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October’s Sunrise Beltane Tide

Here in Australia, the spring Maiden and the young Lord of the Bush clumsily tumble from the windy and heady heights of the Eastern Hill they roll down the hill in a rush and surprise into the Beltane paddock now littered with spent wattle, callistemon, grevillea and soft rich grass.

It is here they finally give into their Beltane desires. With the sap rising strong in the bush, and the birds and the bees, chirping and buzzing, Beltane is a time of rich sexuality. The earth pulses beneath them and their union, the land is transformed, across the top end the rivers, creeks and waterfalls flow, they also are transformed, He is King and She becomes Queen.

Now together, transformed and powerful they dance in the footsteps of their ancestors across the rainbow serpent tracks of the dreaming. They are magnificent and terrifying all at once; this union is full of passion and creativity, joy and inspiration, as they sway and swirl over this red earthed sunburnt country.

Together we will dance and weave our way around the rainbow serpent, connected by ribbons, and we will build energy, we will focus on transformation for ourselves, and for our precious land to be free of the current drought. Though a fire festival, we will be using our inner fire due to fire restrictions at this time of year.

My Dad’s Indigenous Glass Mosaics

DSC01908I put this together this week, this Video is dedicated with love to my Step Dad Nick Spitzmacher, the artist of these beautiful mosaics. This is one of his later creations, before he left this planet in 2013. Nick was a refugee to this country from the Ukraine, he loved this place and its teachings, I miss you deeply Dad xXx





Wintertime Reaping


We have experienced our rattling perennial August winds here at the farm for the last couple of weeks. At times it’s been difficult to be outside in it, especially as we have the William’s river all around us in almost a circle, it blows even harder.


I am always looking for opportunities from Nature, and this annual blustery event is perfect for harvesting.

This morning on my walk, I bent to reap a basketful of naturally fallen leaves. I gathered up some red river gum leaves to use for smudging and smoking ceremonies.


I will go back later when time is available and gather the fallen branches also for wand making.

Part of the path of my spirituality is always being aware of what’s laying around on the ground near you.

Make time when you can to get outside take a walk and see what Nature has gifted you on the Wintery winds.

Now is the time to harvest your native smudging leaves for the year ahead, take advantage of this time!


Maybe start making some fire wands from fallen branches and take the time to be creative and gift them to like minded friends or people in you coven for Litha – Summer Solstice (Christmas gifts).

You could use Natures Calendar to start the work at Spring Equinox (when the sun moves into the sign of Libra), charge them at the cross quarter holy day Beltane (when the sun is at 15 degrees Scorpio) and gift them at Litha – Summer Solstice (when the sun moves into the sign of Capricorn).

In my tradition we use the Fire Wand in the North, our totem is the Rainbow Serpent. Maybe you could incorporate a Serpent into your wand!

Happy Harvesting!