The Sacred Trees Collection
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Introducing The Sacred Trees Collection By Joshua James

The team at Joshua James is proud to present this stunning new collection of Sacred Tree pendants which, much like our popular birthstone jewellery, are designed to be worn to signify individual personality traits. Based on ancient Celtic culture, this collection of thirteen pendants are both meaningful and inclusive; a true sentiment to the future of Joshua James!

We are super excited to be able to share our newest collection with you, and only hope that you can continue on the beliefs of the Celtics. The range explores the Sacred Trees and the astrological meanings assigned to those born under them. Continue reading this post if you want to find out more about what each stunning pendant signifies, and how the concept of Sacred Trees first came about. 

Want to find out what your Sacred Tree is?

A Sacred Tree Pendant Laying On A Leaf

The History Of Sacred Trees

The Celtics are a group of people located in parts of Europe and Anatolia who are identified as Celtic through their language and cultural correlation. If we rewind back to 1200 BC, the time that the Celtic culture started to evolve, trees have always been a prominent part of their beliefs. In fact, the Tree of Life is one of the most observed symbols of the Celts. 

Back in those days, trees were believed to be ‘gentle giants’ who had special powers which then related to fairies and spiritual entities. Sacred Trees were created by the Druids in 1000BC, which means that it outdates the Zodiac philosophy that many people follow today. Our collection of pendants consists of 13 different types of tree form. This resembles the Celtic year which consists of thirteen lunar months, all of which represent the 28- day cycle of the moon. 

Because of this, each month was then associated with a sacred tree. This then evolved to the Ogham; a concept that stated a child born during a certain time of each month would hold certain characteristics. From this, Celtic tree astrology was born and our Sacred Tree pendants portray this analogy. 

Revitalising the ancient belief of the Sacred Trees, the range will allow wearers to reconnect with the earth and their roots in nature. Additionally, we have used cubic zirconia within each tree design to portray the mystical and cosmic connotations that we want to encourage wearers to embrace.

Types of Sacred Trees

Now that we know where the wonderful connotations of the Sacred Trees evolved, it’s time to talk about each and who they resonate with when referring back to the Celtic calendar.

The Birch Tree (Dec. 24 – Jan. 20)

The Birch Tree is for the ‘achiever’; someone who was born under the dates of December 24th and January 20th. If you were born within this time frame, you are said to have a fresh and unique outlook on life. Ambition and drive are very much at the core of Birch people. They will always strive for more, looking to expand on their knowledge and skills. Characteristics are said to be leadership, tolerance and toughness. They’re also charming and vibrant people. 

Compatibility: Vine & Willow

The Rowan Tree (Jan. 21 – Feb. 17)

Also known as the ‘thinker’, The Rowan Tree from the Sacred Trees is philosophical to the Celtics. They’re known as keen-minded, creative and people who tend to have their standards set high. Most of the time, Rowan’s feel as though they’re misunderstood but nonetheless, have plenty of energy and devotion. They’re also known to feel passionate about persuasion and will work hard to get what they want.

Compatibility: Ivy & Hawthorn

The Ash Tree (Feb. 18 – March 17)

The ‘enchanter’. Ash Tree people are imaginative, intuitive and artistic. They have a view of the world that’s crystal clear but often find themselves withdrawn. This is due to their inner world constantly adapting and changing. They’re interested in spirituality, art, writing and even science. A very knowledgeable but sometimes sturn personality.

Compatibility: Willow & Reed

The Alder Tree (March 18 – Apr. 14)

Alder Tree people find their way naturally being that they’re known as the ‘the trailblazer’. They are born leaders with their way of words, and outgoing personalities. They love to be around people and find it easy to make friends. Their charisma, confidence and strong self-faith are very much obvious at first glance but it is not overbearing. They are goal-focused but don’t enjoy being wasteful. 

Compatibility: Birches, Oaks & Hawthorns

The Willow Tree (Apr. 15 – May 12)

According to Celtics and the Sacred Trees concept, people born under this tree hold many traits of the lunar realm and are seen as the ‘observer’. They’re massively creative, intuitive and almost indefinitely have a high IQ. They’re firm believers that no matter what happens in life, it can teach you a lesson. They’re also both patient and down to earth, a wonderful combination. 

Compatibility: Ivy & Birch

The Hawthorn Tree (May 13 – June 9)

Correlating with Gemini’s, Hawthorn people aren’t always what they seem; giving them the title of the ‘illusionist’. Their exterior may be the polar opposite of their characteristics. Each day can be a new version of themselves, but that proves for others to feel intrigued around them. They’re proof that you should never judge a book by its cover. With bounds of energy, curiosity and creativity, they are fun to be around. According to the Celtic horoscope, they can adapt to any situation while being an effective listener and inspiration. 

Compatibility: Ash & Rowan

The Oak Tree (June 10 – July 7)

Oak Tree people are known for having a special inner strength, according to Celtic druids who have named them the ‘stabilizer’. They’re usually known for becoming protectors of the weak, and speaking for others when they can’t do it themselves. Their characteristics are generosity, helpful and gentle. They’re very much interested in learning about their ancestry and have a great understanding of history which is why many of them are teachers. 

Compatibility: Ash, Reed & Ivy

The Holly Tree (July 8 – Aug. 4)

Next on the Sacred Trees list is Holly: the ‘ruler’. These people are natural-born leaders and are known to be powerful with higher status. They can easily acquire rare skills and tact, making even the hardest task easy for them. They’ll always push to reach their goals, but this can mean that they’re competitive and a little too ambitious sometimes. Passion, kindness and confidence are at the heart of what they do. Although laziness can sometimes get the better of them!

Compatibility: Ash & Elder

The Hazel Tree (Aug. 5 – Sept. 1)

Hazel people are known as the ‘knower’. They are highly intelligent, well organised and excel in most classrooms. Just like the Holly, they’re usually naturally gifted with knowledge. They can recite and recall information, no matter how long ago they learned it. An amazing trait to have for every kind of profession. 

Compatibility: Hawthorn & Rowan

The Vine Tree (Sept. 2 – Sept. 29)

Vine Tree people are also the shapeshifters of Sacred Trees which is very apparent in their name of the ‘equalizer’. This is mostly due to people born within these dates being within the autumnal equinox. This can lead to unpredictability, contradicting traits and indecisiveness. While they can see both the good and bad in any situation, they find it difficult to pick a side. However, when it comes to food, wine, music or art, they know what they’re going for straight away. Luxury and refinement are what they’re a fan of. 

Compatibility: Willow & Hazel

The Ivy Tree (Sept. 30 – Oct. 27)

Within Sacred Trees, Ivy people are known as ‘survivors’. They overcome all odds and are immensely strong, giving them the means to survive any situation. Their most prominent traits are loyalty, compassion and sharp intellect. While they know that life doesn’t always go to plan, they are graceful when up against hurdles. They’re very faith-driven, charming and kind-hearted too.

Compatibility: Oak & Ash 

The Reed Tree (Oct. 28 – Nov. 24)

Also known as the ‘inquisitor’, Reed Tree people are known for being secretive. They’re great at digging out the truth within any situation. They make fantastic journalists due to their nack for learning stories and sharing effectively. This makes their top two traits honesty and honourable. If you mean a lot to a reed person, they’ll keep your secret till the end.

Compatibility: Reed, Ash & Oak 

The Elder Tree (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)

Also known as the ‘seeker’. Within Celtic Sacred Tree astrology, the pantheon is Elder Trees. These people love freedom, and will often be seen as the ‘wild child’s’ who can’t be tamed. They’re always looking to seek thrills and adventures with their motto being “live fast”. They’re extroverts by nature which can mean they are sometimes treated as the odd one out of the bunch. They can be deeply thoughtful and considerate, and will always lend a hand when needed.

Compatibility: Alder & Holly

What’s your Sacred Tree? When buying from our brand new Sacred Tree Collection, you are wearing a symbol of your spiritual and living self; creating a powerful anchor. If you want more information on your Sacred Tree of the druids, get in touch with us today at support@joshuajamesjewellery.co.uk.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a sacred tree pendant for that special someone, why not take advantage of our free engraving services? Make it that bit more meaningful with something that resonates with the wearer. Whether it’s an initial or symbol, we can put your vision onto the base of the metal before the leaf charm gracefully lies on it.

Head over to our blog to read up about your Zodiac sign, another symbolic concept that will definitely interest you!