The Temple Within

Musings of a polytheistic witch


August 2016

Purification Spray

Mercury is retrograde and that means it is time for me to slow down. I decided today would be a chill day and I would flow wherever the energy takes me. I collected ingredients to brew up some purification spray. I found the inspiration for this on a website called “Art Of The Root.”

Normally I would use sage, but I’m trying to break free of my magickal rut. I am really enjoying the spray because it smells so fresh. Basil and lemon are wonderful for refreshing your witchy space.

Purification Spray
Purification Spray

Happy Mercury Retrograde!





Plant Love

This morning my dear doggie woke me up way before I was ready. As I tumbled out the door, growling the whole way, I looked to find that my favorite plant was gone! I immediately felt so sad. I’m sure that this happened when the guys were here to trim the grass. I’m not sure how they mistook my Russian Sage for a weed but it was hacked to bits. I spent my whole morning feeling really sad about it.

I’m one of those weird dog people. When a dog of mine passes I always feel best if I adopt another dog right away. It isn’t that I don’t care about the one that has passed, it is more that I feel the best way to honor that pet is to adopt another needy pet. I decided to apply this same logic to my lost plant. I got in the car and went and “adopted” a new one. I could not believe how happy I was as soon as I got a look at all of those Russian Sages. I grabbed the one that seemed happiest to see me and headed to the checkout. I just put my new friend into the ground and I feel so much better.

I have had a tie to the Russian Sage for many years. At my old place, I had a huge one that seemed to be indestructible. It made me so unhappy to hear that after we left they dug that beautiful plant up. 😦

You can use Russian Sage just like any sage, when it comes to spell work. It is considered a plant of Artemis, and can be used when seeking wisdom.  It has also been associated with the Trickster! The flowers can be used to bring about a sense of joy and optimism.

My new friend.
My new friend.

Russian Sage

Buying this beauty really helped me change what was starting out to be a crappy day. I am grateful.


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