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


Wednesday, 3 October 2007

scrap bag post ~ moon magick and my adventures among other things....

"the village witch was an herbalist, spell-caster, interpreter of dreams, healer, midwife and psychologist. In times where there were no or very few skilled doctors, she was the people’s only resource against injury and disease"

On the weekend, Joe and I went for a lovely ride, in the Spring sunshine, or so we thought. The wind whipped up as we rode through the mountain and at times, I felt like Mary Poppins, if I had an umbrella, I would have been flying off into the wild blue yonder! The weather stayed sunny but it was freezing! Thank heavens i had my thick leggings on and my leather jacket!


We rode over the ranges and into Lithgow and decided to take a detour to a famous lookout - Hassan's Walls. The most amazing view.

I was walking around looking for a nature object, for my altar and found alot of Old Man's beard growing on a bush, which I gathered to make my very own smudging herbs. This is something I was told about when I had my Dreaming treatment (I am still sorting out the post explaining it.. will do soon, I promise)

I wanted Joe to take a photo of me sitting on the edge.. after I got settled, the wind whipped up to a gale and I was sitting feeling very insecure...Old Man's beard grasped in one hand and trying to hang on to the rock with the other.

Been busy in my garden the past few days too - beetroot is in, my potatoes are up & I am just about ready to put my beans in - I planted some thyme in my sacred space for the faeries:~ Thyme is associated with fairies. Wearing a sprig of wild thyme, or essential oil of thyme, is said to help one to see fairies. If you place springs of thyme on your closed eyes and sleep upon a fairy mound, will supposedly guarantee your seeing fairies. Dried, powdered thyme, sprinkled on doorsteps and window sills, is an invitation to the fae into your home. Wild thyme, gathered from the side of a fairy mound, is especially potent for use in fairy magic.

The Moon is in her waning phase now ~ Waning Moon Magick:
From three-and-a- half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity

...oh and before I forget, if you want a post card from the Blue Mountains... just mention it here - I have two more left!

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

22 comments:

Gemma said...

Robyn you've been living on the edge!!! Nice pictures. Au.looks so beautiful. Interesting about the Thyme sprigs...I'm going to plant some in my kitchen window. Maybe we can both find some fairies!:-)

lila said...

You are such an amazing gardener!
I'm interested that you are doing the bike with your hubby. We are having "bikes, Blues and BBQ" in our town this weekend. About 50,000 bikers showed up last year.
I am trying to be "open" to this event...HA!

Ninnie said...

Looks like you were having a grand time. Tysdragonfly and bf went to a bike fest last weekend. Had a ball. Love the info on Thyme. Love Hugs and Blessings

Julie Marie said...

OK, I'll take a Blue Mountain PC! You have my address.

So cool to see you there in your element, all windblown and lovely!

Yeah, I know, I promised not to comment. Stopping here.

Julie

A bird in the hand said...

The pics haven't downloaded yet so I haven't seen them yet. I just wanted to say I'm fascinated with the thyme info and yes, I'm going to get some and sprinkle it.... I wish I'd known these things when I was little and searching and searching in vain for fairies in the woods.

Much love to you. xoxoxo

Krissie said...

oh that view is so wonderful and that blue sky! I can say though that we are enjoying some blue skies here too today - and what a diff it makes to everyones mood!! Thanks for sharing the photos! am going to take your advice re: blogging times.

Leanne said...

wow Robyn, what fabulous pics, and views! stunning!!

Leanne x

Tracy said...

Nice picture of you, Robyn! You look very chic. :)

Laura Stamps said...

What wonderful photos of you...you are GORGEOUS!!!

Much love to you and many faery xoxo!!!

tinker said...

The view looks gorgeous, and so do you! Glad you didn't blow away, since you didn't have your umbrella. I have a couple of different varieties of Thyme growing - one culinary, and the other is a dwarf spreading variety called Elfin Thyme...
Glad you had a fun time~XOXO

LZ Blogger said...

Oh... how I loved the Blue Mountains area of your country. Especially the Three Sisters and the Rainforest. ~ jb///

Peggy said...

What a awesome view! Hope to get your package in the post tomorrow. I am so behind on so many things. I need a clone!

amelia said...

Such amazing scenery and you look stunning!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

You look great in the photo Robyn.
What a view!!! Those mountains are breathtaking.
xo
Blue

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Robyn I can just imagine the wind blowing you about - brilliant view and you look lovely even if you are hanging onto that rock lol *!* I'll look out for some Thyme this weekend at the markets.

Carmen said...

Great pictures!!!
You look awesome!
A babe!!!

AnnieElf said...

Hi ?robyn. Dropping in again to find a wonderful treat. You look so pretty and fresh and free on that overlook. What a nice day you had. I LOVE the wind.

sorrow11 said...

Love the Og Mandino Quote...How was the view from the edge?

judie said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been scared to death to sit so close to that edge. I got nervous looking at the picture. But what a view!!! Wow......

Monique said...

Hi,
I'm back, after a lot of work and being busy.
My blogger log isn't online anymore. It just was too much work. I only have my personal site now and that works ok !!
I hope you've been ok since we last wrote.
Have a great weekend

love from The Netherlands

motherwintermoon said...

Beautiful! You look lovely perched on your rock. I enjoyed the scenery and the tour.

Looking forward to your Dreaming treatment post.

Best Blessings always, MW (=^;^=)

Sweetpea said...

It looks just fabulous where you were. In a way quite similar to some places near home yet so different at the same time! xxx