Full Moon in Sagittarius 2018


As we approach the full moon which is full at 12.21am in Sagittarius in the morning, my day has been full of parrots and their sounds, the talkers of the bush. They are the full moon totem I will be working with this month, as they are who have showed up for me, birds are the messengers of spirit, so in turn here is the message.

Sagittarius is about the throat, and how we express ourselves in our physical body and to pair up with parrot I pulled the Devil Tarot card.


A sign to really learn to speak your truth, how important it is to raise our awareness and speak from our hearts, to express our real needs, and be our authentic selves without the restraints (the devil card) of fear.

Time to really break through, to find the courage, and determination with (Pan’s) Saturn’s support.


At a higher level also consider your self-talk, to become aware of what we also say to ourselves, is it positive or negative? Work on that, so that you can turn around any criticism of self. You are and we all are, perfectly imperfect.

You may also work with the gemstone sodalite which assists opening the throat and heals and filters your choice of words.
A crow has been cawing also all day in the background, as I am writing its intensifying so I will also bring in her energy to assist with the change that she supports so well.

Under the light of this beautiful Bahloo wisdom moon that hangs in the sky supporting both Nungeena Tya Mother Earth and Uri Mother Sun.

The Father Moon circles around and is the consort and protector between both of our Mothers.

Father Moon shares his valuable lesson, reflecting back to us the lessons needed here on our teaching place Nungeena Tya.

In my teachings I have learned that my country is Wiradjuri here in New South Wales, the state in which I live, in this nation’s language Mother Earth is Nungeena Tya. The Sun is known as Mother Sun and is Uri, and the Father Moon is Bahloo.

Deep blessings to you on this Full Moon as He Waxes till just after midnight, bringing the light of His wisdom that has shone on all our ancestors past and present.


Bowerbird Dreaming


The most beautiful sounds are coming from the other side of my office window this morning and through yesterday’s afternoon, a female Bowerbird has decided to build a nest right there, feeling very blessed with her presence and the timely message from the spirit world.

One thing is for sure when you truly tune in and work with the totemism of this continent here in Australia, its natural spirituality, you are always shown clearly with the notice that you need to face either what is right in front of you, or what is just ahead, I am always amazed at just how accurate this system is.

For quarter of a decade now I have been attuned to totemism, reading the flora and the fauna of this unique teaching place, and the story she tells, each plant, animal, insect, reptile all hold a place of presence in my heart.

Here there is an intimate relationship between my observances and the first peoples rituals, their modes of thoughts and customs, for here lies the essence of Australia’s folklore and fairy story. The “unconscious” impulses, ideas and thoughts which do not permeate into the consciousness of our modern world.

So your arrival dear new friend has me discovering more and more about you, how though you may visit a few pretty shiney bowers you actually are a loner a solitaire if you like, building your own nest, and doing so with great care. A bit like myself you are an independant female. Your lesson is very clear that we can become a shiny being on our own, in the safety of a nest we have built with our own two talons.

The Indigenous people called you the “Ghost Bird”, I think that is more about spirit than ghosts probably misinterpreted by scholars , as you are also known to bring the bones of ancestors into your nest. You are methodical and creative with what you bring into your nest, showing us that we too need to be careful about what we bring into our lives, take our time, build slowly.

As I observe you I see that you are intelligent, cautious and shy as you build your nest, yet you sing and mimic the sound of those around you, there is so much joy as you create and sing in your hidden little world here in the bush

What a gift you bring me today, thank you female bower!


Kookaburra Dreaming


A Series of photos taken this morning here at the farm of a Female Laughing Kookaburra. I noticed that she appears to have quite yellowed feet. I feed a family of 7 Kookaburras here every day, I feed them grated mozzarella cheese and they love it, it’s also very good for their bones and feather production, as it helps build their calcium. I only feed them on sunset, and some days they dont come in, and so like this morning they are having the leftovers from yesterday.


The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and unique voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.


Usually the Male of this breed have  a more blue colour on the wings, whereas the female as in these shots shows a whitish light blue.


The Laughing Kookaburra’s range overlaps that of the Blue-winged Kookaburra, Dacelo leachii, in eastern Queensland. The call of the Blue-winged Kookaburra is coarser than that of the Laughing Kookaburra, and ends somewhat abruptly. The Blue-winged Kookaburra lacks the brown eye-stripe, has a blue tail and a large amount of blue in the wing, and has a pale eye.


Laughing Kookaburras are found throughout eastern Australia. They have been introduced to Tasmania, the extreme south-west of Western Australia, and New Zealand. Replaced by the Blue-winged Kookaburra in central northern and north-western Australia, with some overlap in Queensland, although this species is more coastal.


Laughing Kookaburras feed mostly on insects, worms and crustaceans, although small snakes, mammals, frogs and birds may also be eaten. Prey is seized by pouncing from a suitable perch. Small prey is eaten whole, but larger prey is killed by bashing it against the ground or tree branch. They also do this with their cheese.


Laughing Kookaburras are believed to pair for life. The nest is a bare chamber in a naturally occurring tree hollow or in a burrow excavated in an arboreal (tree-dwelling) termite mound. Both sexes share the incubation duties and both care for the young. Other Laughing Kookaburras, usually offspring of the previous one to two years, act as ‘helpers’ during the breeding season. Every bird in the group shares all parenting duties.


Laughing Kookaburras often become quite tame around humans and will readily accept scraps of meat. This ‘pre-processed’ food is still beaten against a perch before swallowing.


From the first day I set foot on this farm I started my relationship with the Alpha Male that lives here, I called him Charlie, when he swooped to grab some of my sandwich I had thrown to a butcher bird. I think he was letting me know he was to be fed. If of an afternoon I forget he comes to the tree outside my office and calls to me as a reminder, once he flies in for his meal, in a hanging terracotta feeder, the rest fly in and eat from below him, we have definitely bonded, and I often pat him as he eats.

Morning Gift


Native Callistemon – Bottlebrush – belonging to the Myrtaceae family.

Morning light captures the beauty of the callistemon flower needles with dew drops. These flowers when added to water mildly sweeten the water, and are a lovely natural energy boost from Nature, good simple bush tucker. You can also simply suck on the flowers as well. Commonly known as the bottlebrush plant as the flowers resemble the brushes used to clean out baby bottles and other bottles. These native shrubs come in a variety of colours and sizes and are closely related to paperbark melaleucas, which also have ‘bottlebrush’ shaped flower spikes. Often used throughout Australia as plantings on nature strips in suburban streetscapes as this plant is hardy, drought tolerant, and produces a wonderful show of flowers  in Summer and Autumn, so two shows of flowers a year. This is a species that also survives fire and puts out even a more vigorous growth, after fires and heavy pruning. A favourite with many gardeners

© Astarté Earthwise

Dedicated to a special Man who has bought much sweetness to my life 🙂