If a leaf is big enough it can be used to write wishes and petitions on that can be sent away on the winds, buried in the earth, dropped into running water or burnt in the fire.
The offspring of plants and trees and each one has the potential for new beginnings…
If you are out and about and you find seeds on the ground do collect one or two but leave some for Mother Nature to do her thing. However, if there are plenty then they can be really useful in spell work.
The hedgerows are full to bursting with berries at this time of year. Blackberries you can eat straight from the bush (but not if you are near a main road, probably best to avoid those ones), elderberries can be made into syrups, cordials and of course…wine. And hawthorn berries are excellent to work magic with.
For me, it is about connecting to the land around you. I don’t live in a tumble-down cottage in the middle of the woods (seriously none of the takeaways deliver…), I do in fact live on the edge of a city. But the land around me and beneath my feet is ancient. It has a house on now (obviously) and had dwellings on it before, going back for a very long time. And the land holds those memories. There is not only the element of earth beneath our feet but also the history of our ancestors.
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