Autumn Equinox

While I was setting up for my ritual in my back garden I saw a flash of pink under the elder tree. To my delight it was the cyclamen I had planted in the spring, which is unseasonably flowering.
This is a good sign as I am currently pregnant and regular readers will know that I suffered a miscarriage two years ago. I thought I had killed the cyclamen off because I didn’t water it enough. However, it may just die off naturally – I know little about gardening. The other good thing about it is that I bought a white variety, instead of the pink I wanted as that was all the garden centre had. It’s flowered pink.

I did the ritual as normal and I asked my ancestors, my gods and the gods of my ancestors for a natural birth, as well as thanking them for getting this far and that my baby has been measured and is in the normal range for development.

To celebrate the Autumn Equinox I usually go berry-picking. However, I recently filled the remaining space in the freezer with elderberries for a cough and cold syrup called Elder Rob, as well as having blackberries from last year, so hubby not unreasonably put his foot down and said that we’re not putting anything else in the freezer. So I picked the odd blackberry and some elderberries to eat in the woods and talked to my tribal tree.

I also reviewed the tenets of my faith and while I didn’t delete any I added a new one. I will post these next time for people to digest.



  1. elfkat said,

    September 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    cyclamen are bulbs so they behave as all bulbs do and go dormant for a bit

  2. quercusrobur said,

    September 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks elfkat – we often get Spring plants flowering in the Autumn in Britain if there’s unseasonable weather and they think it’s Spring. Cyclamen’s the only Spring plant I currently have (I have Knapweed, but that’s late Spring) and under the Elder tree is dry and clay, which is a difficult combination

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