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Birch Properties

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Birch is a tree of exceptional strength and beauty. It is a medium-sized tree with straight grains and usually grows in stands. This tree is called the White lady of the Woods for its slender, delicate, and hardy appearance.

The tree is notably significant in Native American, European, and Celtic folklore, it is associated with the Norse rune Berkana and Beith, the first letter of the Ogham alphabet. It is commonly recognized through its white papery bark with gray or brown marks.

Birch is ordinarily included in a Witch’s herb collection because of its natural diuretic ability and usually consumed as a tea to help in cleansing the urinary system. Traditionally, it is used for the Witch’s besom, Maypoles, Yule logs, and Beltane fires.

Deep within its fragile exterior, Birch Bark is a robust and resilient tree. It is considered a pioneer species, as it grows its fresh green leaves in the early beginnings of the spring season. It thrives in rough, acidic soil of Northern lands that were commonly filled with glaciers.

For native North Americans and Siberians, Birch sap is an authentic food source during the winter season. The fresh, wintergreen fragrance of Birch extract was a renowned flavoring for beverages and chewing gums.

Strips of dried bark and essential oils that are usually steam-distilled from a pulverized bark, are significant for spellcraft. Birch Bark grants courage, protection and has provided shelter and guidance since ancient times to keep hallucinogenic wanderers safe from menace and trickery.

Birch Correspondences

Planets: Venus, Moon
Signs: Taurus, Libra
Energy: Feminine
Elements: Air, Water
Deities: Freya, Idunna, Frigg

Birch Magical Correspondences

Magical Uses Of Birch

New Beginnings

Unfamiliar and complex hurdles to get past to may surface when a Witch enters a new phase in her life. Brush out the old year on the morning after Winter Solstice using a Birch Broom to welcome new beginnings. To bring an abundance of positive energy to new ventures, call upon the powers of Birch spirits by incorporating the herb in your rituals and meditation practice for an auspicious start to new life paths.

Exorcism

Birch Bark is an efficient herb to help expel trickery from malicious magics during encounters with the evil eye and unseen forces during divination work. Perform expulsion of harmful spirits by using birch rods or twigs and gently striking them on the body of possessed people and animals.

Cleansing

For beginner witches who yearn deep purification in mind, body, and spirit, Birch Bark is an excellent herb that cleanses impurities that bring daily disturbances. Drinking Birch Tea helps the body release negative and harmful energy.

In cleansing the home, use a Birch Broom to sweep away unwanted forces that entered your living space. Burn dried leaves and roots of this remarkable herb to eliminate filthy and menacing spirits.

Fertility

This herb, as well as many other herbs, is a symbol of fertility and love for the unborn child and also for the partner. It brings protection both to the mother and the unborn. Wearing a Birch Bark charm or carrying them in small pouches will attract the forces of goddesses to help you in conception. Giving wreaths made of the twigs and branches as tokens of love to your partner will strengthen your love for each other.

Psychic Protection

With daily commutes to work and the occurrence of natural conflicts, it is inevitable for a modern witch to catch negative energies along the way. Tie a red ribbon around the stem of a Birch or put dried leaves under your pillow, and add a cut bark to protection drinks if you are under psychic attacks.

Birch’s Medicinal Properties

Antibacterial

It is believed that the chemical composition of Birch Bark has antimicrobial potential. Several extracts of the herb’s residues have natural antimicrobial activity.

Skin Disease Treatment

Birch Bark extract is thought to be an excellent physical exfoliant and heals skin eruptions or disorders when included in your bath.

Kidney Malfunction

Herbalists believe that the dried leaves of Birch Trees can ease kidney malfunction as well as severe heart diseases.

Relieves Joint Swelling

It is believed that Birch Bark is a natural pain reliever containing salicylate that relieves the inflammation and discomfort associated with joint and muscle pain.

Detoxification

Birch leaves are thought to have a natural cleansing diuretic action and rich ethereal oils that purify the body and activate the metabolism to eliminate harmful toxins and excess fluid from our system.

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