Celtic Tree Astrology-April 15 – May 12

April 15, 2016

Celtic Tree Astrology: The Willow Willow – The Observer April 15 – May 12 If you are a Willow sign, you are ruled by the moon, and so your personality holds hands with many of the mystical aspects of the lunar realm. This means you are highly creative, intuitive (highly psychic people are born under […]

Celtic Folklore

July 11, 2009

Celtic Mythology | top Alina Tarkhanian September 2005 Background Information Until the rise of the Roman Empire, the Celts were a strong force. Rome had been sacked by them in 385 BC. Although the Celts were incorporated into the Roman Empire, they continued to worship their own gods and goddesses. Even though they adopted the […]

Celtic Mythology

July 8, 2009

Scottish Voice- Celtic Mythology Alina Tarkhanian September 2005 Background Information Until the rise of the Roman Empire, the Celts were a strong force. Rome had been sacked by them in 385 BC. Although the Celts were incorporated into the Roman Empire, they continued to worship their own gods and goddesses. Even though they adopted the […]

The Glencoe Folk Proverb

July 8, 2009

“THERE’LL BE MORE COMMOTION ABOUT IT THEN THERE WAS OVER THE CHEESE RIND.” In the Scottish highlands there was an ancient custom called “Christmas Begging” passed down through the ages. This custom was especially practiced by the people from Glencoe. On December 19th the poor would go among their relatives on what was called a […]

Tea Cup Reading/How Tea Was Discovered

July 8, 2009

The handle represents the client. The left hand side of the cup represents the past. The right hand side of the cup represents the future. The bottom of the cup represents ill fortune at any time. The top of the cup indicates events that will happen in the near future. The bottom of the cup […]

Samhain

July 8, 2009

The ancient Celtic fall harvest celebration, Samhain, was celebrated in Scotland on November 1st. to mark the beginning of a new cycle of life and the beginning of the Celtic New Year. Celts and their priests the Druids, members of pagan orders in Britain, Ireland, and Gaul celebrated “Samhain” believing that during the time of […]

Superstitions

July 8, 2009

THE SEA There was always much superstition surrounding the Sea. A child born on the ebbing tide was considered to be unlucky, and would probably grow up weak and sickly .Certain places and things must not be given their correct name at sea for fear of offending the ‘Good People’. A stranger must not walk […]

Second Sight

July 8, 2009

In the mid seventeenth century there was and old woman who lived near Pitcaple Castle who was believed to have second sight. One day this old woman met with Sir John Leslie, Laird of Pitcaple castle and his wife Agnes Ramsay of Balmayne. the old lady said to her: If a robin redbreast in your […]

Heather Ale

July 8, 2009

One hundred years after Robert Louis Stephenson’s death his words tell of a Pictish legend about Heather Ale. From the bonny bells of heather, They brewed a drink long-syne. Was sweeter far than honey, was stronger far than wine They brewed it and they drank it, And lay in blessed swound For days and days […]