Celtic Birth Charms: 09 - Ser Kai - Pendant
2nd - 24th July: People born under "Ser Kai" often perceive summer's warmth.
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Celtic Birth Charms: 09 - Ser Kai
The Celts settled in Europe from 800 B.C. to 900 A.D. and their civilization has been based on the belief in a magically animated earth and its relation to the own clan or tribe. In regard to this they were early conservationists, because they strongly believed that every part of the scenery holds its own life and should be considered as holy.
In their magic system the darkness of night brought the Celts closer to the mysterious Otherworld, where gods, goddesses, fairies and the dead exist. The cycle of agriculture was vital for their culture too and the festivals which were celebrated during the year were especially important to those who were born shortly before a certain festive day because they took a leading role in this particular festival. The natural attributes being inherent in a certain season, were respected by the Celts just as much as they observed which plants, animals and weather conditions were connected with a certain period because in that way they defined the special abilities of newborn children and predicted the future. Birthdays in general had a very important meaning because many Celtic legends referred to the birth of deities and heroes and the Celts were convinced that they shared the supernatural powers of these mythological beings if they had the luck to be born on their birthday.
Magic birth pendants were worn by the Celts to influence destiny and to emphasize personal traits, just as astrological jewelry is used by a lot of people today. And that's why the Celtic birth charms of this collection can either be worn to stress your own Celtic birthday, or if another pendant is chosen, to manifest its spirit within you.
Ser Kai: People whose birthday falls between the 2nd and the 24th of July are born under the Celtic sign of Ser Kai (the Dog Star or Sirius). An old wisdom from former times says: "If the Dog Days are warm and clear, this will be a happy year. " Although people born under Ser Kai sometimes seem to play hard to get and appear to be shortspoken they always carry the warmth of the summer in their hearts. After all the time of the year, when the Dog Star and the sun are rising together, signalized to the Celts, that the warmest weeks of the year were about to come.
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Celtic Birth Charms: 09 - Ser Kai
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Celtic Birth Charms
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