Birch symbolises purity, goodness and warmth. The Finnish word for birch Koivu, it is seen as The Tree of Life, with its sap moving inside the tree symbolising the continuance of life and rebirth. The leaves represent ancestors and the starry sky and in Finnish mythology birch is connected to Luonnottaret, the goddesses of nature. The symbol of new beginnings, regeneration, hope, new dawns and the promise of what is to come. The birch tree carries ancient wisdom and yet appears forever young.
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
A candle that is smoky wintergreen and sensual, leathery, tar, sweet, sharp, warm and bitter, camphoraceous, clarifying, stimulating, soothing, deeply grounding, woody, earthy, ambery, musky, spicy, balsamic and deeply calming. Patience and hope is its message and the message of my dear Finnish friend to me.