Calendar of the Moon
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Day of the Hazel Tree

Color: Dark brown
Element: Earth
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,
Concentrated nourishment
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.

Song: Brigantia

(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 dismiss.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]