Okay, okay, so I said earlier about how we shouldn't read into things too much, right? Right?
So I shouldn't read too much into the fact that the tree that I cut myself on on Halloween was a birch tree, right?
For those who don't know why I'm flailing around like a small nutter...according to what I remember the birch is represented by the rune berkana (it looks like a sharp B) which has meanings of renewal, healing, recovery, physical or spiritual regeneration, a new growth from old roots, and motherhood. Though I think we can safely ignore the 'motherhood' portion right now.
Also, as I recall, sacred to Thor and Frigga (as well as other goddesses but I can't remember which ones right now).
*And* well, a whole lot of other things.