The Birch Tree
On the Celtic calendar, December 24 to January 20, is the month of the Birch tree. The tree has branches and silvery bark scales. A person who walks beneath a Birch tree should cross their fingers to attract good luck.
In the Cad Goddeu, the Battle of the trees, the Birch is ranked Chiefton:
THE BIRCH, THOUGH VERY LATE; A SIGN NOT OF A COWARD, BUT OF HIS HIGH ESTATE.
The Tarot card, the Star represents the Birch tree. The Star is about the active conscious-you know, because hope, inspiration and insight have been given to you from Spirit Guide. The Major Arcana card, Star signifies that one has learned how to live a content existence with all thing and self by experiencing difficulties and working through them with a compassionate heart and open mind to balance the extreme emotions, thoughts and activities. One has embraced their beauty and uniqueness by realizing their inner strengths.
Beneath the Full Moon, recite this prayer from the very core of your heart, aloud: "I, a light worker of my Creator, in human form, believe fully and whole heartedly in my Creator's truth, Light, Love, and Law. Only spiritual love dwells in my heart, mind, body and soul. I am one with Love. Moderation is the key. Blessed Be."
(c)2008 Angie Skelhorn