Beautiful chunky half moon shape Devon Birch wood altar piece with beautiful natural markings made from a local tree which was felled last year. Approx 3.25"/8cm high and 6.75" / 17cm at the widest point. We have chosen to decorate it with a Triquestr symbol and the Runic inscription 'as above, so below' on one side and a Triskele symbol and the Runic Inscription 'as within, so without' on the other side. It has then been lightly waxed with our own natural beeswax, olive oil and lavender hand-blended wax and given a little polish.
Birch has a very female energy and is considered to be a Goddess tree, the symbol of summer ever-returning. Known as the “giving tree” birch contains the essence of truth and birth.
Birch gives the essence of truth and in Druid and Celtic mythologies Birch is valued as the tree of inception and beginnings. Birch is also a wood with great powers to purify and discipline. It is is associated with the element of water and is a tree of the sun and the planet Venus. Birch is a sacred Celtic tree and governs the time from 24th December to 20th January. It is one of the first trees to naturally establish in cleared forests and the Druids associated this wood with the white stag.
Birch being a Celtic sacred tree we have also added the Ogham symbol of beith to the bowl for added strength and connection to the tree.
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