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


Thursday, 25 June 2009

the Gypsy Caravan and other magickal things

this afternoon, dutch husband and myself are off to the Gypsy caravan for a long weekend. Once again, I cannot wait.. I am like a child looking forward to Christmas... I want to sit beside the water with dutch husband, enjoying early morning breakfast. I want to snuggle while watching movies and eating popcorn... and this time I plan on taking a long walk along the beach, gathering flotsam and jetsom. I want to make myself a pentagram from my gatherings, to hang on the door of the beach house (otherwise boringly known as the annexe) connected to the van. I want to weave vines, driftwood and shells whispering a magickal chant as I weave.. weaving blessings and love into that wreath.. adding my energies as I chant......I also want to paint some cement pots to put in the little brick courtyard (otherwise boringly known as 'paved area outside door')... in these cement pots, I will plant bright geraniums...

because you see, on the New Moon I discovered that Geranium is my totem flower or one of my plant allies.. as I sat in my garden, the geranium spoke to me... not in human voice but in my soul. When I touched it, my hands tingled, I felt an exchange of energy.. and it was then I realised that my great grandmother Laura from Cornwall.. had guided me to that plant. I think come this Full Moon, when I do the Earth Healing ritual, I will also make a flower essence from the geranium.. because: The faeries and elves of this flower awaken a sense of happiness and stir the heart chakra. In most geranium beds will be found an elf who oversees the entire area. The faeries of this flower strengthen and vitalize the aura. They can also show you where you may be missing opportunities for happiness.

16 comments:

Deedee said...

The beautiful colors of geraniums always awaken happiness in my heart chakra, for sure! Enjoy the gypsy caravan my dear!

Grammy said...

I hope you have an awesome time. Sounds like fun.
Many blessing sent your way today.

Kavindra said...

Have a lovely trip.

It's funny, I don't usually prefer geraniums, but just the other day I felt drawn to buy some for our porch. I love knowing they are associated with the heart chakra!

Mel said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time....

I have some photographic evidence of much Midsummer frivolity that I shall be posting on our photo blog later today...I thought of you when I discovered them!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Angela said...

Beautiful. I want to follow your full moon ritual. Can you notify me at gailnolan2002@yahoo.com. Couldn't e-mail through your profile due to computer issues. Thanks!

Imogen said...

Dear Miss R,

I have just discovered your blogs (by checking out who else has listed "Cornwall" among their interests) and am blown away by your writing, by your ideas and they way you express them, and above all by you beautiful and painful honesty as you write of the death of your dear friend.

The internet is an amazing thing, to provide the means for me, witch and would-be healer, striver, gardener, artist, writer, dreamer, sitting in my employer's office in West London eating toast and mackerel paté in my lunch break, to learn of you, hedge-witch, gardener, writer, dreamer and I cannot say what else, mourning and creating and growing and blessing your world, so far away on the other side of mother earth!

Go well, and may your gypsy caravan trip be a good one.

Blessed be

Imogen.

peppylady said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip. Your plans sound heavenly.

I know you blog a few times about meal you where cooking.
I was wondering sometime when you got back you could post what you eat or drink.
Are you total organic?

Coffee is on.

Kathryn Knoll said...

And we will be with you in of of this, because we are a Sisterhood!

marjean said...

Beautiful post. Enjoy your weekend.

Fire Byrd said...

So that explains why i like them so much!
have a peaceful and productive weekend.
xx

Wendy said...

Enjoy your vacation. Sounds heavenly! Especially walking the beach.
I have geraniums in my garden. Looking forward to the full moon ritual too.

Suzie said...

I know you are back now Robyn :)
It sounds like a little piece of heaven...

I love geranium essential oil - it's one of my favourites to burn.

I wanted to let you know I have a new blog - well nearly, starting the 1st, but you can have a sneak peek :)

xx

Pam said...

Robyn how sweet about the Geranium being your totem flower, and how relaxing your Gypsy caravan must be! I think deep crimson roses must be my totem flower. I am craving them, their presence, their fragrance...to heal and soothe.Hope you had lots of fun. xx

Genie Sea said...

Coming here is like stepping into a Faerie Queendom. Restful, magickal, exciting. :)

I hope you have a lovely time :) Happy travels :)

Bimbimbie said...

Just flying in to say hello Robyn *!*

Serena said...

have a wonderful time at the gypsy caravan, robyn. i love your idea of weaving a pentagram from your earth findings. :)