We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

07 August 2007

Golden Birthday Astrology

Today is my son's 7th birthday, his golden birthday, meaning he is seven on seven. My husband and I already had our golden's at 30 and 20 respectively, and I have always felt it is a really special occasion (once in a lifetime afterall). This is a special turning point in my son's life as well, as seven is considered to be the age of reason (particularly in Steiner education and within developmental psychology), a shift away from little boy, away from any resemblance to toddler/pre-schoolhood.

In Celtic astrology this is the month of the Hazel Tree [5 Aug - 1 Sept], and the druic animal being the Salmon, a very powerful talisman. The Salmon, often known as the 'salmon of knowledge' is considered the oldest and wisest animal in celtic mythology.

Hazel is also considered to be the tree of wisdom, and in olden times it was considered a crime, not to mention terrible luck to fell one. Hazel people are expressive and artistic, and also have analytical minds. They can be well-suited to teaching, but are also radical and idealistic thinkers.

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