On the Calendar
Hazelnuts can be gathered from late August to early September; however, they were regarded as particularly magical when gathered on this date. The hazelnut husk will still be green even when the nut is ripe. The nut itself is light brown. After picking, store them in a dry place until the husk turns brown and it will be easier to remove. To eat them, you will also have to crack the inner shell.
Use hazelnuts in spells for initiating change. Place them on your desk or workspace to enhance creativity. Eat a few hazelnuts before any form of magic or divination, especially clairvoyance.
Hazelnuts can also be eaten before shamanic journeying to aid in acquiring knowledge. Keep some for divination at Samhain. For more about the hazel tree, refer to the entry in “August.”