It’s already June and the Season of Beltane has been unusually hot and dry. Our spring project of extending a perennial bed in the unusual heat has seen us already having to water. Though it is worth it to have the extra fragrance in the garden.
We’ve just been blessed by a welcome rain storm that soaked our lands with much-needed rains. There is something magical in the interplay of dark storm clouds and sun. A temporary reprieve brings out brilliant sun to light up the glistening drops in the forest around our home beckoning us outside. As I step outside the cool wind blows a cascade of water from the trees and carries with it the healing scent of spring green foliage, new roses, honeysuckle, peonies and iris. Nature’s aromatherapy. There is something about the scents of the seasons that go beyond associated memories. The scents of nature are their own language to our souls. Spring brings forth sensuality, peace and healing to the heart and while lifting the mind to generate a sense of well-being.
As I inhale all of the beautiful fragrances on the breeze, I open myself up to all of the healing the Goddess has made available to us. I feel such gratitude for this soul connection to nature that heals, nurtures and guides me. Natures aromatherapy signals a shift in the rhythm of life and informs the activities we pursue and the types of magic we engage whether it be the sowing, growing and reaping of medicinal herbs, flowers and crops, to engagement with the fey, the God/dess force we connect with or the magic we weave-the observation and guidance of the seasons are as important now as they’ve ever been, especially in this fast paced socially synthetic world and I feel this witch would be lost without them.
May the Season of Bel continue to bless you and yours!