INDORAMAL.COM/EN - The hazel tree was very important to the Celts. In Irish mythology, the Aes Sidhe (Fairy) spirit lived in the hazel tree. They even named one of their gods after the hazel – Mac Coll or “son of the Hazel” – and he became one of the three earliest rulers of Ireland. The hazel tree was so important that anyone who cut it down could be sentenced to death.
The Celts believed you could gain great wisdom and knowledge of the arts and sciences by eating hazelnuts. The tree's powers of wisdom were so great that Druids carried hazel wands when they had to settle arguments and administer the law.
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Hazel leaves have been used to help varicose veins and improve circulation. Ground hazelnuts mixed with water and honey are an old folk remedy for treating coughs.
Celtic Animal Symbol: Rainbow Salmon
Characteristics of the Celtic Hazel Sign: If you're a Hazel Tree individual, you are very intelligent and clever. You know a lot about everything and are an expert in your field. You're a great communicator – both in writing and when speaking. You are very detailed oriented, often planning things out far in advance. Once you commit yourself to something, you throw everything you have into it.
New Moon Hazel: If you were born during the first two weeks of the Celtic Hazel Sign, you are a New Moon Hazel. You are very curious, and you need to be careful your desire to learn doesn't become too intrusive into the lives of others. You are very impartial. You have a great interest in the arts, and can be quite creative yourself.
Full Moon Hazel: If you were born during the last two weeks of the Celtic Hazel Sign, you are a Full Moon Hazel. You are very honest, with a tendency to be too blunt at times. You enjoy teaching, where you're likely to focus more on theory than practical application. This preference for theory carries over into other areas of your life.
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