Sign of the Willow Tree
If you were born between April 15 and May 12, you are a Willow sign. Because you are ruled by the moon, your personality holds hands with many of the mystical aspects of the lunar realm. This means you are highly creative, intuitive (highly psychic people are born under the sign of the Willow) and intelligent. You have a keen understanding of cycles, and you inherently know that every situation has a season. This gives you a realistic perspective of things, and also causes you to be more patient than most tree signs.
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- Also known as – The Observer
- Tree: Willow
- Gemstone: Moonstone
- Flower : Primrose
- Animal: Serpent
- Planet: Moon
- Deity: Hekate
- Sabbat/Holiday: Beltane
- Color: Known only to be “bright”
- Additional Symbol: Colored eggs
- Amergin Verse: “I am a Hawk on a Cliff”
- Ogham Association: Saille
- Letter Character: “S”
- Polarity: Feminine
- Class: Peasant
- Compatible with: Birch and Ivy
With your intelligence comes a natural ability to retain knowledge and you often impress your company with the ability to expound on subjects from memory. Willow Celtic tree astrology signs are bursting with potential, but have a tendency to hold themselves back for fear of appearing flamboyant or overindulgent. It is your powers of perception that ultimately allow your true nature to shine, and what leads you to success in life. Characteristics:
Willow people are full of the mysteries of life which makes them difficult to get to know. Their psychic antennae are always switched on. They have extraordinary memories. They are extremely eloquent in explaining the mysteries of life. They act intuitively in almost all situations and are very resourceful.
They can be a powerful friend but are a horrible enemy! They have a passive kind of tenacity about them. They make wise parents and counselors. They tend to be very maternal and therefore are protective of loved ones. They are prone to sudden mood changes and they have a reluctance to forgive and forget which can cause permanent rifts with friends and family.
They are usually employed in very responsible jobs. They make excellent teachers. They seldom express a controversial opinion in public but they have very strong opinions in private. Willows tend to over worry about health matters and may be hypochondriacs. Their imagination has a tendency to work overtime. They have a deep interest in family loyalty and history and are often genealogists. Mother figures usually dominate and influence them throughout their lives. Once they are married, they become completely devoted to their spouse and children.
There are two distinct types of Willow individuals (a division which relates to all Celtic Tree Signs). The “new moon” character is associated with the first two weeks of a sign and the “full moon” character is associated with the last two weeks.
The “new moon” Willow individual tends to more inclined to sudden mood changes and displays more unreliable character traits. These people are however receptive to change and quick to take advantage of any opportunity which presents itself. The “full moon” Willow individual tends to disregard advice, even though his or her own reasoning power often lacks credibility. The “full moon” Willow is, however, the most resourceful of the two types and is blessed with an even more exceptional memory than his or her “new moon” counterpart.
In general, Willow individuals are basically articulate, strong-willed, resourceful and possessed with excellent memories. They touch upon all aspects of nature and its association with the Moon. Emotional and enigmatic, Willow people respond quickly to situations but are prone to sudden mood changes, which can make them difficult to get to know. Being shrewd and practical, they can be brilliant inventors but are also drawn to the unexplained mysteries of life. As a friend, the Willow individual can be a powerful ally…on the other hand, he or she can make for a formidable enemy. Willows have a type of passive tenacity and can be extraordinarily wise counselors and extremely nurturing parents who are protective of loved ones. The Willow person is often reluctant to forgive and forget, which can lead to permanent rifts with friends and family.
In the work force, Willows are usually employed in very responsible positions but find it hard to settle upon a definitive career. If the career choice should be in the field of education, however, they are counted among the best teachers. Willow individuals seldom express a controversial opinion in public (which makes them appear very amiable) but privately, their views are usually strong one way or the other. They are possessed with an overactive imagination and tend to fret needlessly about health matters. The Willow has a deep interest in family loyalty and history and usually becomes the family genealogist. The figure of the mother tends to dominate and influence the Willow throughout his or her life but once, married, there is no more devoted individual when it comes to the spouse and children.
The lunar energy of Willow people can be positively channeled into the arts, but it can also suddenly activate latent creative skills that may appear to change the personality. For the most part, Willows are incredibly difficult to get to know due to the type of “veil” over their personalities which hides a great deal. Their sense of humor is not always easy to define and tends to “come and go” depending upon the occasion. Blessed with a potential wisdom that makes them wise advisers, they are usually valued members of society.
Willow individuals usually marry at a young age and close personal relationships are of the utmost importance. With the correct partner, Willow individuals create a powerful bond that tends to strike an affinity between the sexes. Willows must learn how to trust their inner voice or they can become moody and chronically indecisive. Since the Moon has always been associated with those who can influence the public with the force of their personality…either good or bad…the Willow individual is usually one to be reckoned with.
There will be some Willow individuals who fail to fit the character pictures described above. These are, in every sense, the great magicians of the world. Appearing on the surface to be the most conventional of human beings, he or she will be experiencing an incredible inner life or imagination. However, there will be a time when this hidden potential suddenly bursts forth. It may take the form of writing to public figures or perhaps adopting a personal political role to address the rights and wrongs of a particular issue. Then again, there will be periods when such personal motivation ceases as suddenly as it began and the intuitive nature of such a Willow individual appears to crave a complete break from the routine rigors of daily life.
- Physical Goal: To encourage a comfortable relationship with the material world, which is full of lessons and cycles of changing values. Change is paramount for growth…and values are no exception.
- Mental Goal: To gain understanding of a particular concept…a steady accumulation of facts is the foundation of understanding. Not everything may be learned in one lesson…the key is repetition.
- Spiritual Goal: To learn that there must be periods of rest rather than continual activity.