Celtic Tree Calendar 3 of 13 – Ash Tree February 18 to March 17

(I am sorry this is a couple of days late.)

Ash Moon: February 18 – March 17

From LearnReligions.com

In the Norse eddas, Yggdrasil, the world tree, was an Ash. The spear of Odin was made from the branch of this tree, which is also known by the Celtic name Nion, pronounced knee-un. This is one of three trees sacred to the Druids (Ash, Oak and Thorn), and this is a good month to do magic that focuses on the inner self. Associated with ocean rituals, magical potency, prophetic dreams and spiritual journeys, the Ash can be used for making magical (and mundane) tools — these are said to be more productive than tools made from other wood. If you place Ash berries in a cradle, it protects the child from being taken away as a changeling by mischievous Fae.

Ash – one Ireland’s sacred trees

From Ireland-Calling.com

The Ash is part of the olive family and is prized for its strength as well as its healing qualities. In Ireland the ash was considered one of the trilogy of sacred trees along with the oak and hawthorn.

In Ireland the ash was considered one of the trilogy of sacred trees along with the oak and hawthorn. Three of the five magic trees of Ireland were ash along with one oak and one yew.

Sadly, these trees were cut down in 665 by the Christians to symbolise their victory over paganism, although some of the pagan traditions were adopted by the Christians and some trees were linked to the stories of the saints.

St Patrick supposedly banished the snakes from Ireland with an ash stick, which, in Irish mythology, was the preferred wood for a magic wand.

Irish emigrants took  Ash to America

According to the writer Robert Graves who created the modern Celtic tree calendar, a tree descended from the sacred tree of Creevna, another sacred ash was still standing in the 19th century.

Irish emigrants to America took pieces of the ash with them as a charm against drowning. Ash was thought to have power over water and was often planted near sacred springs known as ‘cloothe wells’.

It was also used to build boats. In Ancient Greek mythology ash was associated with Poseidon the god of the sea.

Possibly due to its strength and ability to grow to great heights (over 130ft), Celtic mythology refers to the ash tree as The World Tree, a tree that spans between worlds, the backbone of the universe.

It is the tree that represents The Tree of Life, with its tall branches reaching up into the heavens and its vast root system spread deep below the Earth.

Norse mythology had similar beliefs that the ash was the tree said to span the universe, linking worlds.

Medicinal uses of ash

The bark, seeds and leaves of the ash are all believed to have medicinal qualities. They have been used throughout time to strengthen the liver and spleen, cleanse the system and detoxify the body.

In Ancient Greece Hippocrates was known to have used ash to concoct remedies for gout and …

February 21, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

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Moon Alert

After 4:30 AM EST today (1:30 AM PST) there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The Moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a positive day to begin your week! (We like positive.) It’s a good time to check out red-tape details that might be nagging you, about shared property, inheritances, taxes and debt. Pull up your sleeves and dig in. (At least, make a start.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Relations with friends and groups are warm and supportive today. This is a good day to deal with members of the general public as well. You will be particularly effective interacting with classes, clubs and groups because people are willing to cooperate.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a good day to talk to the boss, parents or the police. That’s because people are open-minded and cooperative today. Everyone is ready to go along to get along. Ask for permission or approval for what you want.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Vacation plans and ideas about how to escape your daily grind are in your mind today. If you can’t swing a big vacation, can you plan a short trip? This is also a good day to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Money and resources from others will help you or your family today. If you need money or help, now is the time to ask. (This includes asking for equipment and support related to your job.) This is also a good day to discuss banking and financial matters.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Conversations with the general public and those who are close to you will be a positive experience today. You’re eager to enlighten someone about what is important to you and others are willing to listen. “Confidence is high!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a positive day with your work and your activities in general. In fact, your health feels positive because you feel vigourous! Having said that, you might not work harder. Instead, you will use your increased energy to do whatever you want, which is still a plus.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing beautifully with the Sun, which is invigorating for you. This is a wonderful day because you feel in harmony with yourself. In addition, you have an increased feeling of vitality. Don’t hesitate to ask the universe for a favour.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a feel-good day for your sign! It’s particularly good for those of you who work with children or work in the entertainment world, the hospitality industry or anything to do with sports. It’s a positive day for any kind of group activity! Yay!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an excellent day to work with classes, groups, clubs and organizations; however, for your sign, it is super excellent. Rally your troops and set them marching! Feel free to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone to get their feedback because this might help you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Business and commerce are favoured today, which is why this is a solid day to explore financial negotiations as well as ways to boost your income. You might explore the possibility of a better paying job? It’s also a good day to ask the boss for a raise. With Mercury in your sign, you are articulate!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the Sun is in your sign dancing beautifully with the Moon, which makes you feel that life is easier today. You’re able to relate to others better. Furthermore, other people are drawn to you in a positive way. It’s a great day to deal with groups.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016) shares your birthday today. You have a fine sense of humour and are well liked by others. You are down-to-earth, practical and organized. (Few might realize how sensitive you are.) This year will be slower paced. Take time to enjoy yourself. You will have stronger focus on relationships. It’s time to discover what makes you happy.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS FEBRUARY 21, you are an all-around individual who can be influenced by his/her environment. The conventional Pisces born on this day is someone that is caring, gentle and kindhearted. You love helping people.

I mean, you are just down-to-earth people with compassion and understanding. You have a big heart. You have a lot of awesome qualities, which makes you a desirable partner and friend.

Pisces birthday February 21 people could be a bit submissive, and they have a desire to get along. On the flip side of this, it may be easy for someone to take advantage of this person born on this date. You blend easily into groups of people mainly because no one is in jeopardy of losing their social status because you are around.

What is sad is that you may not even tell someone that you are not comfortable with your situation but rather, Pisces, you will accept something that does not fair well with you. Let me say this. You cannot always mold yourself into something that you are not. Speak up or change the situation, so it is to your advantage warns the February 21 birthday horoscope.

As it was stated before, you are a gentle Pisces. Although you do not like to flirt, you have this way of making people feel special. That is a talent that not everyone has. You are fortunate to have it. You will make the ideal partner, whether it is a romantic or casual relationship.

If you are born today, then your birthday meaning suggests that you are loyal, loving, faithful mates. You tend to sacrifice your needs or desires and put your lover first.

Those born on February 21 take things leisurely in a relationship. Pisceans love the old fashion courtship. When it comes to romance, you are very creative. The chances of your lover being spoiled are great. You make the feel they are most important in your life.

 

Pisces with birthdays on this day tend to dream a lot however and can try to tie in reality with fantasy. It does not always work, but you certainly get an A for effort.

As per the Pisces birthday astrology analysis, because you are so creative, you can be good at any profession that you choose but find the right channel to enhance your talents. Do what you love doing if at all possible.

Link your interests or hobbies and find a career that would make money. Do you like to write? There are many job postings for writers. Do you like helping others? Maybe social work would be more rewarding to you. Whatever you decide, you will do well.

Let us talk about your health, Pisces. You know that being overweight could cause all kinds of health issues for you, Pisces. You are eating right and sticking to it. I am proud of you! I know how you love food, but you can make a delicious meal using fruits and veggies.

Those with February 21 birthday, should stay away from all that fatty junk food as well as sodas. Included on the list of restrictions should be drugs and alcohol. That is a big no-no. Excessive use could be detrimental to your overall health.

You may think that two glasses of wine a day would not hurt, but after a period, you will want to check the status of your liver. Alcohol does damage Pisces women faster than men. Pisces, please think about this.

In conclusion, Those with birthdays February 21 are sensitive Pisceans. You are awesome people. You are a gentle soul that is creative especially when it comes to romance. You spoil your partner with your generous nature. Pisces, you make people feel good about themselves. You will do well with a career in which you can be artistic.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On February 21

Christopher Adkins, Erma Bombeck, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tyne Daly, Kelsey GrammerAshley GreeneJennifer Love Hewitt, Vanity

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 21

This Day That Year – February 21 In History

1431 – Joan of Arc’s trial starts
1792 – The Presidential Succession Act is passed by Congress
1866 – The first time a woman (Lucy B Hobbs Taylor) earns a DDS degree
1915 – The World’s Fair takes place in San Francisco, CA

February 21 Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 21 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

February 21 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune & SaturnNeptune represents spirituality, healing, feelings, and emotions. Saturn stands for completion, delays, concentration and permanence.

February 21 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol Of The Aquarius Zodiac Sign
The Two Fishes Are The Symbol Of The Pisces Star Sign

February 21 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The World. This card symbolizes straightforwardness, success, and completion of tasks. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Cups and King of Cups.

February 21 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This is a good match with mutual admiration.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign GeminiThis relationship is all about unfulfilled dreams.

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February 21 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands for creativity, artistic temperament, and a positive attitude.
Number 5 – This number symbolizes an adventurous nature and traveling.

Lucky Colors For February 21 Birthdays

Sea Green: This is a peaceful color that symbolizes excellent joy and has a calming effect.
Purple: This color signifies imagination, mental clarity, luxury, and prosperity.

Lucky Days For February 21 Birthday

Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and stands for productivity, usefulness, joy, and generosity.

February 21 Birthstones

Amethyst is said to be a stone of protection and makes you a more positive person.
Aquamarine helps a person attain peace, tranquility and meditate with ease.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 21

Gemstones for the woman and a bottle of good wine for the man. The February 21 birthday personality loves the best that life can offer.

February 21, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the February 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on February 21 has an illumination of 76%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On February 21 the Moon is 19.57 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 76%
Moon Age: 19.57 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,113.91 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,975,168.59 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 21, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Pisces 19
Moon:24 Libra 43
Mercury:06 Aquarius 23
Venus:19 Capricorn 39
Mars:20 Capricorn 08
Jupiter:11 Pisces 56
Saturn:17 Aquarius 52
Uranus:11 Taurus 18
Neptune:22 Pisces 06
Pluto:27 Capricorn 33
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 14 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 50 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 07
Chiron:10 Aries 08
Ceres:02 Gemini 12
Pallas:02 Aries 25
Juno:07 Aquarius 35
Vesta:21 Capricorn 14
Eris:23 Aries 50
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

 

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 21, 2022
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:03 Pisces 15
Moon:07 Scorpio 14
Mercury:07 Aquarius 28
Venus:20 Capricorn 16
Mars:20 Capricorn 49
Jupiter:12 Pisces 09
Saturn:17 Aquarius 59
Uranus:11 Taurus 19
Neptune:22 Pisces 08
Pluto:27 Capricorn 35
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 47 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 13
Chiron:10 Aries 11
Ceres:02 Gemini 24
Pallas:02 Aries 45
Juno:07 Aquarius 57
Vesta:21 Capricorn 42
Eris:23 Aries 50
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

February 21, 2022
03:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Pisces 57
Moon:03 Scorpio 14
Mercury:07 Aquarius 07
Venus:20 Capricorn 04
Mars:20 Capricorn 36
Jupiter:12 Pisces 05
Saturn:17 Aquarius 57
Uranus:11 Taurus 19
Neptune:22 Pisces 08
Pluto:27 Capricorn 35

True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 12 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 48 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 11
Chiron:10 Aries 10
Ceres:02 Gemini 20
Pallas:02 Aries 39
Juno:07 Aquarius 50
Vesta:21 Capricorn 33
Eris:23 Aries 50

Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

February 21 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 February 21

This is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 Servicing Mission to upgrade the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on 13 June and 8 July 2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble’s ACS. The galaxy lies up to 90 million light-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Major.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Image Credit: NASAESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Explanation: Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar. Prominently barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217, featured here, was captured in spectacular detail in this image taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. Visible are dark filamentary dust lanes, young clusters of bright blue stars, red emission nebulas of glowing hydrogen gas, a long bar of stars across the center, and a bright active nucleus that likely houses a supermassive black hole. Light takes about 60 million years to reach us from NGC 6217, which spans about 30,000 light years across and can be found toward the constellation of the Little Bear (Ursa Minor).

 

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Printable Celtic Tree Calendar

The Celtic Tree Calendar – following the lunar cycle

Click here to read more about the 13 months of the Celtic Tree Calendar from Ireland-Calling.com

The Celtic Tree Calendar is based on the ogham alphabet and its association with trees.

It consists of 13 months, each 28 days long, following the lunar cycle, as Roman accounts have suggested the Druids did, with one extra day representing the 23rd December, the ‘Day of Creation’.

Each of the 13 months is represented by a tree together with its ogham letter.

The calendar was conceived by the British poet and scholar Robert Graves. It was an idea put forward in his book The White Goddess, a historical grammar of poetic myth, first published in 1948.

The book focused on the mythology of Ireland, Britain, Europe and the Middle East, interpreting it in Grave’s individual and poetic style.

As historical accounts of ancient Druids are scarce, many of Graves’ ideas regarding the Celtic Tree Calendar were based on the works of Irish historian Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh, (Roderick O’Flaherty). Ó Flaithbheartaigh had published Ogygia in 1685, an elaborate history of Ireland that journeys back to the time of myths and legends and contains within it a chapter on understanding the ancient ogham alphabet.

Graves’ works may also have been influenced by the 14th century Book of Ballymote which contains a chapter on the ogham in which many varieties of the alphabet appear in the form of several diagrams thought to be used as secret codes.

Although the calendar is quite new in a historical sense, its influences lie within ancient Celtic mythology and folklore. It is a beautiful example of how modern spiritual beliefs and the customs of ancient times can be combined to form something enchanting.

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