The Hazel Moon
This is the best time of year to focus on gaining wisdom and absorbing knowledge.
The Celtic name for the hazel tree is “coll” meaning “nine”, and the Hazel Moon is the ninth month of the Celtic Tree Calendar. A myth tells how nine nuts of wisdom fell from the hazel tree into a river where a magical salmon ate them. The salmon then became a prized catch, gifted with shape-shifting powers and infinite wisdom.
A Time for LearningThe Hazel Moon offers you an opportunity to connect with your inner reserves of wisdom and intuition. Study of all kinds is blessed during the Hazel Moon, so magic that uses ancient knowledge is most effective now.
This is also an excellent time to learn to read Tarot Cards or Runes because lunar energy will enhance your memory and psychic powers. Maintain an optimistic approach and follow your enthusiasm.
PROTECTION AND RENEWALRods made from the wood of the hazel tree have been used for diving water and earth energies. The wood is pliant and supple and is immediately responsive to subtle energy vibrations and environmental changes.
MeditationPracticing this meditation will help you to move through creative blocks, get inner guidance and develop your intuition.
- Approach a hazel tree from the north. When you are within the circumference of its branches, introduce yourself and ask permission to come closer.
- If if feels right to proceed, circle the truck clockwise.
- Try to sense the spirit of the tree and open your heart.
- Sit with your back against the trunk and breathe deeply. Empty your mind and try to attune to the tree’s energy.