Celtic tree of life horoscope (part two.)

Like all zodiac signs, an individual’s sign is determined by their birth date. The Celtic tree signs and their associated traits are also arranged according to dates as follows:

  • December 24 – January 20, Birch: The birch tree represents cleanliness, loyalty, purity, and rebirth. It is the first tree to produce leaves in the spring, and is characterized as patient and persistent.
  • January 21 – February 17, Rowan: The rowan tree protects against wickedness, and individuals associated with this tree are said to be idealistic, progressive, and humanitarian. The tree is also a recognized fertility symbol.
  • February 18 – March 17, Ash: Ash trees highlight the connection between all things in the natural world, and lend compassion, sensitivity, and inquisitiveness to individuals born under their guidance.
  • March 18 – April 14, Alder: Alder trees harness creativity and determination, as well as an adventurous spirit and intuitive nature.
  • April 15 – May 12, Willow: The willow is a practical, reliable, and steadfast tree, and so are the individuals associated with it. Other traits include a reverence of knowledge and the ability to weather ongoing changes.


  • May 13 – June 9, Hawthorn: The vigorous hawthorn tree embodies its associated individuals with natural charm and strength, including physical fitness and agility.
  • June 10 – July 7, Oak: Oak trees are frequently associated with ancient wisdom, and it is no surprise that one of the primary characteristics of an individual with an oak sign is their ability to learn and accumulate wisdom through practical applications.
  • July 8 – August 4, Holly: The bright holly tree is a loving protector that craves both justice and unity. At the same time, holly individuals can be quick to react to unusual situations, and that can lead to problems if not carefully tempered.
  • August 5 – September 1, Hazel: The hazel tree offers individuals born under its care artistic inspiration and intuition. Creativity, particularly for drama and the arts, is often encouraged by the hazel tree.
  • September 2 – September 29, Vine: The vine encourages individuals to trust their senses and focus on a strong inner self, leading to solid confidence and self assuredness.
  • September 30 – October 27, Ivy: Ivy is a sociable tree and so are individuals under its guidance. Other characteristics include a willingness to cooperate with others and focus on team efforts.
  • October 28 – November 24, Reed: Reed trees help individuals create order with their meticulous personalities, and complexity is often found in their lives and preferences.
  • November 25 – December 23, Elder: Elder trees represent the continuity of life and other philosophical considerations. Creativity is often found associated with the elder tree as well.

Day 5 – Hong Sau & chakra positions

Today I began incorporating Hong Sau;

“In Sanskrit, the word Hamsa (Hong-Sau) means wild gander, and has great symbolic significance. No matter how far the wild gander flies, at some point it remembers, and migrates back to its home, always at the proper season. In the same way, we as spiritual beings following a spiritual principle must, like the wild gander, remember, and migrate back to our spiritual home. The spiritual home is the inward state of Samadhi. The Hong-Sau Kriya meditation is a key technique whereby you return to the spiritual home.SriYantra

In most systems of meditation, there is a particular spiritual result that is sought. This may be trance, vision, or clairaudience. This is not, however, the end goal of Kriya Yoga. There is a higher meditation, in which you enter a state of consciousness with meaning beyond your own mind. In this state of meditation, you remove the illusions, delusions, cravings, loyalties, and prejudices. These states produce emotional ignorance within your everyday consciousness. When these states have been removed, you see the reality.

Higher meditation produces a strength and an intensity of consciousness making you courageous and fearless. The most universally applicable method for developing meditation is attentiveness on the incoming and outgoing breath! This technique in no way interferes with the normal breathing pattern. It is used as a point of concentration. It is a pattern upon which the Hong-Sau meditation technique is based.





Taken from The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga” by Goswami Kriyananda.

Was good to find this on the web as it gives an example of Goswami Kriyanandas style of writing; plus I couldn’t think of much to say today ; ) found some nice pictures though. I especially like the one showing the position of the chakras from the side view. For a long time I was never exactly sure where the Chakras were, depth wise in the body. Most images only show the chakras from the front. I wonder how ida, pingala and shushumna fit into this view of the chakras being along the spinal axis? Are the three main nadi channels found simply in the center of ones body or do they also adhere to the spinal axis? Answers on a postcard please..