When choosing woods for the wands of certain characters JKR admits to using the Celtic Wood Chart. She used their birthdates to match them with wands that fits perfectly. Here are ASH we want you to perform at your best ability - and having the ideal want for you is part of then. Using the chart below find your wand. You're only a flick of the wrist (and the rest of the sorting process) away from being a student at ACCIO!
There are two distinct types of individuals which relates to all Celtic Tree Signs. The "new moon" character is associated with the first two weeks of a sign and the "full moon" character is associated with the last two weeks.
Accio Sorting Application
Celtic Wood Chart
December 24 - January 20
"The 'new moon' Birch individual has a more impulsive and emotional nature, but is inclined to be subjective and/or introverted. The positive traits of these people are displayed by their resolve or faith in themselves in overcoming all obstacles, thereby being more tenancious in pursuing their objectives in life. The 'full moon' Birch individual possesses a clarity of purpose combined with a visionary nature. Such people are inclined to be more objective and/or extroverted. The characteristic negative traits, however, hinge upon a lack of reality which can sometimes cloud the judgment."
Determined. Resilient. Ambitious. Goal-oriented. Excellent leader. Good organizer. Supreme strategist. Usually undeterred by setbacks. Possess intense need to succeed. Believes hard work, patience and persistence will eventually triumph. Loyal. Reliable. Trustworthy. Prone to be reserved in displays of affection. Sociable with specific people. Tendency to grow cynical. Thrives best under a well-regimented lifestyle. Often known as the "workaholic" of society. Serious by nature. Droll sense of humor. Obsessive about health. Prefers to keep a low profile. Does not flaunt successes. Acute sense of money. Pessimistic attitude at times. May impose large amount of self-discipline. Tendency to experience loneliness. Needs a goal in life in order to avoid becoming depressed and pessimistic.
January 21 - February 17
"The 'new moon' Rowan individual tends to become impatient and frustrated in the struggle toward a greater awareness. Although such Rowans may never be quite reticent on a personal level, they will nonetheless help to pioneer great social changes with reforming zeal. The 'full moon' Rowan individuals are less reticent all around, but are inclined to promise more than they are able to deliver. However, this will not negate their powerful influence and inspiration, and their response to every situation is primarily directed toward asserting the rights of the individual."
Idealistic. Progressive thinker. Visionary mind. Humanitarian. Spiritual principles. Thrives on change. Impatient with convention. Hates restriction. Artistic. Original. Unconventional. Detached and aloof. Cool temperament. Disguises many passionate beliefs. Need is always present to argue case against bigotry and ignorance. If unable to find an outlet for their powerful imagination, easily becomes restless and quarrelsome. True individual. Hates conformity. Natural born leader. Often adopts unpopular causes but has very few followers. Kind. Thoughtful. Does not like to follow so has serious authority issues. Excellent listener. Very respectful of others' opinions. Unconventional approach to life. Tendency to be a little tactless and may alienate people. Diverse interests. Tends to tinker with everything since extremely inventive by nature. Sense of humor leans a little toward the odd side. Possesses a natural curiosity in science fiction and the concept of UFOs. Musically inclined. Enjoys the works of modern or relatively obscure musicians and composers. Tends to be somewhat unromantic by nature. Reluctant to lightly make a commitment. Reluctant to relinquish personal freedom.
February 18 - March 17
"The 'new moon' Ash individual tends to be more impulsive and demonstrative when it comes to emotional relationships. Although he or she may appear apprehensive, hiding beneath the surface is an immensely spontaneous person. The 'full moon' Ash individual tend to be a natural exhibitionist who responds to situations with great generosity of spirit. This may be considered by some as a certain gullibility or naivete, but this apparent weakness is just that...merely apparent. In truth, it is the outward display of a humble spirit...a rare and much-coveted quality. "
Tends to have duality in nature. On one side, artistic with an aura of vulnerability...on the other side, quite pragmatic. Compassionate. Sensitive. Compassion extends to the animal kingdom. Innate ability to relieve suffering, both by physical nursing and the power of prayer. Faith is rarely orthodox in a religious sense, but highly intuitive. Strong sense of spiritual matters. Highly adaptable. Can recover from almost any emotional blow. Frequently experiences trouble when handling the more mundane practicalities of everyday living. Often easily influenced by others. Can be low on self-confidence and may become isolated. Possesses of a somewhat mystical quality, drawn to fantasy worlds. Adores theater and movies. Frequently blessed with beautiful singing voices although prefers to work behind the scenes. Usually attracted to the ocean...or any other body of water...sometimes with fascination and sometimes with fear. Career should never involve a routine which is too strict. Often drawn to the medical field. Good at organizing charitable functions. Quick-witted. Spontaneous. Persuasive speaker. Enthusiastic. Communicative. Loves engaging in discussions about new ideas and projects. Gentle. Easily hurt. Able to cope well with the negative in addition to the positive. Considerate. Romantic. Dreamer. Strives constantly to keep order in life. Easily influenced by others. Hypersensitive nature. Inclined to become nervous and irritable.
March 18 - April 14
"The 'new moon' Alder individual is perhaps the most restless and indecisive. While personal courage and sincerity may never be in doubt, such an individual might be well-advised to slow down every now and again in order to reconsider the cosequences of any actions. The 'full moon' Alder individual is the most persuasive, exuding a more confident approach to life in general, but can lack the apparent vibrant energy associated with the "new moon" Alder. Nevertheless, such individuals can become extremely successful by being strategically placed in the right position to take full advantage of any crisis situation. "
Powerful. Adventurous. Prepared to make own way in the world, often leaving friends and family behind. Possesses a great deal of courage. Usually prefers to fight own battles. Restless spirit. Foolhardy in pursuits. Very competitive by nature. Likely to do everything to the limit of being. Often directs energies entirely for the good of others. Inclined to break down barriers and explore new territory. Enthusiastic. Brave. Excellent leader. Selfish. Displays a quick temper which may earn enemies. Well-honed sense of humor. Will often "play the clown" when in the midst of a group. Extremely physical. Full of energy. Deep-seated need to be active almost 24 hours a day. Impetuous. Self-reliant. Enjoys risk-taking. Tenacious worker. Affectionate. Charming. Usually accommodating. Inspires great loyalty in others. Magnificent as an entrepreneur. Flamboyant. Attracted to dangerous occupations. Personal ego rides high in friendships. Possesses a need for recognition which causes vulnerability. Great competitor but, if on the losing end, has tendency to quit and try something new instead. Uncomplicated. Expresses any opinion quite openly. Passionate nature. Inherent desire for love.
April 15 - May 12
April 15 - May 12
"The 'new moon'
Articulate. Strong-willed. Resourceful. Touches upon all aspects of nature and its association with the Moon. Emotional. Enigmatic. Responds quickly in situations. Prone to sudden mood changes. Difficult to get to know. Shrewd. Practical. Brilliant inventor. Drawn to the unexplained mysteries of life. A passive tenacity. An extraordinarily wise counselor. Protective of loved ones. Often reluctant to forgive and forget. Usually employed in very responsible positions. Counted among the best teachers. Seldom expresses a controversial opinion in public. Posseses an overactive imagination. Tends to fret needlessly about health matters. Deep interest in family loyalty and history and usually becomes the family genealogist. Incredibly difficult to get to know due to the type of "veil" personality which hides a great deal. Sense of humor is not always easy to define. Blessed with a potential wisdom. Makes a wise advisor. Usually a valued member of society.
*”Some will fail to fit the character pictures described above. These are, in every sense, the great magicians of the world. Appearing on the surface to be the most conventional of human beings, he or she will be experiencing an incredible inner life or imagination.”
May 13 - June 9
May 13 - June 9
"The 'new moon' Hawthorn is more impulsive than his or her "full moon" counterpart and bears a stronger sensual nature. On the other hand, the positive traits of these individuals are extremely consolidating once they have decided upon a course of action. The 'full moon' Hawthorn has a distinctly different approach to all things and is much more difficult to 'pin down' regarding personal relationships or any type of commitment. The positive traits of the "full moon" Hawthorn is linked to a wider vision which can open the 'locked doors' of the mind. "
Charismatic. Creative. Full of innovative ideas. Multi-talented. Ability to adapt easily to any change in circumstances. Often excels in the performing arts. Gift for influencing others while still remaining sympathetic. Lively. Spontaneous. Good communication skills. Abundance of self-confidence. Great leader. Honest and sincere as friend. Natural sympathy. Good listener. Tendency toward a volatile temper. Bursts of anger. Adept at devising the most brilliant of plans and schemes. Great strength comes from knowledge regarding the weaknesses of adversaries or any opposing force. Is not a ruthless character, merely a clever strategist. Often participates in a variety of sporting activities. Sharp sense of humor brimming with innuendo. Attracted to writing and journalism. Easily bored. Craves mental stimulation and challenges. Due to low bordeom threshold, frequently has trouble forging a permanent relationship. Desires to try a "little bit of everything". Seems to be almost ageless in appearance and character.
June 10 - July 7
June 10 - July 7
"The 'new moon' Oak individual is more inclined to take financial risks than his or her 'full moon' counterpart and makes personal committments which cannot be easily consolidated. On a more positive note, these people possess strong natural powers of leadership and the ability to rise above the human vices of greed or avarice. There is an element of self-sacrifice inherent in both the 'new moon' and the 'full moon' Oak, but those who fall under the jurisdiction of the 'full moon' are less inclined to make financial losses. These individuals are generally more flamboyant by nature and can be somewhat glory-seeking in character. Nonetheless, the 'full moon' Oak is a creative individual who is generous of spirit with an instinctive sense of survival. "
Refreshing breadth of vision. Determined. Self-motivated. Enthusiastic. Responsible. High degree of personal magnetism. Natural leader. Great deal of integrity. Easily attracts and inspires others. Remains calm during a crisis. Not easily swayed by opposition. Serious-minded but often cheerful and optimistic. Keen sense of humor. Makes the best of a difficult situation. Does not give up easily. Unafraid to speak the truth in any given situation, regardless of consequences. Tends to lack discretion. Often takes financial risks. Deeply philosophical. Generous but prone to exaggerate. Inclined toward vanity. Drawn toward demanding professions. Frequently holds positions of power. Has an innate sense of fair play. Enjoys life's confrontations. Can be naive in the manner in which to place trust in others, especially concerning affairs of the heart. Often sets standards in love that are too difficult for partners to attain. Places great importance in moral issues.
July 8 - August 4
July 8 - August 4
"The 'new moon' Holly individual is more inclined to become involved with the dreams and ambitions of others by providing both financial and emotional support. While this is indicative of an unselfish and sympathetic nature, it can lead to a blind optimism which may be personally damaging. The 'full moon' Holly individual is more committed to his or her own dreams and amibitions. Such people are likely to become the founding members of societies or business corporations while still retaining a sense of history and tradition. The 'full moon' Holly individual, however, is frequently hypersenstive to personal criticism and may be forced to retreat periodically from the world. "
Practical. Capable. Steadfast in the face of adversity. Cautious. Logical. Efficient. Good business sense. Prefers to assist rather than lead. Supportive. Protective. Possessive. Strives for perfection. Loss of confidence and direction. Exhibits large amounts of personal integrity. Tends to influence things a great deal, but usually behind the scenes. Word is literally a bond and honor in guiding principles. Sensitivity to personal criticism. Constant need of affection and attention. Demanding in a close relationship. Exhibits a miserly attitude. Not known to be a risk-taker. Solves difficult problems through the use of simple logic. Attracted to banking and insurance. Strong-willed. Trustworthy. Great reserve of physical endurance. Down-to-earth. Much spiritual contentment. Collector of artifacts. Excellent eye for a "good deal." Affectionate as mate. Overly-protective. Not inclined to wander. Tends to have a number of close friends of both sexes. Appears to lack a sense of humor. Dislikes laughing at the expense of another. Can be reclusive. Requires a quiet place in which to take respite from huge responsibilities.
August 5 - September 1
August 5 - September 1
"The 'new moon' Hazel individual is more inclined to seek out knowledge than his or her 'full moon' counterpart. These people possess an inquisitive nature which can, at times, become prying or underhand. The 'full moon' Hazel individual is more outgoing in nature and temperament. These people are also more inclined to become public figures who seek to educate or instruct people in the arts. The 'full moon' Hazel sets a high regard on honesty and has well-defined principles. Such people can, however, be very critical in attitude...usually stemming from an inbuilt hypersensitivity. Hazel individuals need to express their creativity or they could easily become morbid and introspective. "
Perceptive. Clever. Endowed with good reasoning powers. Sharpness of intellect. Excellent debater and writer. Wonderful planner and organizer. Desires to acquire knowledge. Expert in chosen field. Lively. Analytical mind. Great deal of imagination. Radical and idealistic thinker. Artistic abilities often lead to creating beauty with very practical uses. Sometimes known as the mediator of society. Keen observer of truth. Able to judge an entire situation in a very short period of time. Paranoid. Lacks self-worth. Abundance of nervous energy. Needs to be constantly channeled or becomes prone to sudden headaches and migraines. Dislikes pretenses, false values and waste of any kind. Probably the most rational. Always appears to be cool and reserved. Emotional surface control. Prone to suffer from nervous tension. Strong mental stamina. Blessed with agile mind able to cope with any extremes. Most critical of own shortcomings. Low self-esteem. Argumentative or even cynical. Resorts to underhanded means in order to attain knowledge. Honest and caring as mate. Sincere. Inspires great loyalty from others.
September 2 - September 29
September 2 - September 29
"The 'new moon' Vine individual is more inclined to openly express his or her emotions but often has trouble in coming to terms with certain aspects of life. Such a person is, however, enthusiastic by nature and very supportive of any partner. The 'full moon' Vine individual is possesed with a wonderful ability to forgive with true compassion, but somewhat more difficult to comprehend than his or her 'new moon' counterpart and is more prone to over-indulge the sensuous Vine nature. "
Discriminating. Authoritative. Sets high personal standards. Secret romantic. Sensitive. Vulnerable. Self-critical. Keenly perceptive. Eye for detail. Refined aestetic taste. Oddly dual personality. Joyful and exuberant one moment and driven to tears the next. Emotions tend to run on high, despite outward appearnce when facing danger or opposition. Instinctive organizer. Drawn to public service careers. Kind. Gentle. Creative. Good socializer. Adores theater and music. Propensity toward over-indulgence. Requires great deal of mental and emotional security in order to feel content. Not usually highly ambitious in pursuits. Strong sense for survival. Procrastinates. Can become lost in worry and negativity. Sensual by nature. Helps to create harmony and stability. Passionate in character. Possesses earthy quality which some find extremely attractive. Refined sense of humor. Easily hurt by lack of consideration from others. Always ahead of the field.
September 20 - October 27
September 20 - October 27
"The 'new moon' Ivy individual is a rather radical thinker...something akin to the Rowan individual...but with a more artistic temperament. Such people, however, do have a tendency to be somewhat indecisive and their success rate has a propensity to swing between two extremes which will set the pattern of life accordingly. The 'full moon' Ivy individual radiates a successful image all the time, even while suffering a reverse of fortune. These people are generous providers, but can be shrewd when it comes to their financial resources and income. The 'full moon' Ivy individual can also be extremely manipulative and liable to use any position of power in a ruthless manner. As a result, this individual often becomes involved in disputes and litigations. "
Great personal stamina. Wealth of talents brings personal honors and public recognition. Unique style. Restless by inclination. Sociable. Good-natured. Cheerful. Expansive. Magnetic. Easily wins friends. Dislikes offending others. Indecisive. Will tackle difficult tasks with infectious optimism. Personal doubts and fears can manifest into strange dreams and personal encounters. Blessed with profound artistic flair. Greatly valued as friends. Quiet type of faith. Belief in the natural balance of things. Extremely loyal. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Attracts people with little or no morals. Usually a poor student. Simply not a "book learner". Garners knowledge by way of experience. Propensity to not be very lucky. Romantically sensitive. Seems to fall in and out of love at the drop of a hat. The "clingy" type.
October 28 - November 24
October 28 - November 24
"The 'new moon' Reed individual make both powerful friends and powerful enemies, given his or her initial response of impatience and impulsiveness. Even so, such people will usually maintain their positions of power and achieve a great deal of respect, particularly from their adversaries. The 'full moon' Reed individual plans his or her moves with more subtlety and will probably achieve more public recognition. However, such people are inclined to want to move onto other things...an action which can often undermine their true sense of purpose. "
Imaginative. Clear view of complex matters. Powerfully jealous. Prone to turn to violence if not held in careful check. Constantly strives for complete power. Wonderful leader. Often falls victim to the "Peter Pan" syndrome. Usually the catalysts of life rather than competitors. More concerned with changing the entire formula of life instead of simply certain aspects. Survivor of life. Often met with the hostility of others rather than the offer of a helping hand. Complex. Tenacious. Fearless. Proud. Independent. Rarely compromises. Forceful. Thrives on challenges. Holds innate belief in own destiny. Never found lacking in ability to surmount even the most overwhelming odds.
November 25 - December 23
November 25 - December 23
The "new moon" Elder individual is usually more outspoken and impulsive than his or her "full moon" counterpart. Such people are extremely persuasive orators who constantly challenge injustices or what they perceive to be corrupt powers. The "full moon" Elder individual possesses great vision and inclined to operate more successfully in the background rather than pursuing a confrontational approach.
Evolves gradually during lifetime. In youth inclined to waste much time and energy on worthless ventures. Fortunate. Extravagant tastes. Basic restlessness and/or insatiable curiosity. Drawn into study of profound subjects. Prone to travel great distances in order to further knowledge. Self-sufficient. Lively. Outspoken. Dislikes routine. Refuses to be pressured by others. Highly energetic. Thrives on change. Craves constant mental and physical challenge. Commands respect. Possesses great deal of patience. Sometimes heartless and cruel. Lacks good judgment. Ambitious. Drive to win at all costs. Speaks without thinking. Drawn to careers in the military or journalism. Inclination toward self-discipline. Open in relationships. Does not fall in love very deeply. Removes emotions from most situations.