January falls between Yule/Winter Solstice and Imbolc.
Celtic Tree Calendar
24th December - 20th January is Birch tree Month. Birch people are determined, resilient and ambitious. Good organizers, leaders and strategists, they are not deterred by setbacks, believing hard work, patience and persistence will triumph. They are loyal, but reserved in showing affection. Birch people need a goal in life or they become depressed and pessimistic.
The White Stag symbolizes high ideals and aspirations.
Workings done in this month add momentum and a bit of extra "oomph" to new endeavors. The Birch is also associated with magic done for creativity and fertility, as well as healing and protection. Tie a red ribbon around the trunk of a Birch tree to ward off negative energy. Hang Birch twigs over a cradle to protect a newborn from psychic harm. Use Birch bark as magical parchment to keep writings safe.