Myths, folklore, and symbolism Birch: It is a symbol, particularly in Russia, of spring and of the young girl. (Herder)
Today is the day for Brigid, goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft. Today (also celebrated as Imbolc) and tomorrow (Candlemas) are both days where the world turns its attention toward spring (Groundhog Day, anyone?). Enjoy that turn toward light, better weather, and the fecundity of spring!