Snowdrop {January Flower}

COMMON NAME:   Snowdrop GENUS:   Galanthus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: G. nivalis  "Atkinsil"-blooms very early; large flowers. G.n. "Flore Pleno"-double flowers. G.n. "Lutescens"-yellow markings. G.n. "Simplex"-single flowers. G.n. "S. Arnott"-taller with fragrant large flowers. FAMILY:   Amaryllidaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE:  Perennial DESCRIPTION:  Snowdrops are tiny, growing only to a height of 3 to 4 inches. … Continue reading Snowdrop {January Flower}

Inner Awakenings, Deep Reflections, and Contentment

I have always found it fascinating that the month of January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of beginnings, who was always depicted with two faces: one looking towards the past and one looking towards the future. This notion of "new beginnings" is what gives rise to our custom of making a … Continue reading Inner Awakenings, Deep Reflections, and Contentment

Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Appreciate a Dragon Day! Date When Celebrated: Always January 16 All of us, young and not so young, can appreciate dragons. You'll find good and bad dragons in legends, folklore, children's books, songs, and top movies. According to Donita K. Paul, the creator of this special day, you are encouraged to learn and explore the … Continue reading Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Birch Essential Oil

Birch essential oil, also known as sweet birch oil, is rich in methyl salicylates and has a long history of use for sore and fatigued muscles. The familiar, soothing aroma of birch oil is reminiscent of the inside of a doctor’s bag on the day of house calls. This therapeutically wide-spectrum stimulating and cleansing oil … Continue reading Birch Essential Oil

That Magical Tree {January 2017}

Birch  -   Beith Ogham letter B         Ruler of the 1st Lunar Month 24th December - 20th January Powers:        Purification,     A Guardian of New Beginnings, Bringer of Hope,         Channeler of Emotion,               Protection.     The Druid tree symbol for the Bards - ‘The Goddess Tree’ - ‘The Lady of the Woods’,  the Birch tree, Betula Pendula … Continue reading That Magical Tree {January 2017}

That Magical Moon

Each of the full moons has its own particular energy pattern and strength, and because of the time of year is suitable for different magical workings and meditations.That said - each and every full moon holds power and wonder - and for magic, is a time of celebration. The Full Moon after Yule or the … Continue reading That Magical Moon