Other names: Berkawan, Berkanan, Beorc
God associations: Frigga
Birth, fertility, liberation. Mental, physical, and personal growth.
Spring, renewal, regeneration, new beginnings, and new growth.
Desire, a love affair, or birth of a child.
Birth and prospering of a new venture or project.
From The Old Norwegian Rune Poem:
“Bjarkan er laufgrønstr líma;
Loki bar flærða tíma.”
“Birch has the greenest leafed limbs;
Loki struck lucky with lies.”