Merry Meet friends….I hope you are all staying cool in the hot muggy weather…feels like August instead of June! We have had alot of rain and storms but it’s a good thing as our grass remains green and lush, the gardens are well watered, the birds and critters have plenty of water…and it cools things down a bit after the rain.
I had a wonderful Full Moon on saturday..Strong Sun Moon…She was big, bright, and beautiful! Yellowish orange until She rose higher in the sky. Fate would have it that we didn’t have storms that night and I was able to attend to Her and see Her very well! I always recharge my jewelry, crystals, ritual tools etc when I can see Her moonlight and it can fall on my witchy stuff! 🙂 I also made up a fresh batch of Blessed Water and did a personal ritual. The best part though is just sitting and drawing in Her energy..to feel the power coming into me, grounding me, filling me with magick, calm, peace. There is nothing like it.
I also spent some time today harvesting some of my herbs. Some I will dry and some I have put in a jar of fresh water to use fresh, namely cilantro for salsa and chives for numerous reasons! My cats will be very happy when the catnip is dried and ready and I will be very happy when my dill, basil, mint, marjoram, rosemary, and lemon balm is ready…both for cooking and for my witchy needs!
I am also busy working on an online class I signed up for thru Ellen Dugan called “The Harvest Sabbats.” The harvest sabbats are Lammas or Lughnassad which is Aug 1, Mabon which is in September, and Samhain which of course is Oct. 31. These are my favorite sabbats of the year because they are all about fall..which as you can tell by my name..is my favorite time of year! Ellen Dugan is amazing and this class is based on her book “The Autumn Equinox”…which I’ve already read and highly recommend. Her books are so great!!
My grandaughter Lily loves to help me in my garden too…She is so adorable, loves to be outside..a real nature girl!!
Now tell me that isn’t just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! LOL…I love being a Nana and I love my little nature girl!
I wish you all a lovely summer, with ladybugs and dragonflies, with flowers and their perfume, with warm starry nights and time with your loved ones to have fun in the sun!
Blessed Be, Autumn