Turquoise is thought to bring the wearer prosperity, success and good fortune. It is highly valued as a decorative and ornamental stone.
In the book An Earth Child's Book of the Year, turn to December and find the turquoise in the picture. How is it being used? How is the word "turquoise" being used in the text?
Your birth flower is NARCISSUS
Narcissus flowers help with self-esteem, loving yourself without being vain or stuck-up. They are also the flower of special sweetness, both for the giver and the receiver of these snowy flowers.
In the book An Earth Child's Book of the Year, one little girl, Camille, offers a pot of pure white narcissus to a very special newborn baby. What does the baby mean to you? Find out more about Camille on the Meet the Earth Children page.
November 25 to December 23 Your Celtic Tree is ELDER
The Elder tree, like a wise, elderly person or elder, reminds us of the endless circle of life and death of all things, and then rebirth and the creation of a new spirit in our whole life and in the different seasons of our lives. Elder tree children are wise beyond their years sometimes, knowing that the end is also a new beginning. The elder tree reminds us to hope and take comfort, for all that is old or lost or gone will somehow be made new again. Life is endlessly creative.
In the book, An Earth Child's Book of the Year, the wise old elder tree understands and comforts the Earth Children when sorrow comes. What does he do with his branches?
December 24 to January 21 Your Celtic Tree is BIRCH
The birch tree reminds us of new beginnings like the rebirth of the sun, fresh starts, like the rebirth of the sun that happens at this time of year. Tall and white, they remind us to let go of what is old, dark, and stale in our hearts and open up to light, love, and purity.
Birch is sacred to Cerridwen, the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration, and to Taliesin, an ancient bard (poet and singer). To read more about Cerridwen and Taliesin, go to the Celtic Myths page.
In the bookAn Earth Child's Book of the Year, can you find the January birch tree? What is hidden in bark of the tree?