My previous post was about animals that I feel drawn to or like and feel a kinship with; their symbolism and how I feel about it. This post is about different zodiacs, my ‘birth’ animals and what they symbolize.
The Lunar New Year has recently passed and we are now in the Year Of The Rat. It’s sad and a little frightening, but also incredibly ironic that the Year Of The Rat started with a ‘plague’ spreading from China.
I was born in the Year Of Monkey, Earth Monkey to be precise.
Monkeys in other elements are selfish, while the Earth ones don’t even seem to have an ego. What characterizes them the most is their desire to help those in need.
It’s nice to know that my particular year of monkeys aren’t selfish. 😂 Other qualities of Earth Monkey are: ingenuous, convincing and practical; but also opportunistic, demanding and cheeky. I’ll admit I can be a bit cheeky.
The Earth makes them ethical and moral. Therefore, they will look for fairness and equality in everything. It’s not unusual for them to support minorities or the ones whose rights have been stolen.
I think I have a pretty good moral compass. Ethics are important to me. I did a lot of grassroots political work for various ‘liberal’ leaning groups before I became a cyborg hermit.
The monkey isn’t the only animal in my Astrological Zoo. I found information about the Celtic Zodiac too. According to their system, I am a Snake.
Snake/Adder (February 18 – March 17):
The Celtic animal sign of the snake has a cool exterior but is infinitely lively. They are curious and are always full of questions about the functioning of the world and the functioning of the people around them (even if they do not ask it openly, you can bet that they find the answers in their own mind).
Snakes are natural communicators and can be extremely convincing. If they are passionate about a cause, they can bring the whole neighborhood together with their zeal and enthusiasm for their goal.
Snakes can also be spontaneous and unpredictable. And although they’re flexible enough, they like to do things the way they do (who doesn’t?) and will prove to be uncooperative if pushed into a corner.
Not what anyone would expect as a snake description. I like it, and think it fits pretty well. I also like actual snakes. Younger Daughter has a Corn Snake that I was in charge of feeding when they were still living with me. Now Daughter and snake live with Daughter’s partner and partner has to do the feeding.
Kris the Corn Snake actually escaped once and we thought she was gone forever. I found her a couple months later when I turned the blankets down on my bed. She was curled up under the blankets, between the sets of pillows. I guess it’s good that I like snakes. I didn’t freak out, just called Younger Daughter into my room and showed her. She freaked out, but in a good way.
Snakes are also associated with healing and people born during the Celtic Moon Of Snake can be great healers, intentionally or just putting out a healing ‘vibe’. Snakes are thought to be mystical, magical and in touch with spirit realm.
Keywords for Celtic Zodiac Sign of the Snake
I quite like the Celtic Snake, but I have one more animal in my Astrological Zoo, actually a pair of animals, the fish of Pisces.
I did a post about Pisces, so I’ll just add a few things here.
So, that about covers it… unless I stumble upon some more information about animals or different zodiacs.
Do you feel affinity with any of your zodiac animals or symbols?
(featured image belongs to Younger Daughter, who kindly gave permission to use it)
~Thank You, Rory! March 13, 2020~
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