"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Monday, 30 July 2007

July full moon in Woodford

the full moon in the sign of Aquarius today. naming my moon down here for me...according to the information that I received at witches school a few weeks ago - it is the frost moon... but the past week I have been observing just what is happening in my neighbourhood and the first thing that comes to mind is the early flowering wattle which is blooming all through the bush right now... bringing sunshine on cold and cloudy days.. a brilliant burst of gold...

The winter flowering wattle is also blooming and the wattle birds are making a racket. with their kak, kak-kak call.. as they chase other birds away from the Scribbly bark eucalypt that is in white flower now & the magpies are starting to I am going to name this July moon -
"The WINTER-WATTLE MAGPIE MOON" because the yellow blooms of the wattle brighten up the green-grey of the bush, the call of the wattle bird tells me that spring is not far away and the magpies begin their breeding in July....the flowering plums are swelling in bud, the violets are in flower.. there is a slight hint spring although the day is still cold. If this July moon was at the beginning of July, I would probably call it "THE FROST MOON" or even "THE COLD STILL MOON"

time to put crystals out tonight to get their full moon boost. Last month every single crystal of mine went out and bathed in the moonlight so this full moon I am only putting a few out... my amethyst is going out because it is used constantly..placed under my bed to bring peace and calm to my soul as i sleep. The other one that is going out is the large smoky quartz cluster that sits in front of my computer screen to absorb negtivity from the internet... both will be cleaned today, smudged then placed outside overnight.

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


Blue said...

Interesting information about the wattle, what a lovely colour. I forgot the moon is coming up for full, I should set my chakra stones out to charge as well. I also use a quartz pyramid, and she is due for a moon bath!
Hope you are well, and happy dear Robyn!

S. said...

At the moment, I'm leaving a bowl of water out to catch the moon's light. The next 3 nights I will keep leaving it out.

And yes, I am further south than you, but the wattle is starting to shine along the creek banks. Beautiful, it warms my soul :)

Bimbimbie said...

I prefer your name Winter-Wattle Magpie Moon. Love it *!* I've just been outside talking to her, asking her to keep an eye on my pair of Magpie's they are raiding the coconut fibre lining of my hanging basket and I'd like to know where they are building their new nest, and where they are cuddled up together this evening. I've also noted a little loving going on between the rainbow lorikeets, again I prefer your choice of moon name because I don't want to see any further frosts cool their sweet
neckings *!*

Sheila said...

I love your description of spring approaching in your part of the world.
The yellow of the wattle is stunning, so cheering.
Amethyst is my birth stone and I love it. I love the idea of putting things into the moonlight to be 'recharged'.

Tracy said...

The flowering wattle is so bright & cheerful! A wonderful sight, I'm sure, on those cold winter days. :)

Sweetpea said...

Just after I asked you about the amethyst from the midsummer package you sent my mum the other day. Something told me to sleep with this near me, so I placed it under my pillows! xxx

Sweetpea said...

and it has stayed there since!

Anonymous said...

Love you descriptions of your weather. Those are great pictures. Unfortunately I could not see the full moon last night as it was too cloudy. Love Hugs and Blessings

Tinker said...

The wattle is beautiful - and so is this post.
I'm not sure if it's truly related or not, but the wattle looks a lot like our Scottish broom when it's blooming.
The full moon has been looking very mysterious here, as we've had a lot of high clouds at night, and it looks rather eerily beautiful as the clouds swirl about it. XOXO

judie said...

Your winter sounds beautiful, Robyn.

LisaOceandreamer said...

You paint a beautiful picture of winter in your homeland.

Gemma said...

While you have a Wattle Moon ours is called a ThunderMoon....It must be because of these summer Thunderstorms. Robyn...How is your Mum???

A bird in the hand said...

I saw that moon last night, big and orange. I have a terrific view of it from where I sit in the evening and I wave to it every night...


Kai said...

I love the name, winter wattle magpie moon..
I used to count them:
One is for sorrow, two for joy..
three for a girl, four for a boy..
five for silver, six for gold..
seven for a secret..never to be told.
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss,
ten's a sign for someone, you miss..
Eleven is a full moon shining bright.
Twelve brings the Goddess of love and delight.

and so
We used to sit in the meadow and sing the song of magpies..and they'd come..
PEace and lore, Kai xx