Out of Pain Comes New Life

Whew! I have been going through it lately! I have experienced this before and I know that this is the tilling of my life that preceeds a huge season of growth. Whenever the soil of my inner life is worked, turned over, over and over again, it is a very painful process. Things are cut off and pulled out, displaced and disguarded. My nights are sleepless as my body vibrates with anxiety and vigilance. Typically I view this vigilance as a by product of my childhood trauma, now I’m trying to see it as the vigilance of my spirit awaiting the new growth about to arrive.

Beltane is coming soon and I can hear and feel its song in the distance. It will bring with it flowers and sunshine, dancing and a bursting forth of new possibilities. This soil that has been painfully turned over will create space for my new self to push through. So for now, I’m trying to embrace this season of pain and struggle. I trust the universe that the wheel is always turning and soon the rewards of hard work and endurance will come to me.

Spring is a messy season and I’m feeling kind of messy right now. It has been rainy this week but every so often the sun peeks out to remind me that it will not always be gray.


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.


Witchy Morning

This morning the weather has been truly lovely. The sun is shining gently and there is just the hint of a breeze. It was the perfect time to do some light gardening. Now that we live in a condo I don’t garden as much as I once did. I do keep house plants and plants out on my deck. We are lucky to have some yard space so I have some things planted out there too. Because is was not too hot, I decided to take Maverick out on the deck with me. He doesn’t spend too much time outside these days because it is so hot and Siberian Huskies are not overly fond of super warm weather.


He was very good this morning. He just slept in the sun and enjoyed being outside. I had some repotting to do so I puttered around and got that done.


My sage was too big for the space it was in so I moved it to this pot. I love the smell of sage on my fingers. It has always been one of my favorite things to grow.


The rosemary needed a new home today too! Whenever I garden I like to take a bit to use as an offering.

Sage offering

Offering bowl.jpg

Once they dry out I will burn them at my hearth.

I feel so lucky this morning. I was able to enjoy the coolness of the morning and I was able to enjoy some quiet time.

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.” ~Author Unknown