The Meaning of Beorc

Runes: The Meaning of Beorc

Meaning: Birch Tree

The birch tree is a pioneer tree. When forest or scrubland is destroyed by fire, the birch is one of the first trees to re-colonize the land. It is symbolic of birth and new beginnings, like the phoenix rising from the ashes. Magically, the birch tree has long been associated with purification.

The birch broom was used to sweep negativity from a house, while the punishment of “birching” was said to drive evil from criminals.The old pagan ritual of beating the bounds to mark land boundaries and to cleanse negativity from the soil also utilized birch.

Interpretation of Rune

“This is an exciting time of new beginnings and fresh adventures.” This is a time of great activity and energy.This is a time to sow seeds, but remember that the harvest is still a long way off; do not expect to see immediate rewards for your efforts, as new ideas need nurturing and feeding before they will bear fruit.

This is a time to make sure that the past is truly put in its place. If one has learnt all the lessons that the past has had to teach, it need never be revisited. It can be left behind and you can venture forth with boldness to embrace new pastures.This is also a good time to think about a spiritual spring cleaning, clearing away the old to make way for the new.