August 5th - September 1st

Sign ~~ Coll (Gaelic) The Hazel Tree

Coll (CULL), hazel - The hazel (Corylus avellana L) is the source of hazelnuts. It forms a shrub up to 20 feet tall, inhabiting open woodlands and scrubs, hedgerows, and the edges of forests. The filbert nut in North American groceries is Corylus maxima, a related species. The European hazelnut is cultivated in North America, primarily as an ornamental. Hazelnuts are in the Birch family (Betulaceae).

Symbol ~~ The Rainbow Salmon

Character of the Hazel Tree:  Hazel Tree individuals are perceptive, clever people endowed with good reasoning powers.  This sharpness of intellect promotes excellent debaters and writers.  They are also great planners and organizers, down to the smallest detail.  The urge to acquire knowledge promotes scholars and experts in their fields.   People born during the first two weeks are associated with the New Moon impulse of seeking knowledge and denotes an inquisitive nature which can become prying or underhand.  But the positive aspects endorse a more impartial response.  People born during the last two weeks come under the Full Moon phase which denotes a more outgoing nature and temperament.  They are also inclined to become public figures who seek to educate or instruct people in the arts.  Their positive traits are show in their regard for honesty and they have well-defined principles. The negative traits are revealed in their hypercritical attitudes which stem from an inbuilt hypersensitivity.