The paths are bordered with wine & beer bottles...ok, not so very spiritual, but a great way to recycle & I think they're pretty! So far, I don't have enough bottles for the outer circle border...more wine anyone?
Each Cardinal Direction is marked with a Camphor pole. Camphor is a very spiritual plant, useful in meditation & spiritual cleansing. It is supportive of harmonious energy.
The poles are tied with colored cloth ribbons in the appropriate Elemental colors. Each ribbon has a peace quote & an Elemental blessing written on it. As I tied the ribbons, I invited each Element to this sacred garden.
Each quadrant of the circle will hold medicinal or spiritual herbs corresponding to the element of that quadrant. So far I have planted:
There will be more plants, more ribbons, more blessings, hopes, dreams & spells.
The center of the garden is a place of meditation & magick, where I hope to spend each New & Full Moon. It will be home to potions, stones, poppets, etc. as they soak up Lunar Energy.
Tomorrow's New Moon, will be the first. I really worked hard to get this space ready for March's New Moon, a time of great creativity & renewal. Spring! My garden blessing ritual will involve Elemental dance steps designed to call forth Elemental Energies. I will, again, cast the border of this circle & consecrate the space. As with any sacred space, the more it is used, the stronger the energy becomes.
Once I'm sure my energy is strong & stable in this space, I will invite friends. I'm hoping each pole will eventually be covered with many layers of peaceful & loving blessing ribbons. These ribbons send blessings into the wind for all living beings.
Stopping my finger now, time to get some tattoo work.
Wild & Bright Blessings!