Hello and Merry Meet!

I thought it might be a good idea to at least start with an introduction discussion.

Lark, I wanted to say I love the way you have described what a Hedgewitch is. Beautiful words.

I am called Wild Juniper. I will always be a student. There is so much I have learned and yet to learn. I am learning more and more to trust my instincts. I have been following my path (with a few detours through the years) since about 2001. My gardening skills could use some work, but I am a lover of nature. I am an avid reader as well.

I realize that I am starting an introduction thread, and yet, I am not the best at making my own. I hope to get to know each of you better!

Many bright blessings to you!

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Greetings and Merry Meet.
My name is Sage Wolfe, I hail from Newfoundland. I am a Hellenic pagan, who researches many paths including kitchen witch practices and divination . I tend to follow my instincts in many things in my life. I love hiking and walking outdoors in almost any type of weather. I don't really garden just a couple flower pots as I am still an apartment dweller. I love to read and cook. I also scrapbook. I play guitar and the harmonica not well, yet anyway.

I hope to meet more people on the site and countine to enrich my life and faith.

Blessed Be

Hail Sage Wolfe,

Funny thing... I had a dog named Sage, and his puppy that I have now is named Faelan (Little Wolf). I think Sage Wolfe is a great name.

I too love going out in just about any type of weather (except hurricanes). Although right now, we have to be careful of the mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.

The soil here is really not conducive to most plants, it is basically red clay. So I have a lot of potted plants myself. Texas sun is not good for plants, it's scorching. I am learning how much sun the plants need as I go. Experimentation. I know that people could tell me, but I won't really understand as much until I do it myself, see for myself. So far my basil, mint, red peppers and ferns are doing the best. The tomatoes grew enough to give me a few, but have since shriveled up. I am thinking I will have to buy a Rosemary plant, I can't seem to get it to grow from seed, lol.

I have a guitar, and I have given myself lessons. One of these days I might get someone to help me, maybe I'll get further along.

Do you have any favorite forms of divination? Any favorite books (witchy or otherwise)?

I am still learning, but I enjoy Tarot. I want to learn runes, tea leaf reading, and this deck I have the "Wildwood Tarot." It isn't quite like a standard deck.

It is really nice to meet you.

Blessed Be!

Greetings Wild Juniper

 The soils here are ok for growing, it is very rocky and has a high acid content, we do well with tomatoes and most types of squashes, carrots, potatotes and beans, sometimes we even manage to grow peppers if the summers are hot enough, and this year they were. We find that tomatoes work best in the up-side planters for some reason. Most herbs are easy to grow here along as you mix either some compost or seaweed into the soils. Some flowers are easy grow pansies, bleeding hearts william and mary etc...

I have never taken a guitar lesson either I use a website called guitar noise to learn, and one of friends helps me out when she can. 

My favorite form of divination is the Tarot, I have a "Dragon Tarot" (which were gift) which I use the most and I own the Mythic Tarot (which I bought for myself). I find that I am better able to connect with the Dragon pack. Someone told me that Tarot cards work better if they are a gift, but I do not know how true that is. I have a set of Runes, but I do not cast them as I do not understand them well enough nor do I have a Rune casting cloth. I have a set of Oracle cards as well, but I do find them very hard to use, a and without the making the effort to learn more about them yet, they just sit on my shelf.  What makes your "Wildwood Tarot" different from other decks?

I have just started to learn about scrying, and tried it for the first time on the blue moon. I think it went ok, I saw a few things, but I am still working understanding what I saw. 

I love to read and the my current two favorite authors are: Tess Gerritsen and Nora Roberts/J.D Robb. Nora is romance, and J.D and Tess are crime novels. I like both of their writing styles, and the depth given to the characters. 

It has been nice to meet you. 

  Blessed Be!

Hello, my name is Woodwife and I live in Texas a little bit north of Houston.

I have 8 cats, a dog and a husband. I raise bed garden and am inspired by the urban homesteading/sustainability movement. 

I live in a semi rain forest and love to go walking and wildcrafting. I'm a self taught herbalist but I would love to get some sort of certification someday.

I hope to see a lot more of us here :)

I'm Sally, a beginner when it comes to hedgecraft.  I hope to learn a lot. I am a solitary, Northern tradition pagan who is proud to call myself a heathen. I live with my parents, a cat and two birds.  Sometimes a foster puppy or kitten stays at my house too.  Tey come from the animal shelter I volunteer at.

Not really to much more to say.

Greetings and Welcome Sally and Woodwife.

Hi, I'm Seren Haf hedgewitch with a celtic heritage. I've a large garden which is a touch on the wild side, two cats, a long suffering husband and a teenage daughter.

 

 

 

Hello! I'm Ellie. I'm a new oldie to the path -- lol! I see that is a oxymoron; what I mean is that I have known and trusted in the path for a while now (almost 10 years-- and I'm not too old on the outside either), but I just started practicing, and I feel a little slow with picking it up practically. I'm a good study and reader, but find I have trouble with the practical stuff a lot of the time. I'm really happy to finally have an understanding, a place, and solid beliefs I can feel every day. The classification of "Hedgewitch" is also almost as new as my dedication to this path, although while I was slowly transitioning to paganism, I definitely felt I would follow a simpler path centered around plants, elements, herbs, gardens, everyday living, etc.

Hello and Merry Meet!

I know it's been a little while since I've popped in.

Sage Wolfe, I too have heard about the gift thing. I would love to receive some of my tools as gifts, but if I come across something that just calls to me, I'll buy it if I have to. I also love to make things. I do want to make my own tarot deck one day, but that is further down the road... would be a lot of research.

The Wildwood Tarot is a little different in that there are cards that are different... such as in the Major Arcana there is no "Hanged Man", and instead there is "The Mirror". And instead of "The Devil" there is a card called "The Guardian" and other such cards. Many have parallels to the standard decks, but it is also very different. The symbolism is related to the Celtic path. The suits of the Minor Arcana are different and yet parallel as well: Stones (Earth) instead of Coins, Bows (Fire) instead of Wands/Rods, Arrows (Air) instead of swords, and Vessels (Water).. cups. lol.

Merry Meet Woodwife,

I am jealous, I would love to have a semi-rainforest to walk through! Do you ever wildcraft in the area?

Hello Sally! It's wonderful to meet you. What led you to the Northern Traditions?

MM Seren Haf, I love the thought of a garden that is a bit on the wild side. It sounds like it must be gorgeous.

Welcome Ellie! I feel you. I too am better at reading and studying than practical application. For myself I am getting more and more involved practically as I meet pagans in the real world and learn from them, whether I ever practice with them or not.

I don't know if any of you have ever heard of this, but I know of a hereditary witch who was taught to keep at least two plants in each room of the house... so that you know how the energies in the home are doing. What about you? Ever heard of something like that? Or any other interesting superstitions?



Wild Juniper said:

Welcome Ellie! I feel you. I too am better at reading and studying than practical application. For myself I am getting more and more involved practically as I meet pagans in the real world and learn from them, whether I ever practice with them or not.

I don't know if any of you have ever heard of this, but I know of a hereditary witch who was taught to keep at least two plants in each room of the house... so that you know how the energies in the home are doing. What about you? Ever heard of something like that? Or any other interesting superstitions?

I too learn best in person with actual other practitioners! And, well, everything dies in my apartment lol. It's like a cave hole of doom for plants (sad). Only two things managed to survive (and actually grow!), and I don't even know what they're called.. (shame). I think one of them might be Wonju? I dunno, it's hanging on in this dark place I have (and no yard space, and no balcony).

Eh, it was just something I heard from a witch. I know that not everyone has a green thumb (I know I don't). I have a hard time keeping plants in the house too. I have a cat and a couple of dogs that get into things though, lol. I have managed to make some potted Basil stay alive, I was pretty proud of that. I have not heard of Wonjo, I'm gonna have to look that up, lol. 

It is kind of a vine, or at least a hanging plant, with one side of the leaf a sort of sparkly (in the light) purple, and the other side looks like green with a thin coat of silver shimmer. Very pretty, if I have my info right. I'd love SO MUCH to have a real outdoor garden. But I have to admit I don't even like worms, so working in it would be... interesting.

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