At the beginning of the 21st century, the genre of fantasy flourished. The popularity of Tolkien's legacy, the boom of historical reconstructivism, the mass replication of thematic literature and music eloquently testify to this. The fantasy worlds originate in the Celtic pagan culture, fortunately, not completely extinct, but significantly diluted Christian traditions. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in that, in parallel with the development of fairy elven motifs, interest in the traditional Celtic heritage also awakens. It manifests itself in different ways - someone is captivated by the melodies of bagpipes and the rhythms of steppe, someone is choked with myths and ballads, and someone is crocheting Gaelic and Welsh literature.
Did not ignore the Celtic revival and spiritual component of this oldest European ethnos. And although there are those (especially in Europe) who show a keen interest in Christian Irish spirituality, most of those who are interested in the Celtic world are still more enamored with the mysterious druidism whose secrets they are trying to solve with a passion.
Horoscope of druids
Such unresolved puzzles, fortunately, or, conversely, unfortunately, the druids have left plenty. And all the blame is that they did not have the scriptures, and memorized all their wisdom. Therefore, with the death of the last of them, a large part of the authentic Celtic system of beliefs, views and sacraments has sunk into oblivion. What has survived, enthusiasts try to collect, in order to restore the old glory of the druidic spirituality. Speaking of particulars, one of such reanimated knowledge of pagan wise men of Celtic society is a horoscope. Druids from other religious ministers were particularly attached to plants, to trees. This, of course, is not unique to pagan spirituality. But, nevertheless, it is with the druids that the sacred oak groves and associated rituals are associated. Because their horoscope is not stellar, but woody.
Structure of the Celtic Horoscope
In the pagan religion a special place is given to the natural cycles of sunrise and sunset, planting, maturation and harvesting and so on. But perhaps the most important of these is the pulse of the annual cycle. This circle organizes the horoscope of the druids. Their system segments the forty year periods. Each segment of time is associated with a particular tree, which only in this system twenty-two. The fact that the year in the Druidic system of representations is divided into four periods of confrontation between light and darkness. The ends of these segments marked the days of the equinoxes (21 March and 23 September) and solstice (24 June and 21 December). Each pair of sectors is like a reflection of each other – the spring-autumn and winter-summer. Therefore, under the single tree in the given year from two periods. Total of eighteen, thirty-six years. Four plants only take one day for the whole cycle.
Correspondence Chart of the Celtic Horoscope
Calendar, geography and wood horoscope
The horoscope of the Druids, as already mentioned, is divided into forty periods, which are guided by the solar calendar. How the chronology was used by the druids in antiquity is now difficult to say. The reconstructed model assumes a binding to the numbers of the modern Gregorian calendar with the orientation on the axis of the equinox and the solstice.
It is also important to note that this horoscope includes plants that are spread in the Celtic habitat. Therefore, it somewhat does not correspond to the Russian reality. The peculiarities of Slavic psychology are different from the Celtic one, and therefore it is necessary to follow the proposed characteristics of this system with caution and caution.
Horoscope Druids - compatibility periods
Of course, many are interested in the question of which of these trees best correspond with each other in the perspective of human relations. This question has an answer, and it is that the best compatibility is characteristic of people of the same sign, but from different periods. That is, the spring chestnut is best suited to the autumn chestnut.
A good potential will be observed for the signs, separated by three positions. Thus, for the chestnut, the closest partners are fig and maple. Similarly, the whole circle is calculated, skipping single trees and the ninth position - it is an exception.
The Druid horoscope for trees that do not have a pair, but occupy the extreme one-day points, suggests the following semantics regarding compatibility - they have the potential for perfect relations with any sign, as well as the likelihood of complete confrontation with them.