Hello Sunshines, here’s a little mythological and astrological fun!
The Swan Princess
I got Aine of Knockaine aka The Fairy Goddess
Celtic Goddess: Love, Sovereignty, Wealth, and Summer
This Celtic goddess was remembered, especially among women, she brought them, hope in dark times. Though many of her stories are attached to tragedy, she was strong and therefore brought the Celtic women hope as they had to protect their towns, homes, and settlements.
AKA: Matcha (several figures referred to by this name in Irish Folklore) the Match figures in Irish Folklore are often associated with the land, fertility, kingship, war, and horses.
In Irish Áine means, “splendor, joy, and radiance“
Animal Symbol: Red Mare
I got Cerridwen! She’s the keeper of the Cauldron. Known for…
Areas of influence: The transformative power of magic, wisdom, rebirth and creative inspiration. She is the patron goddess of witches and wizards.
Associated with the: moon, fertility, science, prophecy, and poetry
Alternate Name Spellings: Ceridwen, Cereduin, Keridwen, and Kerridwen
Strengths: She’s wise and Resourceful
I think her key traits I see reflected in myself are; wisdom, poetry, and creative inspiration.
This week’s art piece “The Swan Princess,” was inspired by me stumbling upon these couple of Celtic Goddess Quizzes. It made me think about Celtic astrology and wonder how my Virgo astrology compares to my Celtic Astrology. According to Celtic Tree Astrology, I am the Vine, aka The Equalizer. Since I’m born with the first two weeks of September, I’m considered a Moon Vine.
The Vine: Appears cool on the surface, but emotions tend to run high underneath. They help bring balance to others, however, they need to be careful not to become unbalanced themselves in doing so.
Moon Vine: Shows their emotions easily. They tend to be self-critical, and need to work hard to remember, nobody’s perfect, and that’s okay. They need to work on taking care of themselves and be their own BFF.
Symbolism: connection, eternity, and diversity
Season: Their personality is considered changeable as they were born during the autumnal equinox.
They are both predictable and unpredictable in nature. They may appear laid back, however, are generally highly restless. They may appear to contradict themselves and appear indecisive. This is because of their ability to see the positive of both sides, making it difficult to choose one thing over another.
However, when it comes to things like art, food, and music, they know exactly what they like and don’t like. They are very aesthetic and can turn drab into fab. They are reserved and can appear cool, but this is because their emotions run high and this drains their energy. They are comfortable with expressing themselves freely, though are selective of who they share their deepest feelings with.
They are genuine and highly supportive of those close to them. They are the peacemakers of the Celtic Zodiac and go out of their way to avoid and resolve conflict. They try hard to make their environment balanced as they crave tranquility and desire fairness.
Character Traits: Charming, Classic, Refined, Elegant, Protective, Intelligent, Caring, Sensitive, Enthusiastic, Passionate
Strengths: Nonjudgmental, Fair, Empathetic, Intuitive, Expressive, Creative, Organized, Attention to Detail
Challenges: Sensitive, Emotional, Indecisiveness, Need for Security and Fulfillment, Finding and keeping balance in their life
Celtic Animal: Swan
This truly moved me how much I truly related to my Celtic finding, even my husband couldn’t believe how much this could really analyze me. I think the Celtic zodiac does an exquisite job of defining many of my key character traits, strengths, and challenges.
If you decide to explore your Celtic Tree or Celtic Goddess, please share as I’m eager to know your findings and if you felt it described you so accurately or not.