Birth Dates – December 24th to January 20th
Birch – Tree Info esp. Silver Birch and Downy Birch
Letter – B
Old Irish/Gaelic – Beith – meaning ‘Birch’ and is connected with place names such as Dunbeath in Caithness, Scotland, meaning ‘Hill-fort of the Birch’.
Key Words – new beginnings, purity, birth, renewal, changes ..
Elements – Air and Water
Celtic Deity – Arianrhod – An ancient Welsh Goddess of the moon, stars, space and time, her name means “Silver Wheel”. Her mother is Don, the great Welsh Mother Goddess and her consort was originally Nwyvre, a Sky God. She is the mother of Llew Llaw Gyffes and associated with beauty, fertility, reincarnation and higher learning. The constellation Corona Borealis is known as “Caer Arianrhod” in Welsh meaning “stronghold/fortress of Arianrhod” and it was here that departed souls were believed to rest before their reincarnation.
Animal – Cow
Bird – Pheasant
Plant – Agrimony
Colour – White
Crystal – Clear or Milky Quartz
Planet – Venus