Beltane is approaching and I'm looking forward (weather permitting) to my first fire in the fire pit this year! I made my "bundles" yesterday, designed to be used in our "banishing/releasing" ritual at Beltane. These bundles are made with herbs wrapped in a cabbage leaf and tied with twine. The cabbage leaves are for luck and the herbs appropriate to releasing. This idea came from "my people" so I'm not sure of the cultural origin of this practice. I would be very interested to know, however, if this practice has ever found its way to you.
Thanks for all the comments on the tarot post recently. Several years ago i used to offer a learn the tarot correspondence course. I've long since misplaced the files and they are old school technology now anyway (doesn't take long!) I'm considering writing a new course, if time allows. With summer approaching and the tourist season along with it, I suspect I'll be working too much to have time for it until the Winter. But it would make a good Winter project. Is it possible to learn tarot this way? Yes - it matters less how you learn it, in person, from books, courses - because it is through much time and practice that one becomes a good reader. Anyway, let me know your thoughts on this idea.
I have added a lilac bush to my "green house." My thrifty way of buying all the plants one needs for a new garden is to buy one item a week. (ok, it may not technically SAVE money, but it frees up the cash flow.) Our local nursery is starting to look like it's getting ready to put up the open sign. I plan to expand the herb garden this year as well.
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The Bard has become a small town celeb, due to a small town publication and this has resulted in a lot of taunting from the locals. "Oh, look at you all famous!" etc. :) Still, it's cool and I sent my mother a copy as she enjoys having something to brag about. And so do I!
So off I go to start the day, a slow start accompanied by the sounds of the howling wind and pelting rain. And I leave you with this song, the inspiration of the title of this blog post. Have a good one!