September 30th - October 27th

Sign ~~ Gort (Gaelic) Ivy

Gort (GORT), ivy - Ivy (Hedera helix L.) is also a vine, growing to 100 feet long in beech woods and around human habitations, where it is widely planted as a ground cover. Ivy produces greenish flowers before Samhain on short, vertical shrubby branches. The leaves of these flowering branches lack the characteristic lobes of the leaves of the rest of the plant. Like holly, ivy is evergreen, its dark green leaves striking in the bare forests of midwinter. Ivy is widely cultivated in North America. It is a member of the Ginseng family (Araliaceae).

Symbol ~~ The Butterfly

Character of Ivy:  Ivy characters have great personal stamina and abundant talents that can bring personal honors and public recognition.  People born under this sign generally are colorful individuals with a unique style of their own.  New Moon people born during the first two weeks are quite radical thinkers, akin to the Rowan Tree character, but they have a more artistic temperament.  They are, however, inclined to be rather indecisive and their success rate tends to swing between two extremes that will set the pattern of life accordingly. Full Moon people radiate a successful image all the time despite suffering a reverse of fortunes. They are generous providers, but shrewd investors regarding their financial resources and income. They are also extremely manipulative people who tend to use their position or power quite ruthlessly.  As a result they often become involved in disputes and litigations.