Spring is officially here embarking on the time of rebirth, all things new, vital and green. The energetic impulse of the season births forth from the earth through the flowers. Everything feels fresh and alive. It’s a playful time of year when we emerge from hibernation and begin peeling away what no longer serves. We… Continue reading The Return of Persephone
Green is the color of the day on this blessed Vernal Equinox. In celebration I have two special items to share with you all. First, a review of Hedera helix by the very articulate Elena Vosnaki author at Perfume Shrine. Sometimes I feel like much of the artistry and subtleties that go into my work… Continue reading Spring has Sprung!
The Sacred Earth wheel has turned once again this time arriving with a gift from the deep teal taverns of the sea. GreenWitch, the gift for Tethys, has manifested in a creamy solid unguent heralding in the Spring. Enhanced with the potent sunlight energetics of beeswax the solid perfume expression of GreenWitch embodies all that… Continue reading A Song for Spring
Thank you to everyone who participated in the weekend activity to herald in the Spring. I very much appreciate each of you and welcome you to return for more chances to win in upcoming giveaways. Meticulously I typed out each of entrants name, some with multiple entires, cut each out and placed them into a… Continue reading Giveaway Winner!
“And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,And in green underworld and coverBlossom by blossom the spring begins. ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne “When the Hounds of Spring” In a time long ago, when the people of the earth followed the signs of nature as their guide, Mean Earraigh also termed the Spring Equinox was celebrated with… Continue reading Blossom by blossom
“Hazel for the framework, Rowan for the Head, The body is of Hawthorne boughs and Hawthorne blossoms.” ~ Susan Cooper In January 2007 I created a Green Chypre perfume, forthwith are the nitty-gritty details. Following this post I will also contribute the workings of another very green perfume with the working title Hedera helix. GREENWITCHIn… Continue reading Watch for the Greenwitch!
Happy Easter! The origins of the word Easter are found in the ancient Saxon Lunar Goddess known as Eostre and Norse Goddess Ostara. In both these traditions, as well as those of the Greeks and Egyptians we find the symbolic use of eggs and bunnies. These images, along those of flowers, birds and resurrection are… Continue reading Bunnies, Eggs and Mythical Creatures
Today marks the mid point when the day is equal to the night, appropriately named Equinox, meaning “equal nights” in Latin. We are now in a period where the light begins to grow, peaking at the Summer Solstice on June 20th. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein… Continue reading All things Spring