Origin: Northern hemisphere

Family: Betulaceae
Subfamily: Betuloideae
Scientific Name: Betula spp.

Folk Names: Beith, beth, downy birch, European white birch, hairy birch, lady of the woods, moor birch, white birch


Element: Water
Day: Friday
Planet: Venus
Zodiac: Cancer
Associated Celebrations: Floralia
Deities: Aphrodite, Brigantia, Brighid, Earth Mother, Freya, Frigga, Idunna, Nethus, Persephone, Sif, Thor, Venus

Parts used: Wood/bark, leaves

Magical Properties: Beginnings, purification, protection, healing, divination, fertility, love