1. Silver Beith - Birch-Dec 24 to Jan 20
Qualities: determined, trustworthy, ambitious, sociable
Birch is a hardy and adaptable tree, able to grow where many trees cannot. It seldom grows alone and is often found in groves.
Birch is associated with purification and protection. Birch brooms used to be used to drive away the spirits of the old year in a protective ritual called ‘beating the bounds’ and it is said that carrying a piece of birch will protect you from fairies.
It was often used to make May poles and start the fires at Bealtaine, the festival of new beginnings.
Handmade to order in its own stylish presentation box.