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Deception From Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Struggle ~ Tarot for 6 June 2017

Deception From Energy Vampires: An Empath's Struggle ~ Tarot for 6 June 2017

I’ve been experiencing some panic attacks lately due to the antics of a handful of manipulative people. It’s one of the downsides of being an empath and has nothing to do with any fear on my part. It’s just an empathic awareness that becomes so overwhelming that panic results. When people seek to deceive, I experience their thought process, their intention, their choices, and the energy associated with all of it in one fell swoop. It’s not that I’m afraid of any of them because they’re far too silly for that, but that their deception is so great that it has taken on a momentum all of its own and feeling all of it as I do, a panic attack results.

Deception is emotion-based. Someone wants something so much that they’ll do anything to achieve it including deceiving others. Empaths are like lightning rods for such machinations, typically becoming hyper-alert when deceptive energy comes close. My physical response is usually commensurate with the level of deception, so when it’s a panic attack, it tells me that someone is either really intent on getting what he wants or that he has assistance. In this case, it feels like both. At the end of the day, nothing will ever come of the deception or the game that’s played, but it makes things uncomfortable nonetheless.

Normally I look at daily influences instead of at specific questions when I look at the cards, but with what I’ve been experiencing, I decided to ask for clarity and for help in remaining calm and I found it prescient when I drew both Swords and Cups for the tarot reading. The 7 of Swords, Daughter of Cups, and the 2 of Cups are the cards I drew with an overall numerology of 9 or completion and alignment. Somehow I knew that would be the case.

Beginning with the 7 of Swords, six black swords are suspended in the air above a fox curled up over the seventh suggesting separate agendas are in play. He sleeps with one eye open, aware that all is not as it seems. It’s time to tread carefully until a clearer picture is possible, staying in observation mode only. Envy and jealousy are at the root of the deception that’s occurring and the best thing I can do at this point is to not create any thought channels toward that emotional vibration. Otherwise, it’s easy to absorb that emotion with my panic attacks the end result.

I must confess to finding Court Card annoying so I appreciate Kim Krans’s animal depictions instead of people. She uses snakes in the suit of Wands, swans with Cups, Owls with Swords, and deer with Pentacles. The Daughter of Cups (the Princess or Page in other decks) depicts a baby swan or cygnet peacefully floating on the water. Rainbow colors spill before her, reflecting emotions in balance. She remains in her bliss, unaffected by the world around her as she floats peacefully about. Her youth suggests undeveloped potential, imagination, and intuition as well as positive messages and new experiences.

The 2 of Cups is beautiful in any deck, but the simplicity of this card is striking. And I have to say that I love the directionality of the backgrounds in Krans’s cards. This one feels like a night sky with stars in motion. Beneath the starfield stands two cups with two red roses standing overtop in a crossed fashion. A unity of polarity is felt with this card, perhaps the unity or balance between intellect and emotions. Additionally, the card suggests harmony and partnership, the crossed roses depicting a strong connection. Normally, I would interpret the 2 of Cups in terms of a relationship between two people, but with respect to my empathic-driven panic attacks, this is about alignment within. Empaths pay too much attention to the goings-on around us creating all sorts of headaches for ourselves in the process when we can’t stay in observation mode. In other words, we have a tough time minding our own business because everything is so interesting.

In a sense, what I’m experiencing is vampiric energy and since witches don’t suffer fools well, I’m not sitting still for it. I’m honest and that bothers people. It’s both a witch and empath thing, but truth-telling comes with the territory, and there’s nothing I care to do about it even if I could. I have the Left-Angled Cross of the Clarion in my Human Design chart, which should explain all of it as well as the Christ Consciousness Field for my godhead. So they might as well just stop now because I’ll always be one step ahead of them.

But in the meantime, the answer lies with that adorable baby swan, floating about in her own bliss, focused on the present moment. This is alignment in its purest form, expressing the full truth of as above, so below. Because if we think about it, the expression isn’t as below, so above. We express ourselves as the Creator into the form that each of us takes. The trick of it is to not forget who we actually are as the Creator personified. And yet we do just that, absorbing the negative vibrations that seem to hold the physical world together. But that’s an illusion as well because we choose at every moment the experience we wish to have. Focus on something negative, and we create a thought channel or pathway to that negative situation, oftentimes unable to find our release. So, we visit it again and again and soon it dominates our awareness. We take up residence in the past instead of continuing to create the experience we wish to have, placing our emotional balance at certain risk.

I found relief from the situation by pulling weeds in the garden, my bliss evidently found there. Their screwy vibration still taps me on the shoulder but at least I’m no longer having panic attacks. So either their own focus is waning, or I’ve been successful in shutting down their vampiric asses.

But if not, it’s not as if I’m without options.

Blessed Be

 

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Dealing With Extreme Emotions ~ Empath Strategies

Dealing with extreme emotions, whether our own or others, can be challenging for any empath. For those empaths accustomed to this sort of experience, it’s easier to assess the ownership of the vibration. But for the less aware empath experiencing another’s intense emotions can be overwhelming.

Outward expressions of anger are easy for most people to discern. Clearly, it’s someone else experiencing the anger and not the empath. We may be feeling it along with the individual, but it doesn’t generate within us. It’s the unspoken emotion, intense or not, that empaths can confuse with their own.

An empath will pick up on any number of vibrations that come close. I merge with others’ energetic fields so easily that I begin feeling nervous if something is off with any of them. That’s how I know that it’s not mine. I become worried. I begin glancing around, trying to find the source of the uncomfortable vibration, and when I know who it is, I feel in to see what’s going on. If it’s coming from someone that I’m close with I’m usually more susceptible to losing my control than if it’s an acquaintance or a stranger.

We might appear in bodies but in truth, we’re each an energetic field that continually merges with all other energetic fields. And it’s in that energetic structure that an empath or aware person experiences the truth of others. I take literally the truth that God or the Creator is All That Is. Because if this is true, then there is nothing other than the Creator. All that we are, see, and experience around us is the Creator personified. So oneness is not just a nice meme but is, in fact, our fundamental reality, and the very reason empaths experience what we do.

When I experience intense or strong emotions in others, it’s not just how loud they get or the words they use, but their physical posture that affects me as well. If I’m sitting down in a chair for example and my husband is ranting about one thing or another, he has to be careful not to stand over me or lean forward while he’s speaking or I will feel that vibration pound down on top of my head. When it happens, I can’t breathe. We’ve figured out how to let him know to step back without interrupting the flow of his rant. But when it happens, it’s just awful.

Hate-speech is another intense vibration that is impossible for me to experience. It’s as if our family is about to fall apart, or a violent crime is underway. I experience its destructiveness in a visceral manner feeling fear and panic and again I have trouble breathing.

Empaths naturally want to heal people who are having difficulties, irrespective of their nature. We instinctively want to bring people back into alignment with blessings of love and peace. But here’s the thing. Are we helping them or are we really bringing our own self back into alignment by trying to balance their vibration?

In my case, I’ve found that it’s more about me at that point and my ability to remain peacefully in control. Ideally, empaths should be able to observe the expressions of others without absorbing any of their vibration. Instead, we do the opposite and then become distressed when we experience extreme or intense emotion. We judge it as wrong somehow and set about fixing it when instead we could give it no meaning at all. It’s just something that’s currently happening and has nothing to do with us. But no. We get involved and it all goes south fairly quickly.

So what’s an empath to do?

  • Determine if the vibration is your own or someone else’s.
  • If it’s you, take a moment to settle down excusing yourself if you need that.
  • If it’s someone else, then either pull inward from them and shield if necessary, or feel their vibration along with them. Acknowledge to yourself that you’re choosing to do this and simply observe what you’re feeling. When we feel uncomfortable vibrations we tend to tense up and become resistant to what we’re experiencing. There’s nothing wrong with feeling something that’s not comfortable. It’s just one of many feelings that we experience in life. Give it no other meaning than that. Which brings me to the most important truth.
  • We give EVERYTHING in our experience the meaning it has. Knowing this, every so-called negative experience we have becomes just another experience to observe and take in.
  • Until the observation side of self overshadows the absorbing side it’s probably best to align and shield when experiencing intense vibrations. Some simple visualization techniques that are fairly self-explanatory include:
    • Bubble of Protection
    • Suit of Armor
    • Plow the Road (shopping carts work well)
    • Tunneling 
  • Practice controlling your breath when life is comfortable so that it’s easier to go there when things become dicey. Breathe, align in Source Presence, and visualize pulling back your energetic field to a single point. Visualize white light emerging outward from that single point, bathing you in loving, protective light, blessing all who wish to experience that loving resonance. Allow any energetic cords to dissipate and resonate in your purified and divine Self.
  • Understand your limitations and take time out for your own respite. Empaths tend to be self-sacrificing which only contributes to a lack of control so put yourself first. You are that important.

Experiencing Dishonesty

As challenging as experiencing intense emotions are, experiencing dishonesty, at least for me, is far worse. It’s the passive side of passive aggression and from my perspective, it’s as intense an experience as any violent outburst.

Dishonesty hits me like a wave. Inside I’m screaming, NO, but outside I’m in full assessment mode. Most of the time I don’t have to feel in to know a lie is in the works because people really are that transparent. When someone is dishonest, I feel a sense of being tied up in knots. I experience the liar’s desired effect and my outrage begins, matching if not exceeding the liar’s own vibrational intent. It’s why I had a hard time during the election. I knew the so-called new guy would renege on promises he made while up-ending the country in the process so I couldn’t listen to him or his minions then or now.

And because relationships of all sorts have been so impacted by the election it may be necessary for empaths to step back from arguments and confrontations that might take place between friends and family. Those who were duped along the way will have to find that truth for themselves. All the rest of us can do is wait for sanity to return and stay out of the line of fire so to speak.

Besides. Garden season is around the corner. Life is so much simpler there.

Blessings to all!

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As Garden Season Ends…

 

The dome we put in was a complete success. The hugel beds which we also put in exceeded our expectations as everything we planted both inside and around the outside of the dome went crazy. I’ve frozen more beans than I did last year and even though it’s October and we’ve had some frost, they’re still growing. The gourds are finishing out and I’m letting them hang, curing a bit before I cut them down.mini bottle gourd

tomatoesThe year has been odd though for tomatoes. I have a section over by my cannabis plants that came up as volunteers, mostly of the Roma variety. They’re loaded with tomatoes but they’re taking their sweet time to ripen. The same with the Big Mama Roma plants in the dome. But we have some warm weather over the next week or so and if I need to, I’ll hang them inside to finish out. I have no blossom end rot this year. I added epsom salts to the planting holes before dropping in the transplants. It really does make all the difference. But I’ve been able to make a bunch of tomato soup so far and last night I canned 5 quarts of pasta sauce.pasta sauce

apiary greenhouseThe apiary greenhouse had a hard time getting started, but then it took off. My clematis died out, however, but it was fairly root-bound when I bought it, so I didn’t have much emotional investment in it. The two over at the dome made it though as did the honeysuckle I planted. It’s all about the bees you know. I listened to someone in our local bee community and pulled my honey too soon on my new split and I lost the whole thing. I’m sure they went back to the original hive, but I’m done listening to anyone other than Michael Bush and a few others who are more into the natural side of beekeeping. He’s amazing and his videos are full of great information and Jerry and I have learned so much from them as well as his books.

celeryThe Thai pepper and celery continue to grow in the dome while temperatures remain above freezing. This is the first year I’ve grown celery. I had no idea it would grow here on the High Desert and it was so adorable coming up. Each one came up with tiny celery leaves and while the stalks didn’t get as big as those in grocery stores, at least mine don’t have a bunch of pesticides on them, and they taste great!

The new herb garden was prolific even though my arnica, elecampane, and wood betony didn’t come up. They might come up next Spring though. So I’ll get more seeds, but wait to see what actually comes up before replanting. My white sage and skullcap came up at the end of the season, so you never know. I’m just thrilled it worked out because creating the space with eight foot game fence isn’t exactly easy. But everything I planted is perennial and I’ve already harvested all kinds of herbs to dry for tinctures, salves, and teas, and after one last weeding and mulching, the garden will ready itself for the coming year.

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We have spuds galore! I grew six different varieties in the dome and some of them are huge. A few had obvious water spots and we chucked those, but that was probably due to running irrigation water through the dome. We have another bed outside of the dome as well as two structures that typically yield tons of spuds, but as of yesterday, we’ve harvested over one hundred pounds. We’ll probably harvest the rest this weekend.

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snakeI would be remiss if I didn’t include my helpers in the garden. A snake has been my constant companion in the dome and his watchful eye was always present, crawling all over the dome, hiding among the beans, melons, and gourds.

bee-on-borageOf course butterflies, bees, and lady bugs were ever present. It’s odd to harvest herbs next to a borage plant vibrating with hundreds of honeybees and bumblebees. But we all shared space and it wasn’t until I was watering over by some comfrey that I got stung. Multiple times. That never happens over at the hives. If I’m stung, it’s on the finger while moving frames or something.lady-bug-copy

 

butterfly 2Butterflies were all over the garden, seeming to follow me everywhere. But the best one was the praying mantis. I love those guys! They all stood ready to pollinate and protect. And our gardens simply cannot do without them.

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Fall is here with winter soon after. My garden gets better and better, with full credit going to the bees. Observe them and watch as they show us the way forward. They operate as one organism. It’s their reality, just as it is ours.

~Blessed Be

Oh..one last picture..of Agent Orange. Wonderful medicine!

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References:

  1. Michael Bush ~ The Practical Beekeeper.

 

 

 

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Hugeling the Dome and Other Gardening Adventures

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A couple of years ago, we bought a dome kit and then life got in the way of assembling it. But we had the area prepared and this year we put it up. I hijacked my vegetable garden for a medicinal herb garden. Witches are like that. We had put in a living greenhouse over in the apiary and I thought doing the same with the dome would be a cool thing to do iIMG_0054 - Copy - Copy - Copynstead of trying to decide on what kind of cover to use. So we got to work and began assembling the dome.

We used a dome kit from Sonostar Hubs. There are a variety of options from simple kits to kits that come with everything. We decided on a kit that was 12 feet tall and 24 feet in diameter. This particular kit went together flawlessly and I highly recommend this company. We bought a kit that included pre-cut PVC pipe but you can buy your own locally and use their dome calculator to see how much and what length you’ll need. Jerry painted each section with white paint and then he pre-drilled each hub. When it came time to assemble the dome, he used the holes in the hubs to drill each section of pipe, while I dutifully handed everything to him. I’ve doing that for the last 37 years so I’m an awesome assistant.

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We assembled the bottom portion and then I arranged the first level using the enclosed diagram. Of course there were high winds throughout the process, averaging between 13 and 16 mph. But then wind is a part of life on the High Desert of Central Oregon.

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The sides went up followed by a cross section, each level building upon the last. We had no problems with the kit whatsoever. Each section was color coded, making assembly simple.

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A note about the ladders used. One was appropriate, one was my late mother’s. It’s the sketchiest ladder ever and no one has any business on it, least of all my 62 year-old husband. But he loves that ladder. So I held onto it for dear life during the wind gusts until he remembered he had a real ladder to use. We’re old now and sometimes the obvious escapes us. But you can see how the pattern emerges as more of structure goes up.IMG_0084 - Copy (2)

As you can see, a step ladder is now inside the dome, but I’m using it as a table of sorts. He tried to use it, but as a witch, a black belt, and his wife of 37 years, I have mad skills. Just a look. No words necessary. And in the picture to the right, he’s on the appropriate ladder.

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With the final piece in, we’re ready to begin the raised bed. We’ve opted to incorporate hugelkulture in our raised bed design. We did the same over in the apiary, and it’s supposed to help with moisture control. Hugel beds are used in dry climates as their structure soaks up water, holding it for future use by the plants. You can either dig down or begin at the top of the soil, but the idea is to lay wood down first, logs and sticks are great, logs in particular because they soak up and hold a lot of water. Then compost is added followed by soil. Compost can continue to be added throughout the growing season. Eventually, many hugel beds look rounded with plants growing everywhere. Jerry had heard about them and thought they were just the ticket for our dry desert home. Between the wind and the volcanic soil, we can water and then it’s dry again shortly thereafter. So it will be interesting to see how this raised bed design works.

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We began initially by creating an outer hugel bed around the edge of the dome using the same process in the picture to the left. We used logs and long sunflower stalks from last year’s garden as well as small branches. Then we watered it well, soaking all the wood debris, then covered it back up before beginning the dome assembly.

IMG_0203We raked back the soil around the inside perimeter of the dome, adding small logs, bark and other wood debris, watering it well. Next we added compost and soil that we prepared using top soil we had delivered from a company that usually has good top soil. Unfortunately this time around, it was full of rocks. So we won’t be buying any top soil from them anymore. It cost a fortune and the last time I actually got decent top soil.

After waterIMG_0225ing it all again the beds were completed and I began to plant. Eventually, the beans and peas will crawl up the netting on the outside of the dome. The tomatoes and peppers will flourish and the different varieties of lettuce will keep us in salad throughout the summer. Melons, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, radishes, onions, and spinach round out the veggies planted inside the dome.

Last but definitely not least is the center potato bed in the shape of a hive cell. 6 different varieties of potatoes are growing there and are already coming up. Everything else is coming up as well. One clematis I put in at the entrance isn’t doing as well as I would have liked but the other one is. It’s still alive though, so I’m hopeful. I have a honeysuckle I’ll put in next to it just in case. The grapes at the entrance are beginning to climb as the arbor and when my passion flower seeds arrive, I’ll plant a few at the entrance as well.

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So there you have it. I finally have a dome greenhouse. I’ve wanted one for years. The beans will grow up at least to the top and if my hops ever come up in the herb greenhouse they’ll go on the outside as well.

And then, in the evening, I’ll sit out there with a cup of tea, experiencing the sacred geometry felt inside a living dome, life growing all around me, the hum of the bees providing all the music I’ll ever need.

~Blessings!

 

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Witch Notes: At Loose Ends Edition

herbs 3I’ve completed my herb course with Sage Mountain. I’ve submitted the last assignments and exam and now I await the results. I feel pretty good about it, though. So, fingers crossed. A certificate in herbalism doesn’t exactly allow me to be a practicing herbalist, but I like that I completed the course because it helped me organize and extend what I already knew. I find as I get older, that it’s really more about the process than the goal anyway.

I have other projects on the table, but I always feel at loose ends when I complete a project as involved as Sage Mountain’s course. It’s like the energy for that work continues without me, looking for something to do. At least with herbs, my work is never ending. I’ll continue to formulate various herbal remedies to keep my rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission as well as others to keep my husband healthy. The end, in this case, is really just the beginning of more study.

Herbalism is an interesting thing. Throughout history, herbs have been the primary medicine for everyone and yet currently herbalists are discouraged from sharing that knowledge with others to avoid creating all sorts of legal headaches for themselves. Still, we have wonderful herbalists to learn from because for them, it’s a higher calling at work. At some point, we’ll find a way to blend herbs with allopathic medicine, preserving the integrity of both. But at this point, every herbalist must arrive at his or her own comfort level in terms of what they choose to share with others.

I think the biggest issue is that people don’t realize what they’re asking of a herbalist when they want to know what to do for one thing or another. In a medical situation, a clinical history would be taken before anything else happened. When a friend or a stranger asks, there is no clinical history possible and without that, a herbalist risks giving improper advice. At worst, the herbalist could inadvertently recommend a treatment which could be harmful and no one wants that. Herbalists have no medical malpractice insurance, so we’re basically on our own with what we know and choose to share. So, as much as many of us want to help others, we find ourselves in a weird place doing so. And I hate that because I love herbs so much and I know the power they have to heal. And I’m chatty, so there’s that.

herbsI’m redoing the garden, devoting the entire area to herbs. I can tuck vegetables anywhere and I’d love to grow as many herbs as I can myself. I’m adding a dome greenhouse and an apiary greenhouse, both with living covers in lieu of traditional greenhouse plastic. The bees will appreciate foraging for pollen in the small living greenhouse in their area and the 25-foot dome greenhouse will give me a place to grow veggies that can climb.

In past years, we’ve spent all of our time creating the spaces in which to grow. Now we can focus on specifics, improving the soil and focusing more on aesthetics. While we’re waiting for our outside mushrooms to grow, we’re slowly creating a permaculture bed to see how that works. And we await the arrival of the bees for our two new hives.

In the meantime, my herbs continue to grow in pots under Dominator XL LED lighting in the room I normally grow medicinal cannabis. I have a lettuce raft in there as well, growing lettuce, bok choy and fennel. I have to replant the kale because I used old seeds. I started early this year, so I’ll no doubt be re-potting some of it, but that’s okay. I’m just thrilled to be gardening again.

~Blessings!

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With the Standoff Over, Let the Gardening Begin!

nettleOh thank you Goddess, those people have left the Refuge. It was touch and go but they finally surrendered. The final holdout sounds so delusional that he’ll need heavy medication and evidently pizza to deal with what’s in store for him. I would suggest gluten-free pizza over the regular kind.

I listened to the broadcast last night and this morning. It gave an interesting window into decompensating personalities typically seen in mental institutions. I worked in one after graduating from college, so I’ve actually witnessed such things. My degree is in Psychology, so it seemed like the thing to do to work in a mental hospital. Given I’m a witch, I was most comfortable working the graveyard shift. Fun times.

I attempted to follow whatever logic they presented without judgment to see if there was any. But most of it seemed far too random to coalesce into anything rational, so I gave up after a point. Then the most amazing thing happened. Cliven was arrested at the airport upon landing in Portland. SWAT was there and arrested him when he de-planed. I didn’t know what effect this would have on the four remaining at the Refuge, but apparently it was fine. The young tech guy was the final holdout and it was hard to tell if he would use his ultimate remedy or surrender peacefully. He finally chose the latter and I breathed a sigh of relief. Then came the tears. I may live two hours away, but this has been difficult on all of us who live on the east side of the state. We’re just not used to these things happening around here.

Only the youngun was the final holdout and it was hard to tell if he would use his ultimate remedy or surrender peacefully. He finally chose the latter and I breathed a sigh of relief. Then came the tears. I may live two hours away, but this has been difficult on all of us who live on the east side of the state. We’re just not used to these things happening around here.

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is beautiful. The thought of Paiute artifacts and gravesites possibly being damaged makes me ill. And now law enforcement and others can sift through the damage with the respect these occupiers never bothered to show, their expression of entitlement now over.

I use the word entitlement deliberately because they never understood that the world didn’t revolve around them. They moved about freely which I found odd, even attending a community meeting at the local high school. I still don’t understand why they weren’t arrested that night at the meeting. The four remaining folks said they felt abandoned by the rest of them. They wanted some kind of a do-over and had all sorts of unrealistic demands and conditions or they wouldn’t surrender. They assumed that everyone would rally around their perspective but that didn’t happen.

The people who live there have worked diligently to create a balance in their area. It may not be perfect, but the conversation is ongoing, so for others who don’t live here to insert themselves this way makes no sense. Only time will tell if those involved can heal the wounds created by others who didn’t belong here in the first place. But resilience is part of life on the High Desert and I have faith that life will return to normal sooner than later.

And now that the standoff is over, I spent the afternoon out in the greenhouse, planting some seeds. Velda the Portland Zoo’s hedgehog has indicated that we’ll have an early Spring, and it was wonderful to feel the dirt again. I’m preparing an area by the pond around some nettle I planted last year for additional nettle seeds. It doesn’t seem to grow over here naturally, or at least it doesn’t grow on my property. I have a feeling it likes moist conditions and next to pond should be perfect. I use nettle regularly, both as an individual tincture and part of blends I create, so I’m thrilled to grow it myself for harvesting.

I’m excited for the growing season to begin. I’ve been inside too long. I have a room set up in the house to start some of my seeds indoors. I’ll also add some hydro units to start my kale, bok choi and broccoli. I’ll probably grow them inside this year to avoid the cabbage moths. I take every precaution under the sun and they still manage to lay eggs anyway.

The days are getting longer and the High Desert is showing signs of renewal. Let the gardening begin!

~ Blessed Be

 

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Garden Bindrunes

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Bindrunes are interesting. Runes are powerful sigils in their own right, and combining them together creates a synthesis or blending of each energy into a greater focus. I used Fehu, Uruz, Jera, Wunjo, and Ingwaz from the Elder Futhark to create a bindrune from a flowering plum branch I found to hang in the various garden areas I have. I also used a Harvest rune from a set of Witch Runes to inscribe on the back. The goal, of course, is increased abundance in the garden.

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Ingwaz begins the bindrune as the seed. Representing our genetic inheritance, Ingwaz creates fertile opportunity, expanding inner Earth IngwazElemental energies, promising a successful outcome in the garden. Its feminine expression resembles a DNA sequence written as an X on top of an X. In this expression, I chose the masculine version, a diamond shape, to frame the bindrune, preventing energy from draining away.

 

With it’s downward movement into manifestation, I next drew Uruz. As the rune of changes, Uruz is used to draw something positive into our lives, and uses strength from both Earth and Water Elemental energies to initiate growth.Uruz

 

Jera speeds growth as the rune of transformation and balance. An Earth Element rune, it invokes fertility and represents the cyclical nature of growth. Jera promotes positive change and prosperity. A wonderful rune for the garden. Jera

 

Fehu, drawn in the middle, as a sending rune, expands growth energy outward, circulating its abundant life force as it increases the effect of the surrounding runes. This Earth Element rune is perfect for the garden, providing both protection and stimulating growth.Fehu

 

Lastly, I drew Wunjo, another Earth Element rune, to create harmony between the other runes. As the Wish Rune, Wunjo governs the creation of bindrunes, bringing all energies into alignment as the final significator for fulfillment and success.Wunjo

 

And here’s the final result. Ingwaz, then Uruz, then Jera, then Fehu, and lastly, Wunjo. On the backside is the really cool Harvest Witch rune, which I love. A small hole will be drilled in each and hemp cord used to hang them in the garden areas. As the picture at the top shows, I consecrated them during last night’s New Moon. Good thing I bought a larger freezer, because it’s going to be an awesome year!

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~Blessed Be the Runes!