5th Aug to 1st Sep following the #BlueMoon
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.Eat a feast of salmon and hazelnuts before an exam to heighten your powers of concentration and boost your memory
The Hazel deity is Oghma (also known as Ogma), son of Boann and the Dagda.The God of Communication and Writing
as well as Literature and Eloquence
Oghma is said to have invented the Ogham Alphabet and made a gift of it to the Druids.
He is often considered the Patron Deity of Poets.
Oghma was also the champion or designated warrior representative of the Tuatha De Danaan and fought with Llugh against the Fomorians (ancient Irish Sea Gods).
In myth, he assumed the role of helping to escort the recently-dead to the OtherWorld.
Credited with more personality than many of the old Irish deities, Oghma was given two nicknames.
The first was “Cermait” which means “honey-mouthed” +todd l lebeauc
;) and is related to the Irish gift of the gab also known as blarney.
The other was “Grianainech,” which means “the sunny-faced,” +Padraig Ó Raghaill
believed to come from Oghma’s great wisdom.
Oghma was married to Etan, daughter of Diancecht the Irish God of Medicine, and three of his sons eventually became co-rulers of the Tuatha.
This is the best time of year to focus on gaining wisdom and absorbing knowledge.
Cast spells to heighten your senses and concentration. #HazelMoon