Merry meet all,
The weather outside is frightful. Ostara is a few days away. I am trying to believe that spring is coming. Yet my snowdrops are buried under wet freezing rain/ slush. Snowdrops are sacred to the Goddess Brighid. I dedicated my snowdrops to her for that reason. Every early spring they grow. More flowers are on the way.
The sky darkens early here still. I may be the only one here but I love the dark half of the year. My dark side reveals itself a lot. I downloaded a cool photo of a skull resting on the open pages of a book. It is such a cool picture. I am currently reading Spirit Conjuring for Witches by Frater Barrabas. I have a ways to go yet. I will post a review when I have finished reading it. I will miss the dark time but I also embrace spring. I can only take so much of wearing a heavy winter coat and boots after all.
I do miss my garden. I have started echinacea, dill, thyme and lavender from seed. I hope to plant them in my garden once all chance of frost has passed. I also have rosemary and calendula cuttings which I hope will develop roots and be ready to plant in soil. I would love for once to successfully grow rosemary. I learned that rosemary doesn’t like to be moved. Dill has deep roots. Calendula will bloom if you overwinter it indoors if there is enough sun. The more I work with herbs, the more I learn from them. I intend to order mugwort, moonwort and mandrake seeds if I can. I am determined to grow a pumpkin patch this year too. I will grow beefsteak tomatoes too and peas, beans, carrots, herbs too, I planted my garlic last fall. I can’t wait. I hope to get hyssop and feverfew to grow from seed too. I have the room in my garden for all this!
I am ready for spring. I look forward to reviving my garden and not being weighed down by a woollen winter coat.
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(
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Merry meet all,
Who besides me hates winter? Let’s see a showing of witch hats. Yeah I thought you would all agree. Last night’s full moon was the last of the dark winter full moons for the season. It gets exciting from here. Spring is on its way. So you can all breathe a sigh of relief. I am.
I think winter affects us in more ways than just seasonal affective disorder. I have not felt any inclination to do any magick at all. This is not like me. I do enjoy it. It could be because I live alone and never have any company for an esbat. It could be because it is hard to know if you are growing or not when you live alone. These things all contribute to how and when and if people perform magick. It certainly affects me. I performed a simple meditation last night. That is all I had the energy for.
Yet I managed to manifest a cat. It sounds like I need more confidence in myself and trust in myself. So I propose to try to have more confidence and trust in myself. I do suffer from anxiety and depression, which can take over your life. I usually try to not let this affect me. I have to keep thinking Spring is almost here. The Spring Equinox occurs later this month. Who couldn’t be cheered up that?
So I can assume that this depression I am going through could possibly by seasonal. Let’s hope so. By the way, I hope you all check out the amazing movie The Theory of Everything about Stephan Hawking. I watched that movie yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I was so engrossed in the movie I forgot about everything else. You will cheer for Stephan Hawking. He is inspirational.
You can view the trailer here:
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch
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Merry Meet All,
Mosquitoes know no mercy. I am mosquito bitten all over and sunburnt. I have been busy in my garden. As evidence, I am scratching all over like a crazed monkey. My Mother came over and applied her intelligence and muscle. Together, armed with tools, we felled the heavy tree branches and suckers growing on or near the trees. We also cut down a pine tree. The result of that effort is a clearer patch where the sun can shine through. I will not have such a dark shade garden now. The clearing should have been done a long time ago. The cats can scamper through the brush easier now, because the trees were cut down and the brush was cut. Cats nap and hunt mice in my garden and the backyard. I have room to plant more plants if I choose. I am happy with this hard work.
I refilled the bird feeder, trimmed the tall grass, and fertilized the lawn and garden. I added a second trellis for the peas, which are flowering and growing taller. The pumpkin vine has a flower and bud. The tomato vine I began from seed is taller and reaches the tomato cage wire. The tomato vine from my sister is flowering. The bee balm, comfrey, and mugwort are near ready to flower. The white echinacea has blossomed. My garden is growing fuller and more beautiful each day. Each morning, I love to visit and worship my garden, coffee in hand. I harvested a pile of red clover and bundled the clover to dry for teas. The astilbe is soon to blossoms. Everything is on the crest of flowering. I cannot wait to see bees crawling over the flowers. I want to help them as much as I can.
Once the bee balm, comfrey, and pumpkin vines blossom, the bees will be busy. The purple coneflower is soon to bud flowers. I can tell. The lemon balm is growing nicely. The garden is growing beautifully. I also had a surprise- I have yellow foxglove growing in my garden.
My garden may be high maintenance but it is the pride and joy of my life. I hope you are all having success with your gardens. Remember to honour the faeries’ help and the insects help in your gardens. Do not use pesticides, instead, attract pollinators to your garden. This will aid you in your garden far more than chemicals.