The Celtic Lunar Zodiac: How to Interpret Your Moon Sign by Helena Paterson

By Helena Paterson

Opens up new dimensions in astrology with interpretations of the lunar months of the yr as built by means of the traditional Celts. Helena Paterson's learn is a treasure trove of insights into mythology, natural lore, and Druidic secret culture. It additionally demonstrates the intimate courting that our ancestors well-known among the hobbies of the celebs and the flora and fauna. superbly illustrated with symbolic watercolors.

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Deep-pink color is said to fade and dim when the But the ash is primarily a tre e of sea power, depicted by the magnificent figure of Lir, a sea-god, sympathy with the wearer. The attractive owner is ill, and to change color when faced with danger. and one of the ruling divinities in Celtic legend. Holding aloft his trident spear, he commands the waters to abate as he drives two proud seahorses onwards across a stormy sea. With his long hair and The Black and White Gull The black and white gull, or common tern, some­ beard entwined with seaweed and his blue-green times called the sea swallow, is a migratory bird skin, he represents the mystical fusion of man and b elonging to the family of gulls and terns .

During this 600-year period Stonehenge evolved from a simple but imp osing earthwork enclosure with one standing stone to the magnificent tower­ ing circle of Sarsen stones encapsulating the fabulous bluestones . The trilithon design of two stones sup­ porting a third crosspiece lintel to form a complete circle is unique to Stonehenge and not found in other Megalithic sites or any oth er ancient stone buildings . The uniqueness of Stonehenge poses many unanswerable questions , but the people who utilized its position and awesome maj esty were the Celts .

It was a place of light and being-the Gther World of the Sidhe (pronounced laughter, love and great j oy. Life was enhanced in shee) and the world of mortals inhabited by man. every sense, a place where everyone could achieve The Other World should not be confused with the underworld (Annwn, an astral plane of initia- their dreams . The j ourney to reach the Other World usually T H E A S H TREE 51 involved traveling across water, with a compass bear­ comp arative study o f human p sychology i n the ing of due west, to the farthest westward point, western world.

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