Calendar of the Moon
Day of the Hazel Tree
Color: Dark brown
Altar: Upon a dark brown cloth set a vase of hazel twigs, a single dark brown candle, a pot of
soil, seeds, a bowl of water, and a bell.
Offerings: Plant seeds. Write. Play music. Sing.
Daily Meal: Vegan
Invocation to the Green Man of the Hazel Tree
Hail, Green Man of the Summer!
Hazel tree of the bard's joy,
Wisdom in a nutshell,
Of the body and the soul.
Salmon of wisdom in Connla's spring,
Magical crane-bag of the poets,
Diviner's rod, searching out
The hidden mysteries
And sharing them with all who seek,
Teacher of art and science,
Knowledge and beauty bound up as one,
You show us that they should not
Ever be separated, lest we lose
On half of our selves.
Arbiter, mediator, herald
Of any side that calls you,
You teach us to see things fairly
From the bard's perspective
Where Truth rules first and foremost
And yet can be wrapped in Story.
We hail you, sacred hazel tree,
Green Man of the Summer,
With this your gift of our sustenance.
(Each comes forward and plants a seed in the pot of soil, saying, "Hail Green Man of the
Earth!" Water is poured onto the pot, and then the rest is poured out as a libation. Ring bell and
[Pagan Book of Hours]