Celtic birthstones are found in the Celtic zodiac birthstone chart. The Celtic Astrological calendar is made up
of thirteen months, formed by the Druids who were a sect of Celtic priest. These priests inhabited the British
Isles around 1000 B.C. The Druids devised a calendar of 13 equal months of 28 days plus one additional day using
the moon. This is known as a lunar calendar. In some versions of the Celtic Zodiac you will find the additional day
is known as the 'Nameless Day'. This falls between the 22nd December and 24th December.
December 23rd - 'The Nameless Day', Gaelic name - Uil-iok, Tree - Mistletoe, Birthstone - Black Pearl
This chart (there may be variations) shows the dates, the Gaelic name, the tree assigned and the birthstone.
Click through to our birthstone page containing gifts for that stone. We hope this will help you find a unique gift
for that special person.
Based mainly on natural and supernatural energies the Druids identified the months with spirits or dryads
believed to have been dwelling in the ancient trees. Druids believed that the trees had been given spirits and
attributes by the sun which was seen as a symbol of the Supreme Being. Considered living entities by the Druids the
trees were thought to possess Infinite Knowledge and Wisdom. A tree was eventually assigned to each phase of the
moon in accordance with its magical properties.