Birch

1st Moon of the Celtic Year – (Dec 24- Jan 21) (The Achiever) – Motivates you to achieve and become a leader. The Birch has associations with creativity, exorcism, fertility, birth, and healing. Also considered the Pioneer Tree, it is often the first tree seen in the forest and therefore, is considered the Protector.

It is often planted around other, slow growing trees, in order to protect them from the elements. Named after the first letter of the Ogham Tree Alphabet, it is indicative of new beginnings, birth or new starts. The Celts would use the wood of the Birch tree to build cradles for new born babies as well as, stands for new born calves. Indestructible, flexible and pliable are all traits associated with the tree as well as, the birth sign.

The Birch Moon is a time of rebirth and regeneration. As the Solstice passes, it is time to look towards the light once more. When a forested area burns, Birch is the first tree to grow back. The Celtic name for this month is Beth, pronounced beh. Workings done in this month add momentum and a bit of extra “oomph” to new endeavors. The Birch is also associated with magic done for creativity and fertility, as well as healing and protection. Tie a red ribbon around the trunk of a Birch tree to ward off negative energy. Hang Birch twigs over a cradle to protect a newborn from psychic harm. Use Birch bark as magical parchment to keep writings safe.

Ogham Alphabet: Beth
Meaning: Achiever
Animal: Stag
Crystal:Quartz
Planet: Venus
Element: Air, Water
Symbolism: Renewal, Protection
The Tree of: Inception and of New Beginnings.
Flower: Daisy
Birds: Eagle, Pheasant, Egret
Color: White
Deity: Freya, The White Goddess Brigid, Venus, Thor
Sabbat: After the Winter Solstice, as the days begin to lengthen again…
Folk Names: Beithe, Bereza, Berke, Beth, Bouleau

Learn more Celtic Astrology…

 

references: 1. rober graves, the white goddess, 2. https://www.thoughtco.com, 3. Celtic Oghms

(The Achiever) The Birch Moon 
1st Moon of the Celtic Year (Dec 24 – Jan 21)

This is a time of rebirth and regenerationAs the Winter Solstice passes, it is time to look towards the light once more. When a forested area burns, Birch is the first tree to grow back. The Celtic name for this month is Beth, pronounced beh. Workings done in this month add momentum and a bit of extra energy to new endeavors. 

The Birch is also associated with empowerment done for creativity and fertility, as well as healing and protection. Tie a red ribbon around the trunk of a Birch tree to ward off negative energy. Hang Birch twigs over a cradle to protect a newborn from psychic harm. Also considered the Pioneer Tree, it is often the first tree seen in the forest and therefore, is considered the Protector.  

Birch Gift Basket

This is a wonderful gift set, honoring the power and amazing scents of earth’s Sacred Trees! This kit includes: 2 oz, Nine Sacred Woods Herbal Elixir Infusion, Sandalwood Incense Cones, 4 oz. Organic Mt. Shasta Sage Herbal Spray, The Woods of Celidon Incense Stick, Incense Burner for Cones and Sticks, Cedarwood Bundle and Birch Wood Gift Basket. As always, we include complete instructions for each one of your gifts and how to use and care for them, store them and keep them for long term enjoyment!

13 Celtic Moon Set

There is a reference to the calendar having 13 months of 28 days and an extra day posited as the “year and a day”. It begins with the winter solstice, in contrast to the tradition of Samhain as the Celtic New Year. This set takes you on a magical journey and meditation using crystals associated with each moon, birth month, and Sacred tree. You can use the crystals in many ways and the set comes with complete instructions. It includes 13 crystals associated with each moon. The set is complete with a Celtic Zodiac and organza bag for storage. 

Nine Sacred Woods Elixir Oil

The Nine Sacred Woods are the first nine symbols representing the first nine trees in The Ogham (commonly pronounced Oh-m) or Celtic Tree Alphabet and Calendar. This early Medieval alphabet, used primarily to transcribe the early Irish language, is the only written form left by the Druids. Nine Sacred Woods contain: ~ Birch, Rowan, Ash, Alder, Willow, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, and Hazel. It is also enhances with Sacred Cedarwood, Romantic Rosewood and Precious Pine Needle essential oils. Comes with an internal dropper within the dark glass bottle.

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