The Knowledge of the Druids
The ancient Druids, members of the learned class among the ancient Celts, were teachers, philosophers, physicians, priests, seers and sorceress’. Their function was to act as advisors to rulers like kings and queens, as judges, as teachers, and as an authority in matters of worship and ceremony.
This illustration, ‘An Arch Druid in His Judicial Habit,’ is how 17th-century artists depicted druids.
However, druidry was a natural earth religion as opposed to an organized religion, such as Christianity or Islam. Druids probably acted, not as mediators of divinity, but as directors of ritual, guiding and containing certain rites. Especially where nature was concerned.
Druids were able to interpret events occurring in nature because they studied all aspects of nature, especially trees and plants, and had deep respect and knowledge of them. They used plants to tell the future and even made medicinal potions from them for healing.
This image is the front page of the magazine entitled The Druids, specifically from a March 1909 issue. The magazine was the mouthpiece of an organisation known as the Ancient Order of Druids.
The druids were expert observers of nature. They observed patterns in a person’s life according to the phases of the moon in which they were born and the season of the year. This knowledge is very accurate even today. The druids did not use star constellations to predict a person’s personality, as with star based astrology, but instead, and very accurately, they used trees.
Druids recognized that a child born within a certain season of the year would develop certain qualities. The system of Celtic tree astrology was developed out of a natural connection with the druid’s knowledge of earth cycles and their reverence for the sacred knowledge held by trees. They believed trees were vessels of infinite wisdom.
Druid Celtic Tree Astrology is based on the ancient idea that the time of our births (the season) is pivotal to the formation of our personality and behavior. The druids used a calendar based on thirteen lunar months instead of the traditional twelve. You’ll be surprised at how accurately the Druids Celtic Tree Astrology is.
Follow your birthdate below to read about your personality based on Ancient Druid Knowledge. What kind of tree are you? Share it below in the comments.
≡ December 24 – January 20
≡ January 21 – February 17
≡ February 18 – March 17
≡ March 18 – April 14
≡ April 15 – May 12
≡ May 13 – June 9
≡ June 10 – July 7
≡ July 8 – August 4
≡ August 5 – September 1
≡ September 2 – September 29
≡ September 30 – October 27
≡ October 28 – November 24
≡ November 25 – December 23