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Foraging, Trees

Rowan Berry Garlands

There is a lot about this year that has been anything but ordinary, from record temperatures, severe lack of rainfall, and now the early arrival of many fruits including the beautiful berries of the Rowan tree.

The vibrant orangey-red berries always seem to call to me and for the last few years it has become a tradition to gather the ripe berries and string them into garlands that decorate our home and altar space.

Ancient Tradition

Making and hanging Rowan berry garlands around the home is an ancient tradition, believed to protect the space and invite good luck. Berries are gathered and garlands made as we head towards the Autumn months, crossing the threshold to the darker half of the year. Once dried, the garlands keep for years, bringing a rich pop of colour and magick to the home.

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Botanicals, Life

Wild Fen in Print!

Sunflower Journal is an eco-friendly, independent print magazine that celebrates seasonal living and nature. Printed with vegetable inks on recycled paper, its pages are filled with a delicious mix of recipes, rituals, crafts and self care tips for each season.

It has become a seasonal self care ritual for me to sit and savour this beautiful publication, page by page.

You can imagine our excitement to have been asked to contribute an article for the most recent Lammas edition of the magazine about the ancient art of smoke cleansing, you can see a sneak peak below!

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Wheel of the Year

The Magick of Lammas

Lammas (also known as Lughnasadh) marks the height of Summer and falls between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumn Equinox (Mabon) each year. The festival is typically celebrated on the 1st/2nd August, but the energy of this period can be felt from mid-July to mid-August.

Traditionally Lammas marked the beginning of the harvest. Corn, Wheat and other grains have reached maturity and stand golden in the fields awaiting their harvest. Seeds and fruits are ripening. This is a time of abundance, gathering and taking stock of the year thus far.

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Life

Sustainability, Ethics and Plastic Free July

Plastic free July is a global movement that aims to raise awareness and encourage the reduction of single use plastic. It felt like a good time for us to review and share our own sustainability and ethical commitments with you.

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Botanicals

Midsummer Smoulder Sticks

The Summer Solstice has long been believed to be the most potent time of the year to gather herbs, that are filled with vibrant Midsummer energy. This time can also be wonderful for crafting herbal remedies or tying herbs up to dry and store for the months ahead.

It has become a tradition for us to gather herbs around this time to dry for our Incense Blends or weave into our Smoulder sticks.

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Trees

The Magick of Beech

The majestic Beech tree is a joy to witness at any time of year. In Autumn she stands ablaze with her fiery orange crown, cloaking the forest floor beneath her with smooth, rusty leaves. Winter is a time to admire her smooth, grey bark before she unfurls her heart nurturing, protective green canopy in the Spring.

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Wheel of the Year

Litha

Litha, the festival celebrated at the Summer Solstice marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. Light reaches its peak. The days stretch long and this can feel both productive and/or overwhelming depending on how nourished we are feeling at this time.

This year, the Summer Solstice falls on Tuesday 21st June, so this weekend is a good time to make space for some rituals to connect with your self and the earth and fill up your well, if only for a short but mindful time.

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Wild Jewellery

Forest Pendant Collection part 1

We have had some lovely responses to our upcoming Forest Pendant Collection and wanted to share a bit more about the woods that we have chosen and their energetic properties. This is the first half of the collection that will be in store from Monday.

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