Celtic Birch Astrology Sign: December 24 – January 20
Ogham Letter: Beth
About the Celtic Birch: The birch tree is a symbol of rebirth and purification. It was one of the first trees to grow after the ice age and is one of the first trees to sprout leaves every Spring. This led Celtic Astrology to associate the birch with the Sun.
Birch wood is very strong and sturdy, allowing it be used for many things from handles (brooms, axes and the like) to bobbins and spindles in the cotton industry. The traditional Yule Log and Maypoles were made from birch wood, while birch twigs were used to light Beltane fires.
Young druids and bards wore birch sprigs to signify that they were still in training. The Druids made a cordial from the sap and would drink it to celebrate the Spring Equinox.
The leaves have a long history of use in folk medicine, being used to treat urinary tract infections, gout, kidney stones, and more.
Celtic Symbol: White Stag
Characteristics of the Celtic Birch Zodiac Sign: If you’re a Celtic Birch sign, you have the potential for greatness. You will encounter obstacles along the way, but if you persist, you can accomplish anything.
New Moon Birch: If you were born during the first two weeks of the Celtic Birch Sign, you are a New Moon Birch. You feel caught between two worlds. On the one hand, you’re impulsive, following your emotions and what feels right to you. On the other hand, you spend a lot of time with your thoughts and can be afraid to come out of your shell. Yet no matter what, you know that nothing can keep you from your goals. Your family is important to you, but can become a burden if you aren’t careful.
Full Moon Birch: If you were born during the last two weeks of the Celtic Birch Sign, you are a Full Moon Birch. You know what your purpose is in life and nothing will stand in your way. You’re more outgoing than the New Moon Birch, but sometimes you see the world the way you want it to be, rather than the way it is. It’s easy for you to become a workaholic if you become too focused on winning, no matter the costs.