Category Archives: plant allies

Magnolia Magic

The magnolia is one of four primary trees on the property of my home.

There are also two Brother Pines, a Father Oak, the 11 Sisters a.k.a. Tulip Poplars and then Mother Magnolia.

I turn to the magnolia when I am in need of comfort and mothering.

Her correspondences are dignity, spirituality, peace and endurance and she shares these energies with me freely.

This morning I went out into the yard and found a fallen leaf. The leaves naturally curl into a boat shape and are a perfect vessel for sending messages. I’ve been in a heightened state of anxiety for over two years now but this morning felt even more so.

So I fixed myself a cup of herbal tea. This divine feminine blend from my friend Val’s shop is especially comforting and nourishing. As I sipped, I wrote my concern on the leaf and then sprinkled the used herbs onto the leaf

I took the petition boat and headed out to the back of our property where a spring creek runs and along the way I found tulip poplar blooms that had dropped from the sisters. I picked one up and placed it in the boat as an additional offering and then walked to the waters edge.

I offered the boat to the spirit of the creek and said a prayer to Brigid asking that my anxiety be taken away and replaced with peace.

Then I gently pitched it into the water. I considered it a good omen that it did not capsize but landed upright and started to float away.

And as I watched it drift downstream, I felt just a little bit more at ease.

I think naming and releasing fears is such a vital part of overcoming them.

May you have peace today and every day.

Bright blessings.

Sunflower Solidarity

Sunflower Solidarity

@bakercreekseeds raised 1.6 million for Ukraine relief during a weekend sale a few weeks ago!

I’ll be starting the seeds I purchased from them on the Equinox and they’ll go into my garden right before the full moon in April.

My bedtime bibliomancy fell open to this poem by Mary Oliver last night. A lovely bit of synchronicity. Perhaps I’ll read it aloud to the seeds as I sow in them in their little egg carton starter pods 💚

What seeds are you sowing this season?

Bright blessings

Plant Allies

💚Plant Allies

I was listening to the most recent podcast of @woodspell.apothecary with @theolivetreesandthemoon and their conversations regarding plant allies. And the importance of just sitting with a plant and listening to what wisdom and medicine they have to share.

After the episode ended, I laid there in bed with this awful hacking, cough that had been lingering for days from Covid.

And I tried to get quiet and still and listen to my guides. What plant ally do I have that can help with this?

Then I remembered I had made a violet and oregano tincture two years ago. So, I got up out of my warm bed. Went downstairs, pit a teaspoon in a couple of ounces of warm water. Knocked it back. Coughing stopped!!!! Yay plant allies!

Moral of the story

Listen to your guides

Listen to your body

Listen to your plant allies

Bright blessings