Other names: Berkawan, Berkanan, Beorc

Meaning: Birch

God associations: Frigg


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.”