Celtic Astrology, the Solstices and Equinoxes





Degree Date
Winter Solstice 00°00” Capricorn 22 December
Nameless Day 01°00” Capricorn 23 December
Brigantia 10°00” Aquarius 1 February
Vernal Equinox 00°00” Aries 21 March
Beltane 10°00” Taurus 1 May
Summer Solstice 00°00” Cancer 22 June
Lammas 10°00” Leo 1 August
Autumnal Equinox 00°00” Libra 23 September
Samhain 10°00” Scorpio 1 November


There are nine important days or degrees in Celtic lunar charts. The four fire festivals that fall on the first day of February, May, August and November each year, although the zodiac degrees relating to these days vary from year to year, but as they fall between 8° and 12° of the four fixed signs of the zodiac they have been calculated at 10° which allows for a 2° degree orb for planetary aspects and conjunctions.

Planetary positions conjoining these 9 days or degrees will have great significance. Planetary aspects such as polarities, trines, squares and sextiles have powerful influence and even the most minor aspects should not be underestimated.

The Solstices

In Celtic astrology the solstices have important implications in both natal and mundane charts especially regarding to the evolutionary progress of humanity, as individuals and as a whole. The foundation of Celtic lunar astrology is the waxing and waning cycles of the moon and the sun.

Nameless Day

The Nameless Day although it is incorporated with the 13th sign has particular significance to the human evolution process and symbolizes the evolved human state. It is symbolized by the emerging head of a serpent and represents a sphere of spiritual awareness.

The Equinoxes

The equinoxes mark an important date in the Earth’s annual orbit of the sun. It is when the length of the day and night are equal all around the world. They also represent the first and last quarter of the moon in the lunar zodiac.



© JG Farmer 2014


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