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What’s Your Sign? Lunar Astrology and Druid Tree Lore December and January Birthdays

Druid Tree Lore – Celtic Lunar Astrology
24th December to 20th January


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.

See the entire collection of zodiac signs here or on my website, MagickMermaid (Studio tab at the top of the page).

Wishing Everyone A Joyful Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year.  It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year.  Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the God born anew.  Plants that remain evergreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations.

The Goddess at Winter Solstice wears a crown of holly and mistletoe as she awaits the birth of her child.

The Winter Solstice Goddess Print is available in two sizes:
https://magickmermaid.com/Magick-Goddess-Pagan-Celtic-Mythology-Art.html

Magickal Oak in Winter Print is part of the Magickal Oak Series:
https://magickmermaid.com/GreenMan-and-GreenWoman-Art-Prints.html

Dark Collage

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Dark Collage

I drag around a dark collage,
of jagged glass and toxic rags.
I made it in self-sabotage,
my castle flies the worst of flags.

Should I forget my rightful place,
it slithers up and bids me look,
while spewing falsehoods in my face,
to make me bite the baited hook.

Beguiling me to stop and stare,
but staring stirs my hand to…

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