Birch Birch

Birch

24th December - 21st January

€2.60

In the Irish Tree Lore calendar, the Birch tree covers the period December 24th - January 21st. The Birch, as one of the first trees to bud after the winter, was considered to be a symbol of rebirth. It was the tree opposing the Elder, each on either side of the “Nameless day”, 23rd December. Here we see the sun, its daylight in the ascendency, illuminating the river of time and dividing the darker world of the Elder winter on the left from the promise of Spring, symbolized by the Birchm on the right. We see the female spirit of the Birch rocking the cradle made from birch wood. On the far bank a fairy watches, not daring to approach as Birch wood was a powerful talisman against evil. In the background, overlooking the scene, the figure of the ancient Irish hero, Cú Chulainn, holding the sun as a shield, his braided hair described as being like the yellow tops of a Birch. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing) for Birch is one horizontal line on the right of a stone.


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In the Irish Tree Lore calendar, the Birch tree covers the period December 24th - January 21st. The Birch, as one of the first trees to bud after the winter, was considered to be a symbol of rebirth. It was the tree opposing the Elder, each on either side of the “Nameless day”, 23rd December.
Here we see the sun, its daylight in the ascendency, illuminating the river of time and dividing the darker world of the Elder winter on the left from the promise of Spring, symbolized by the Birchm on the right. We see the female spirit of the Birch rocking the cradle made from birch wood. On the far bank a fairy watches, not daring to approach as Birch wood was a powerful talisman against evil. In the background, overlooking the scene, the figure of the ancient Irish hero, Cú Chulainn, holding the sun as a shield, his braided hair described as being like the yellow tops of a Birch. The Ogham (ancient Irish writing) for Birch is one horizontal line on the right of a stone.

Personality traits.
As with other signs, those born at this time are divided into New Moon and Full Moon individuals (first two and last two weeks of the month). New Moon individuals tend to be tenacious and resilient as well as being impulsive and emotional. They can be introverted and more subjective than the Full Moon Birch who are more outgoing and objective. These individuals tend to have a clarity of purpose but can find they sometimes lack a sense of reality. Both New Moon and Full Moon individuals are goal orientated and make excellent leaders. They are loyal and trustworthy and tend to choose their acquaintances
with care. While making outstanding leaders, they are not ones to take the limelight and can be viewed as workaholics. Sometimes their self-imposed discipline can allow an amount of pessimism to set in. They often marry later in life, as it is often difficult to find a partner who will fit into their strict regime.


Main Specifications


SKUTL13
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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