Pronunciation: Coll (as in coal) Moon Phase: 9th Moon of celtic calendar (July to August) Cancer to Leo Moon Name: Lightening, Wort moon Letter: C / K Title: Chieftain Height: (mature) up to 18ft. 6mtr. Influence: Female / Androgenous Age: Eternal, constant regeneration, rebirth Legend: Universal wisdom, Divination, Seer, Clairvoyance, Clairscentience. Deity: Brigid Element: Fire Chakra:Solar Plexus Aura:Yellow Healing Qualities: The nut is good for young and old alike, naturally containing the metals needed to maintain health and strength in body, mind and spirit. Totem Entities: Salmon, Bear, Squirrel, Door Mouse,Tortoise / Turtle
Bring the essence of the Hazel into your life and encourage wisdom, the spiritual meaning is one of wisdom, seeing, justice and divination. The yellow flower encourages gut instinct, knowing right from wrong and having the wisdom to make decisions.
As the autumn approaches the Hazel loses it's leaves and the male catkins appear, these turning again in the spring and sometimes referred to as lambs tails such is their distinctive elongated appearance. The female flowers appear shortly after with these turning into small bunches of usually 1 to 4 nuts these having a distinctive woody flavour and favoured by many an abbot and brewer of ale.
Hazel tree is a giver of wisdom, it will share with those that have the knowledge to learn, the phrase, "When there is a lesson to be learned then a teacher will appear." is true of this tree. It inspires those to teach by example, those that can learn should encourage others to do likewise.
The salmon swims upstream to it's place of birth to eat the nine Hazelnuts of wisdom
A hazel tree will be found close to water but unlike the willow not in the water, it's branches will frequently overhang water to drop its fruits and allow its wisdom to be carried forward by the stream it shadows. In the same way the boughs will dip and lean towards the water, the twigs have been used and are used today for water divination, to carry a twig in each hand and allow them to cross or to find a forked twig and allow it to dip as water is found and new wells can be dug. An appropriate gesture of thanks would be to plant a Hazelnut close to the newly discovered well.
A forked hazel twig has been used in law courts to decide guilt, also to find spiritual pathways including ley lines, energy lines/centres and the like. To instill a loved ones name into a nut and throw it into the ashes will encourage the loved one to find you. The power of the Hazel stretches into, divination, future, knowledge, wisdom, education, Intuition, inteligence both learned and inherited. it will contribute to your dreams becoming realities, and will protect your dreams from outside influence as the shell protects its fruit.
The Rivers of Avalon, Camelot, Merlin, the Hazel tree hold many secrets. A wand made from Hazel brings focus to the mysteries of magic. To set an intent and point the wand will bring thoughts into being, Merlin used a wand made from Hazel. Hazel Trees can be found in abundance on the banks of the Rivers of Avalon, Glastonbury, Wells, and the ever elusive Camelot.
When the ripened nut falls this is a time to plan for the future, to plan for the cold months ahead, store the nuts under the bed and allow her wisdom to guide you through the winter and into the Spring. Not forgetting your spiritual goals and keeping them equal with your physical or earthly hopes and dreams.
The Doormouse a homely creature and one of Britains smaller animals is known to favour the Hazelnut, known for its large families and creativity when homebuilding it should come as no surprise that wisdom, intuition and protection run alongside the Hazelnut.