Samhain Hazelnut Charm
- 9 hazelnuts
- Black colored twine
- Nut pick
Using the nut pick, bore holes in the nuts. Don't shell them, use whole nuts. String them on the twine, making it just long enough to hold the nine nuts with a little bit of space, then tie off in a circle. On Samhain night, consecrate it in the fire, passing it back and forth 3 times, and chant:
Hazelnuts nine in a ring
By the smoke of the Samhain Fire bring
To those within our humble home
Form over this a protective cone
Guard for a year, I charge thee
And as I will it, so mote it be!
Hang it up in your home somewhere as an amulet of protection for the coming year.
Nine is the sacred number of the hazelnut in the Celtic Tree Calendar. Save some of the nuts to bury during the Spring Equinox, to attune yourself with the cycle of birth and death.