“Coll” (8th August – 4th September) is the name of “Hazel” in the Irish Ogham Tree Alphabet. Around the Well of Segais grew 9 magical hazels, which nuts fed resident salmons. Nine is the number of completion and wholeness, as it takes 9 years for the Hazel to give its first fruits. Coll inspires the creative energies of poetry and divination, the essence of understanding, enlightened consciousness and divine wisdom. Find Ned the Irish black cat and follow him into the woods, where he will lead you to your sacred birth tree…
Width: 12 cm
Height: 18 cm
Weight: 24 g
Material: Paper x weight
Greeting Card representing original acrylic painting and digital art by Elena Danaan
The Ogham Alphabet is a very ancient system of scripture, using native trees of Ireland combined to a series of lines crossing a vertical mark or an angle on a stone. Some of them are associated with the thirteen moons of the Celtic calendar. Hazel, the Tree of Immortal Wisdom has applications in magic for manifestation, spirit contact, protection, prosperity, divination-dowsing, dreams, wisdom-knowledge, marriage, fertility, intelligence, and inspiration. Hazel is a tree that is sacred to the fey Folk and a wand of hazel can be used to call the Fey. In Celtic tradition, the Salmon of Knowledge is said to eat the 9 nuts of poetic wisdom dropped into its sacred pool from the hazel tree growing beside it. Each nut eaten by the salmon becomes a spot on its skin. The Hazel tree provided shade, protection and baskets. In Europe and North America, hazel is commonly used for 'water-witching' - the art of finding water with a forked stick. Magically, hazel wood is used to gain knowledge, healing, wisdom and poetic inspiration. Forked sticks are used to find water or buried treasure. If outside and in need of magical protection, quickly draw a circle around yourself with a hazel branch. To enlist the aid of plant fairies, string hazelnuts on a cord and hang up in your house or ritual room. Magically, hazel wood is used to gain knowledge, wisdom and poetic inspiration.