9th Moon of the Celtic Year – (Aug 5 – Sept 1) (The Knower) – Organized, attention to detail, scientific. The Hazel has associations with manifestation, spirit contact, protection, prosperity, wisdom, divination-dowsing, dreams, wisdom-knowledge, marriage, reconciliation, fertility, intelligence, inspiration and wrath.
Hazelnuts are believed to carry great wisdom within them. Favoring damp places, hazel trees are connected to water and said to be able to “choose where water lays” through the dowsing with its branches.
Hazel has the gift of several talents from exuding wisdom, resiting poetry, performing divination and the powers of mediation. These talents can be a channel for creative energies, especially that which allows you to inspire or increase these capacities among others, through your work, interests and pursuits. Born under this sign, your wisdom gives you the ability to communicate ideas, making you capable of transforming the thoughts and opinions of others.
The Hazel allows you to be a catalyst of these transformations, working though intuition. During this time of year, you can focus on gaining wisdom and absorbing knowledge. Gain this by using your intention to heighten your senses and improve concentration.
The Hazel Moon was known to the Celts as Coll, which translates to “the life force inside you”. This is the time of year when Hazelnuts are appearing on the trees, and are an early part of the harvest. Hazelnuts are also associated with wisdom and protection. Hazel is often associated in Celtic lore with sacred wells and magical springs containing the salmon of knowledge. This is a good month to do workings related to wisdom and knowledge, dowsing and divination, and dream journeys. If you’re a creative type, such as an artist, writer, or musician, this is a good month to get your muse back, and find inspiration for your talents. Even if you normally don’t do so, write a poem or song this month.
Ogham Alphabet: Coll
Crystal: Amethyst, Topaz, Pearl
Symbolism: wisdom, divination, poetry, science, playfulness, enchantment, healing
Deity: Hermes, Aemgus, Artemis, Diana
Folk Names: Coll
references: 1. rober graves, the white goddess, 2. https://www.thoughtco.com, 3. Celtic Oghms