Sign of the Birch Tree

  • Alternative dates and interpretation
    can be found at the bottom of this post.

If you were born between December 24th and January 21st then your sign in Celtic tree astrology sign is the Birch Tree. If you were born under the energy of the Birch you can be highly driven, and often motivate others they become easily caught in your zeal, drive and ambition. You are always reaching for more, seeking better horizons and obtaining higher aspirations.

The Druids attributed this to your time of birth, which is a time of year shrouded by darkness, so consequently you are always stretching out to find the light. Birch signs (just like the tree) are tolerant, tough, and resilient. You are cool-headed and are natural-born rulers, often taking command when a situation calls for leadership. When in touch with your softer side, you also bring beauty in otherwise barren spaces, brightening up a room with you guile, and charming crowds with you quick wit. Celtic tree astrology.

The Rest of the Story:

  • Also known as: The Achiever
  • Ogham letter: Beth, or Beithe
  • DeityCernunnos, also known as “The Horned One”.
  • Animal: White Stag, Golden Eagle
  • Compatible with: Vine and Willow

If you’re a Birch sign, you have the potential for greatness. You will encounter obstacles along the way, but if you persist, you can accomplish anything.

Birch individuals are goal oriented and have a strong need to succeed. They do best with a lot of routine. They do well with money, but need to be careful that they don’t become workaholics. They’re happiest when they have a goal to work towards.

Birch tree people are risk takers, high achievers, and movers and shakers. They are renowned as the innovators and can easily be caught up in their ambition and extreme passion to always strive for more. Birch people are also revered for their beauty and gracefulness, just like their tree counterpart.

These are the people that will be the inventors, leaders and motivators who always strive for perfection. They are goal oriented, strategists, and exceptional organizers with a strong will to succeed.

In the Druid religion this tree represents the beginning of possibility and of growth that is not hindered by obstacles and setbacks.


Celtic astrology Birch tree people are trustworthy, loyal and tolerant of those they surround themselves with. The birch is a tree of renewal, rebirth and purity. They have the tenacity and strength to make all of their ambitions and dreams come to fruition.

They represent cleanliness and can be very principled in their everyday dealings. They are exceptionally skilled at putting their minds to overcoming challenges and obstacles.

With clarity and purpose, Birch zodiac people rarely fail at accomplishing whatever goals they set for themselves. They take the relationships they have with their family very seriously and can be counted on to be loyal and steadfast.


Due to the inclination to strive for perfection and their highest goals, Birch people can become depressed and pessimistic if they don’t have a goal in life to strive for. They need a clear goal in order to feel accomplished. This can lead to them become workaholics. They can also hide their emotions and become very serious.

As a result of this depressive state they can become obsessive about their health. A lack of reality can make their judgement cloudy and they can become very harsh critics of themselves. They can also be very reserved when showing emotion.

New Moon Birch:

If you were born during the first two weeks of the Celtic Birch Sign, you are a New Moon Birch. You feel caught between two worlds. On the one hand, you’re impulsive, following your emotions and what feels right to you. On the other hand, you spend a lot of time with your thoughts and can be afraid to come out of your shell. Yet no matter what, you know that nothing can keep you from your goals. Your family is important to you, but can become a burden if you aren’t careful.

Full Moon Birch:

If you were born during the last two weeks of the Celtic Birch Sign, you are a Full Moon Birch. You know what your purpose is in life and nothing will stand in your way. You’re more outgoing than the New Moon Birch, but sometimes you see the world the way you want it to be rather than the way it is. It’s easy for you to become a workaholic if you become too focused on winning, no matter the costs.

Some Birch Tree Lore:

Throughout history the birch tree was used to increase the lives of people and the quality of life in which they lived. It is the first tree to sprout leaves after the winter. It was also thought to be a protector against lightening. The birch symbolizes renewal, transition, new beginnings, leadership opportunities, and is therefore quite useful in times of transformation.

According to ancient tales, people would hide behind birch trees to protect themselves when lightening struck.

Birch trees are also associated with fertility, vegetation and are considered the defenders of the forest. People born under this Druid zodiac sign may exhibit many of the characteristics of the tree such as strength, tenacity, resilience, and perseverance.

Sources: Sun Signs, Celtic Tree Astrology, and Astrology of the Ancients


Here is an alternative interpretation with different birth dates from wicca chat:

Birth Date:

  • June 24

Key word: Inspiration

According to some astrological traditions, it is said that if you were born on June 24, you were ruled by the sign of the Birch tree. Persons born under this sign tend to be vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

2 Responses to Sign of the Birch Tree

  • We were recently in Ireland and bought a necklace for my daughter that supposedly was the tree symbol for November. According to the artist it was the Birch. My daughter was born on November 3rd. I also have a daughter we bought a necklace for born on November 19th. Was he incorrect? Long way to go to return a necklace with the wrong symbol!

    • Tree symbols and the days of the months associated with them can often vary greatly from tradition to tradition… so, if you like it, and it seems to fit, I’d be happy with it. If it doesn’t seem to fit, a birch is a nice totem and can be thought of as simply that… and doesn’t have to be directly associated with the date of birth… does this help at all?

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