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This listing is for one Ritual Rattle from The heART of Ritual 'Celtic Tree of the Year' Collection.

All thirteen trees are represented in this collection and each rattle head has been naturally dyed with pigments from the tree it relates with. Please ensure you select which Celtic Tree you wish to work with from the drop down menu. The rattles pictured here are the exact rattles you receive.

This collection consists of all thirteen trees in the Celtic Wheel of the Year/Celtic Tree Calendar, listed below by their Irish, English, and botanical names:

BEITH • Birch (Betula Pendula)
LUIS • Rowan (Sorbus Aucuparia)
SAILLE • Willow (Salix Alba)
FEARN • Alder (Alnus Glutinosa)
NUIN • Ash (Fraxinus Excelsior)
HUATHE • Hawthorn (Crataegus Monogyna)
DUIR • Oak (Quercus Robur)
TINNE • Holly (Ilex Aquifolium)
COLL • Hazel (Corylus Avellana)
QUERT • Apple (Malus Pumila)
STRAIF • Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa)
IOHO • Yew (Taxus Baccata)
RUIS • Elder (Sambucus Niger)

I am purposefully not listing attributes of these trees as I feel strongly that people should be encouraged and supported to exercise intuition (and I strongly disagree with generalized perscriptive approaches, which merely disempowers you). I will not write descriptions of each tree here, to do so would be to share my own unique experience with each and that will be a completely different experience to yours. Sharing my own insights and experiences would inadvertedly form a framework of expectation, ideas, notions and concepts for you which distract you from your own authentic experience. In short, you need to hold your own hand and allow your own relationship with the tree to form without any outside influence from me, or anyone else. I will not link the tree names to the photos as I do not want visuals to interfere with what your instinct is telling you, and I've even made sure their labels are covered in these images so there's no opportunity to cheat - don't write and ask, just listen to your belly. Furthermore, in doing things this way I'm not giving the space to chance, for instance - someone seeing the yellow rattlehead and saying 'I need that one as I have a solar plexus issue and yellow is the colour relating with the solar plexus'. This collection just doesn't work like that. You need to turn off the noise in your mind, and listen to who chooses you!

The invitation is this:

- If you are currently working with a Celtic tree and wish to deepen and/or honor that friendship, then choose that tree.
- If you want to work with a specific Celtic tree, then choose that tree.
- If you like the feeling or sound of a tree as its name drips like honey from your lips, then choose that tree.
- If you are curious, then choose that tree.
- If you pass a Celtic tree on your walks and feel drawn to it, then choose that tree.
- If you have always felt an affinity with a certain Celtic Tree, then choose that tree.
- If none of the above applies to you, simply be still, open your ears, and ask the tree that wants to work with you to reveal itself. Perhaps it tells you its species name, perhaps you will see what it looks like and have to go about identifying it. Once you know what it is, then you will know which rattle to work with.

A note to say it would be wise to select your rattle without expectations or plans. Sometimes the tree we *think* we need to work with is not the tree we *need* to work with, hence the recommendation to truly LISTEN before making your choice even if you come here thinking you already know which one to select.

In presenting these rattles in this way, selecting yours becomes an initiation in itself, and I remain authentic in my service as a responsible facilitator and intermediatory (between you and the tree). By filtering a few factors and white noise, you give yourself the chance to truly listen so that you can both meet. Googling and/or consulting books, blogs, or teachings defeats the exercise, so do yourself (and the tree) a favor and please don't.

Just listen...

Celtic Tree of the Year Ritual Rattles

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  • Rattles are ceremonial tools that resonate primarily with the fire element, their sound resembling the hissing of a snake. As a tool, they are used to purify, cleanse and transform (an individual, group energy, or place) and are also wonderful to use to energize or invigorate if a person is feeling sluggish or a space is stagnant. This is their transformative work as traditional healing tools. What resonates with you, how you choose to uniquely work with these ritual tools, your experience, and the direction this takes is entirely up to you. It is your intimate expression of prayer and reflects your unique ceremonial intention.