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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.

Sunday’s Blessings

Did you hear the droplets fall from the mighty gum trees this morning, did you witness the liquid glistening as the Eastern Sun rose and made magical lights in the pine trees to put any Christmas tree to shame. Did the soles of your feet crunch through the frost covered lawns, and leave tracks behind like an ancestor explorer. Did you listen to the Magpie’s greeting to the new day as the Eagle’s strength flapped above you on large feathered wings? Did the discarded branches, shaken loose under a new moons blanketed sky, make you dance around them on your path this morning? Did you disturb the small heard of deer as your feet scrunched through the layer of brown gum leaves, as you headed down the hill, and did you walk towards the rising sun known as Uri, and wish her a blessed day, and peace and joy to humanity, as the moments of sunrise, give all a chance of a new beginning, new thoughts, and a new day, deepest Autumn Blessings on yours.



I initiated my Tuesday by watering under the moonlight, attended by my feathered friends with the big clacking beaks, the kookaburras. They see so well and like me, they are the first ones around, way before sunrise. Their laughter keeps me company in the magick stillness before dawn, these in-between times are full of activity, seen and felt by the senses.

As the streaky clouds in the east are painted exquisite pinks and golds by Natures pallet, Uri sends her rays before her, creating the light of a new day above the horizon, like the fanfare before her arrival.

I head with my dog into a paddock and down to the dam so he can have his morning swim, and ease his old arthritic bones for a few moments suspended by the weightlessness of his dear friend the water.

Movement on the periphery of my sight captures to my delight a kangaroo joey, by another dam in the adjacent paddock below me, then more movement and three more are revealed, before me now is two joeys and two adults, sadly the protective attitude of the cows chase them on.

And then as splendid as the morning a single bird ascends from the dam below me and takes flight. It is a majestic wedge tail eagle and as if in slow motion, this bird arises like the phoenix spreads his wings and makes his way across the paddock above the kangaroos and into a lower paddock. He circles, skims and dives into another deep cut dam and is hidden yet again.

I turn and head for home, images etched delightfully in my mind, snapshots of joy, remind me of the blessings and gratefulness I feel deep within. For as long as I can remember the essence of my being has had the deepest longing to be able live with Nature, and I am so deeply thankful for being able to live my dream.