the ogham alphabet is often called the Tree Alphabet. These symbols are included next to the tree names which are shown in both English and Old Irish. The animal symbols are my interpretation based on various sources. The ruling planets of each sign are also noted. The information provided here is an introduction to the wealth of knowledge concerning Druid teachings and Celtic lore.
The Wizard’s Workshop
The candle illuminates the wizard’s workshop. All of his magickal tools are assembled.
A wand, crystal ball, various bottles and tins filled with mysterious ingredients
and secret scrolls sit on his table, waiting to be used in magick spells.
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Red and White Alchemy Dragons
One of the most well-known tales about a red dragon and a white dragon concerns King Vortigern’s fortress at Dinas Emrys in Wales. The King tried many times to build his castle; yet every night the walls collapsed, much to his consternation and that of his wizards. The King’s advisors tell him he needs to sacrifice a fatherless boy upon the site. The boy he finds turns out to be young Merlin, who will become the greatest wizard of all time. Needless to say, young Merlin sees all and tells the King there is an underground pool in which a red dragon and a white dragon reside. The dragons will fight to the death and this will determine the outcome of Vortigern’s battles with the Saxons. The red dragon, representing Vortigern, defeats the white dragon which represented the Saxons. The castle is then rebuilt successfully!
In Druidical lore, the red winged dragon symbolizes niter, the active principle of alchemy. The white wingless dragon symbolises salt, the passive principle of alchemy.
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