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Archive for June, 2012

I’ve Got A Fever(few)

• Jun 28th, 2012 • Category: health, herbs, magic

I can’t help it. Every time I work with Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium, I think of this song made famous by Peggy Lee. Whether I’m weeding around it, harvesting, or just talking with it, the compelling beat and lyrics run through my head. The common name, Feverfew, is (according to Maud Grieve) a corruption of “Febrifuge”, […]



On Spirit Guides

• Jun 21st, 2012 • Category: magic, Musings

Everyone has at least one spirit guide, whether you know they’re there or not. You may call them guardian angels. I call them family and friends. If you pay attention, you may notice that some come and go … they’re only with you for a specific reason and once you’ve learned whatever it is they […]



Summer Solstice 2012

• Jun 18th, 2012 • Category: magic, Musings

Summer “officially” begins this Wednesday, 20 June at 7:09pm EDT. I know all sorts of witches getting ready for rituals and the like, but not me. First, I actually welcomed summer about a week ago. My clue that it’s summer in my small part of the world is when the fireflies finally start twinkling in […]



Follow Friday

• Jun 15th, 2012 • Category: Musings

Borrowing a phrase from Twitter, here. I follow a lot of blogs. I mean, a lot. Over 40 at last count. (That’s a lot to me.) I’m quite thankful for a reader that pulls them into one place via an RSS feed. Otherwise, I’d probably miss one or two or ten, given my screwy schedule. […]



It’s All Very Clary to Me

• Jun 7th, 2012 • Category: health, herbs, magic

Bad play on words, I know. Count yourself lucky I didn’t sing, “I can see clarly now …”. Clary Sage Salvia sclarea is quickly becoming one of my favorite plants. (Shh. Don’t tell the others.) I’ve got two beds of it started in the garden in the hopes that I’ll get enough leaves to make […]



Scorpion Medicine

• Jun 4th, 2012 • Category: herbs, magic, Musings

I was stung by a scorpion somewhere around midnight Saturday in my bed. No, not the huge suckers you see in the desert … we have little ones that are called “wood scorpions” around here because that’s where they live – trees, woodpiles – all of which are around our house.  They and brown recluse […]