Different sources offer different translations of the word “druid”: perhaps it means “people of the oak,” and can be – a “very learned”. The Druids were the guardians of the ancient teachings of particular men and nature, and are the authors not only of wood horoscope and horoscope floral Celts. Unfortunately, until we came very little reliable information about the caste of initiates, because their teachings were secret – distributed only to the elect, and who are in this circle was strictly forbidden in any way to record the knowledge.
It is known that the Druids believed that human nature is associated with a date of birth. Year as the horoscope in the teachings of the Druids was divided into two periods, consisting of 18 segments in length within a few days. Each segment has its own pair (segment-”twin”) in the second period. The names of the segments correspond to the name of a tree, from the “nature” of which depended on current events and the fate of people born at this time. Great importance to the Druids gave days of winter and summer solstice, between them and placed the already mentioned 18 pairs of characters, as well as days of spring and summer equinoxes. Total arboreal Druid horoscope includes 22 characters: 18 pairs and 4 singles (corresponding to the days of summer and winter solstices, spring and summer equinox).