Birth Month Symbols. What Do They Mean?

Updated on 8 November 2022 – by Dr. Kate

Throughout the history of humanity, people trusted in symbols:the Zodiac, the Celtic Tree of Life, and others. Periods and ages changed bringing about new ways to explain certain traits of character of a person or other things happening in their lives. People used birth month symbols as their mascots, believing they can protect them from the bad eye, and make them wealthier and healthier.

You can believe in the power of birth symbols or consider them myths. But whatever camp you belong to, it’s always interesting to find out if anything in your baby’s character does coincide with the birth symbol meanings.
If you are ready to dive into the exciting world of symbolism, let’s not waste a minute!

Birth Month Symbols


Relying on the stars, a zodiac sign of people born in January is either Capricorn or Aquarius. If the date of birth falls between the 1st and the 19th, it’s Capricorn, while the dates from the 20th and further belong to Aquarius.

Animal: Rat and Ox. The Rat symbolizes adaptability and cleverness, while Ox denotes hard-working people.

Tree: birch and rowan. Birch is a symbol of natural-born leaders while rowan is a symbol of creativity and high ideals.

February Symbol

Aquarius continues with its influence through most of February, giving way to Pieces on February 19th only.

Animal: Ox and Tiger. People born under this symbol combine impulsivity and playfulness.

Tree: rowan and ash. Ash is considered the tree of free thinkers – artistic people with a lively imagination and strong intuition.

March Symbol

From the first day of March and by its day 20, Pieces are born. Starting from March 21st, the power goes to Aries.

Animal: Tiger and Rabbit. The latter symbolizes the sensitivity and kindness of people born in March.

Tree: ash and alder. Alder denotes people focusing on goals and ideas. They can’t stand waste and fluff.

April Symbol

April is the month of Aries and Taurus. The first zodiac sign works until the 19th day of the month, while Taurus takes the initiative starting from the 20th.

Animal: Rabbit and Dragon. The mythological creature is a symbol of majesty and demandingness.

Tree: alder and willow. Willow is a tree of creative and intuitive people with high IQs.

May Symbol

Taurus and Gemini share their influence in May. The former patronizes people born before May 20, while the latter is a symbol of those born on May 21 and later.

Animal: Dragon and Snake. The latter patronizes wise and grounded people.

Tree: willow and hawthorn. Hawthorn is a full reflection of the double nature of people born under this birth month sign. You can never judge a book by its cover.

June Symbol

Gemini and Cancer are the two zodiac signs of this month. Their border lies between the 20th and 21st.

Animal: Snake and Horse. People born on June 21 and later are energetic and cheerful.

Tree: hawthorn and oak, which gives a special gift of strength.

July Symbol

Before July 22, small Cancers are born while later in the month come Leos.

Animal: Horse and Ram birth month animals with the latter symbolizing gentleness and balance.

Tree: oak and holy – the tree of natural leaders and people with high status.

August Symbol

August is the month of Leo and Virgo. 22-23 august is the day when they meet.

Animal: Ram and Monkey. Fun-lovingness and charm are characteristic of people born under the Monkey symbol.

Tree: holly and hazel. Hazel symbolizes intelligence and high learning ability.

September Symbol

Zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra rule this month, meeting exactly between the 22nd and 23rd of September.

Animal: monkey and rooster. The latter is a symbol of talkativeness and pride.

Tree: vine. People born under this sign are unpredictable, sometimes indecisive,and contradictory. They have a hard time picking something as they always see the good and the bad sides of it.

October Symbol

October is a month for people born under the sign of Libra and Scorpio, which transform one into another between October 22 and 23.

Animal: Rooster and Dog. While the rooster is proud, the dog denotes loyalty and well-likeness.

Tree: Ivy and Reed. Ivy is a birth symbol of people born before October 28th. These people can survive any situation. They are loyal, compassionate, and intelligent.


Born by November 21, a person’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. Later in the month comes Sagittarius.

Animal: Dog and Boar. Honesty and diplomatic talent are characteristic of people under the Boar sign.

Tree: reed and elder. People born under this Celtic Tree sign love gossip and scandals, while those patronized by the elder tree are people of freedom.


The end of the year is time for Sagittarius to give the rule to Capricorn. The border between these signs falls on December 21 – 22.

Animal: Boar and Rat. Those coming to the world in the first part of the month stand out with their honesty and ability to find a compromise in any situation. Those born after December 5 are known for their cleverness and ability to adapt.

Tree: elder and birch are the tree birth symbols of this month. Ambitions and opening new horizons are the goals of people born in December.

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