1-10 April and 4-13 October
Element family: Fire
Gifts and talents
Helpful, enthusiastic, visionary, bursting with joie de vivre, generous, wise, eye for beauty, open to new things, sociable, sense of justice, seeker of inner balance, good listener and organizer.
Exploring myself and finding within me the things that bring me joy creates balance, gives me strength, and awakens my love for myself.
Thanks to its red berries, the Rowan, sometimes known as the Mountain Ash, is a popular source of food for many animals, especially birds. It is also considered a wise herald of emerging change. Through its humility and wonderful adaptability to its environment, it is a symbol for pure joy in life.
Your path through life
Rowan-born people belong to the Fire elements family, which is the source of their spirited nature and constant focus on the essentials. They radiate grace, beauty, and inner serenity, and this is one reason why many people feel safe and accepted around them. These enthusiastic travelers always find new things and places to experience and explore, and their great thirst for adventure draws them out into the world. With this often comes the restlessness of youth that grants little peace.
Rowan personalities are sympathetic listeners and mediators between opposites. Their intuitive wisdom allows them to help their fellow humans find inner equilibrium, thereby restoring harmony to potentially unbalanced relationships. They similarly feel a deep yearning for agreement and harmony themselves.
However, what they find easy to deal with around others is one of their own greatest challenges in life; if the demands and expectations others have of them are not in tune with their own personal needs, Rowan personalities all too readily place their own needs at the back of the queue. This selfless character trait might seem agreeable to others at first sight, but it does not help either party when viewed over the longer term.
This pattern of behavior can result in those with Rowan as their birth tree becoming unbalanced and emotionally distanced from others. A further consequence is the manifestation of longstanding pent-up anger, which then hinders communication of feelings and naturally makes finding a solution all the more difficult and protracted. It is hugely important for them to listen to and follow their inner voice in order to find within themselves the stability they seek in the outside world. Mastering life for them lies in first giving to themselves what they so keenly seek in others: support, a sense of security, and love. This will deliver the courage to follow their dreams.
Rowan-born people also yearn to express their sense of harmony in their professional lives. Combined with an appreciation of beauty and creativity, this makes them suitable in particular for professions with lots of social involvement and for roles as designers, interior decorators, and stylists. A desire for authority means that their professional path often leads to self-employment or working with an equal business partner.
In a nutshell
It is important for their self-worth to prevent the expectations and wishes of others from overpowering them. They should first be clear about their own needs in order to be able to stand up for these both openly and honestly. This clarity, combined with communication of their needs to others, will bring them the level of stability, trust, and inner equilibrium they need to advance along their life path step by step.
The lesson they need to learn is to open their heart to every experience, whether joyful or painful, instead of hiding behind supposedly protective walls. Those with Rowan as their birth tree should learn to stop making decisions with their precocious intellects and instead go within themselves and leave the choice to their hearts.
Rowan berries can be eaten in small quantities, whether raw, cooked, or dried. They contain large amounts of vitamin C, boost the immune system, and cleanse the blood. They also stimulate kidney function.
Birth tree power
The balancing power of self-love.
Inspiration from a Rowan personality
“I saw that you must often begin with a deception in order to reach the truth; light must necessarily be preceded by darkness.”
--Casanova, Italian adventurer and author