Spring is Here


Rose Petal and Rosemary Bath Salts….

Oh I have to make this! How simple and so fragrant.

Harebell & Betony

I always get a little frustrated this time of year, I want Spring to arrive faster than it ever does and I am always anxious to get back out into the garden and to get growing and making again. I have been casting around for what I can use whilst I wait for my herbs, fruit and veg and came up with this lovely little recipe for bath salts using dried rose petals from a regular bouquet. It also uses Rosemary which is evergreen so I do still have a lovely big healthy plant in the garden/although this time of year you want to only harvest very small amounts of the hardier herbs such as Rosemary and Sage. Always harvest a whole stem rather than the leaves alone (as pictured) and only take the new growth stems and not the wooden heart of the plant.

img_3521Rosemary – is for ‘remembrance’…

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Wild Edibles Traditional Medicine by Linda Black Elk


When I take young people outdoors to look at plants, I often encourage them to try various wild edibles and medicinals…just little nibbles here and there of common, safe plants…the same ones that have nourished and healed our ancestors.

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Card of the Day – 5 of Swords – Friday, March 2, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

After yesterday’s Full Moon in Virgo, I do feel the need to mention the combative energy of this card. You know how I always caution against fighting at the time of a Full Moon. Not engaging in the fight, or any type of altercation, can be in your best interest, for sometimes the victory may only be temporary.

The very battle in which you are engaged can be one which comes from within your soul. Yesterday, we saw the Devil card, and everyone has some form of demon they wish to conquer, and, today you may find you can successfully do so. I do not feel this is a win-at-all-costs vibe, because it serves you no long-term purpose at this time, and your ability to overcome something and achieve a victory for yourself, is one which you hope to do for the long haul. Take whatever victory comes your way…

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New Venus Cycle February 2018

I know what I’ll be doing Friday evening…

The Venus Evening Star 2018

Venus became visible on February 7, 2018 and will remain visible until November 2018. Planets have the ability to appear invisible and visible depending throughout the year, depending on their path in the sky. Venus was invisible from the beginning of December 2017 until the end of January 2018 which made all Venusian things very difficult to manifest. Women were cranky, food lacked flavour, relationships were more challenging, clothes didn’t fit right, etc. With Venus becoming visible as an evening star, we can expect all of the above mentioned things to manifest much more easily.

Venus goes through 19 month phases where she rises in the daytime or she rises in the evening. Both phases bring fated events to women and affects every aspect of their lives. It’s important to know where your own natal Venus is placed in order to know what specific things…

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Card of the Day – The Hanged Man – Saturday, January 27, 2018 — Tarot by Cecelia

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The Hanged Man can mean many things, but today, it primarily feels as though the Universe may be keeping you in suspense over something. Have patience with yourself and the situation, and utilize the time given to assess the situation from different angles. For some, there may need to be a new approach, and the […]

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Lantern Plants & Witchcraft

How fun! Thanks for sharing

The Witch & Walnut

lantern plants & witchcraftI absolutely adore Lantern Plants and I have been lucky to find a wonderfully large patch growing wild off a country road. I have been foraging them in that same spot for years, I pass them daily on my way work.

I have grown them from seed, and quite easily I might add. I just threw them into a pot put it out in full sun and they went wild. These are very invasive plants, so even in a pot they will happily spill over and keep crawling over everything. Since I have limited space on my property I choose carefully what I grow, everything else I forage from the woods. I stopped growing these years ago when I found that wild patch, so grateful that mother nature showed up for me.

These are fruit bearing and some say they are poisonous because they technically belong to the nightshade family. Aside…

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