May 13th - June 9th
Sign ~~ Uath (Gaelic) The Hawthorne Tree
Uath (HOO-ah), hawthorn - Like willows, hawthorns have many species in Europe, and they are not always easy to tell apart. All are thorny shrubs in the Rose family (Rosaceae), and most have whitish or pinkish flowers. The common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) and midland hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata (Poiret) DC.) are both widespread. They are common in abandoned fields and along the edges of forests. Both are cultivated in North America, as are several native and Asiatic hawthorns.
Symbol ~~ The Chalice
Character of the Hawthorne Tree: Hawthorne Tree individuals are full of innovations and new ideas. People born under this sign are multi-talented and adapt easily to any changes in their lives. They have personal qualities akin to the Celtic bards and Druids of old, often excelling in the performing arts and naturally drawn to spheres of influence. Generally, their great strength is knowing the weaknesses of their adversaries or any opposing forces, but they are not ruthless people, merely clever strategists. People born during the first two weeks of the lunar month are more impulsive and have a more sensual nature. Their positive traits, are, however, extremely consolidating once they have decided upon their course of action. People born during the last two weeks have a distinctly different approach to all things, and are more difficult to pin down regarding personal relationships or commitments of any kind. Their positive traits are linked to a wider vision that opens the locked doors of the mind.