Daily Angel Oracle Card: Coll Hazel, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing
“Northern Hemisphere Dates: June 13-July 10 (Southern Hemisphere Dates: December 13-January 10)
Totems: Hare, Scarab, Tortoise and Turtles, Crab, Salmon
Deities/Guides: Gaia and The Great Mother Goddesses like Sophia and Isis, and Fintan, the White Ancient One
Letters: C, K
Celebration: Summer Solstice, June 20/21 (December 21/22)”
Keywords: “Water, the moon, bounty and abundance, intuition, wisdom, insight, knowledge, sage advice, divination, poetry, creative pursuits, higher perspective, clarity”
“The Coll Hazel initiates in the ninth lunation and includes the celebration of the summer solstice, also known as Alban Heruin, Midsummer, and Litha. Here we give our gratitude for the abundance of Mother Earth. Hazel is about compassion and love for our friends and families – as well as safety and protection, which are important aspects of mothering and nurturing. Hazel supports our emotional life. She honors the moon and the waters of our planet. She supports creative expression in the form of story, poetry, art, song and dance. Hazel brings clarity when we seek advice. The ogham for this tree is Coll and the letters C and K.”
Coll Hazel In A Reading: “Your feminine nature, the changing of the moon, the lunar principle of receptivity and mystery, and the Goddess Sophia of higher wisdom are all relevant now. Your female lineages have something to say to you, as do your spiritual heritages. Take some quiet time to tune in and listen for their nurturing messages. Take your initiation seriously. Find time to sit by a body of water near your home; a lake, the ocean, a river or a stream. This tree suggests appreciation. Appreciate cycles. What cycle are you in right now? This tree suggests acceptance of where you are right now as it is impossible to push the river.
It is time to give gratitude for all that you have and to honor the earth. Notice the abundance around you. This is a time for family time and family reunions. This card invites you to find gratitude for all the mothers in your life. If you require nurturing, cultivate friendships that can support you. Nurture others. Mother each other with compassion. It may be time to heal the mother wound. Perhaps this is the time for forgiveness. If you are a mother, make sure you are representing the best qualities of this role. If not, move towards changing your behaviour. Be the kind of mother that you would like to have yourself.
Spend some time in nature and follow the course of the moon. Consider poetry, divination, and meditation. Call up your inner muse, as you can find inspiration here. Pay attention to your dreams and creative urges.
You are offered wisdom that can be applied to any situation. Creative solutions are possible. Seek the advice of elders. If you seek clarity this card will offer you sage advice. Go within and ask the ancestors for a specific message for you.”
As Challenger: “Are you ignoring your intuitive knowing? Perhaps you don’t like what you are sensing, as change is indicated. Even so, it is time to pay attention to wisdom that is offered you. Are you resistant to advice?
Are you cut off from other women? From the mothers in your life? Perhaps it is time to heal a mother wounding. Perhaps you are cut off from your family or your connection to Mother Earth. How do you mother yourself? It is time to cease repeating habitual negative messages to yourself. Instead, begin giving yourself the nurturing you require. Offer this to others, as well. Too much criticism separates us from ourselves and others.
Perhaps you are experiencing a creative block. Is it time to learn new skills? Would it help you to work with others to overcome creative obstacles? If so, look to your community. Or it may be that you feel stymied in your pursuits and goals because you are not heeding your intuition. If so, go within and reconnect with your own inner knowing.”
Message: “I represent your own inner wisdom. I am that small, still voice inside that is sometimes hard to hear. I stand up for the heart wisdom that insures life and health for you, your situations, and your mother planet. You’ll find my speaking in a babbling brook or a dense forest. You’ll find me in the fullness of the summer sun. I am part of the paradise in which you live. I produce the hazelnut of wisdom and ancient knowledge. Please take care of me and of yourself and the children of this world. I am the birth of your own dreams and visions. Now is a good time to use your divination tools. It is also a great time to support others and act as a guide or helper.”*
~ By Sharyln Hidalgo
Here we have a message of nurturing, communication, deeper connection and creating community. Tomorrow is Solstice, our longest day of the year and a day of Light, abundance, luck and joy. What will you set as your intention this Summer Solstice? (Or winter solstice if you are in the Southern Hemisphere!) What do you invite into your reality, what have you made space for, what are you focusing on now?
Make a plan now to spend some time outside, in your favourite garden, forest, park or beach. Give yourself time to slow down and enjoy being present. Let your instincts and intuition guide you. Communicate with the trees. Honour every plant and creature. Feel the connection you have with each and every one of them, and the overall energy of the wild space.
If you can, watch the sun go down and the stars come out. Send gratitude for all that you have in your life right now. And meet tomorrow with open heart and open mind. You are stepping into the second chapter of 2018. What magic will it hold in the face of all the chaos? Whatever magic you create.