Yule The Winter Solstice

Yule the darkest night on the Pagan calendar. A time for looking into the future. We welcome the sun back after this darkest night.

While Yule in the Northern Hemisphere aligns with the Christian holiday Christmas, here in the Southern Hemisphere we celebrate at the end of June. This year Yule falls on June 21. This means that the decorations that are available are not as abundant as our Northern brothers and sisters. Luckily nature provides us with what we need from holly and mistletoe though to pine cones and logs. Decorations can be as simple as a candle in your window, a log fashioned into a candle holder or as elaborate as the traditional Yule tree complete with bells, spheres and stars.

Activities for Yule

  • Throw a sprig of holly onto your Yule fire to chase away your troubles from the past year
  • Give small handmade gifts to the people you love
  • Share a meal with your family and friends
  • Bake sugar and cinnamon cookies
  • Bring in a tree to keep the wood spirits warm through the coldest nights
  • Watch the sun dawn and set
  • Sing Pagan songs around the Yule fire

Good Night 2017

2017, I had high hopes. A one year. A year of new beginnings and fresh starts. I have come to the realisation that there can be no new beginning or fresh start without something first ending and causing a shift. 

We lost 5 souls from our circle this year. 

The twins. They were a miracle to even be conceived. They were a blessing that had been prayed for, wished for and were desperately loved. When we started loosing them i prayed and begged for them to stay. I questioned my beliefs. It has taken most of the year to be ‘okay’. I will never be the same. It has changed who I am to my core. 

The Mates. Leigh’s 2 best mates Kurt & Dan, were tragically lost in a car racing accident. They have left behind young children and loving families. With my already shattered heart I comforted my husband through his grief. The devastation this accident caused is unfathomable. The knowledge of how close I came to loosing my own husband has amplified my anxiety every time he leaves the house. I don’t know if this will ever change. I think this is just who I am now.

The Grandmother. A beautiful lady who lived a rich and full life. While it is sad to lose another from our fold I am so proud to have known the great woman that she was.  

Tonight I light 5 candles, one to honour each of their souls. Each is a loss and our hearts ache for all of them. 

2017 was a year of endings. Of  learning how to move forward, beginning this new life. Many lessons have been learnt. Patience, trust and above all love. 

I spent so much of 2017 trying to control everything.  How I looked, my emotions, my health. Situations that I had absolutely no control over. So 2018 is going to be a year of breathing. Of releasing and trusting that what will be, will be. I am going to love deeply, breath and let things happen the way that they are going to happen. 

I welcome 2018 with open arms. 

Have a blessed year & do things that make your heart happy.
Aimee x

Ostara – The Spring Equinox

Ostara or the Spring Equinox will be celebrated on the 23rd of September in the Southern Hemisphere this year.

The earth is starting to awaken and is reborn as the fathers mighty rays warm the land.

I have put together a list of simple, economic rituals for marking the sabbat for those of us not involved with a coven.

  • Revamp your altar. Add plants, flowers, white candles. Add items that celebrate spring!
  • Create a sacred space in your garden or a sunny spot on your verandah. Plant new seedlings, install wind chimes or create an outdoor altar.
  • Honour the mother earth by visiting the beach, a rain forest or an outdoor area that you feel drawn to. Plant your bare feet on the ground and reconnect with her magnificent energy.
  • Perform a ‘Spring Clean’. De-clutter, wipe down all bench tops, walls and doors with a mixture of water, peppermint essential oil and vinegar. Open all doors and windows then perform an energy cleanse using sage or noise such as a bell, clapping or a crystal singing bowl. Walk through each room closing it up as you finish. Start at the rear of your home and work towards the front to sweep any negative energy out the front door. You can perform an incantation as you travel through each room to cleanse and bless.
  • Meditate, use the energy of the equinox to recharge and reconnect.
  • Host a meal for those you are closest to. Incorporate food and drinks of Ostara such as seeds, leafy greens, spring vegetables, eggs and chocolate. If you eat meat you could utilse young meat such as chicken or lamb, just make sure to show gratitude for their sacrifice. Anything fresh young and vibrant is suitable. Eat outside, take advantage of the warmer days and evenings. Listen to the birds and insects.
  • Give an offering of honey or cake to the fae in your garden. 

    Image Credit: Fred Fields

    The sad story of a man & a woman

    Let me tell you a little story about a man and a woman who loved each other dearly. The man and the woman yearned for a child of their own, one for them to share together but the universe did not bless them for 11 long years. Finally the universe decided that they were ready, that they had waited long enough & gifted them not one but two little embryos to treasure and call their own. They would be born on the 21st of November 2017. The man and the woman were shocked after all of this time but very excited that they would soon get to be parents. One day while the woman at work she noticed that there was a little bit of blood. The doctor told her not to worry and that it was perfectly normal, he told her to go and put her feet up and then questioned her religion. That doctor was a silly little old man who will no longer be practising medicine.

    The next day the woman saw a proper doctor who sent her for blood tests and an emergency ultrasound. While getting ready for the ultrasound the woman had a massive cramp and one of the sweet little embryos was delivered right there & then. The ultrasound went ahead and the other sweet little embryo was still tucked away safely in his mummies tummy. For days and days the woman bleed and had multiple blood tests to measure that everything was going okay. The man and the woman laid in bed and prayed and cried and begged for the universe to please protect this little embryo but on the 04/04/17 the doctor called the woman to tell her the bad news that the second little embryo was gone too.

    The man and the woman distraught with pain cried together and made a pact to never give up. Grandparents and close friends were told.

    The woman decided to handle her grief in the only way she knew. Writing, essential oils, bathing. The things that bring her joy will see her through the darkest of days.

    In my burner is my Meditation blend – Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang & Thyme. I also have this blended with a carrier oil in a little roll on bottle so that I can apply it through the day whenever I feel like I am drowning.

    In my bath is of course magnesium and my Sweet Love blend – Lavender, Orange Sweet, Patchouli Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Jojoba, Jasmine


    If you would like to purchase any of my blends, carrier oils or roll on bottles please message me through my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wildspiritwoman

    Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere


    Depending on which wheel you follow we will be celebrating the Autumn Equinox  ‘Mabon’ in the Southern Hemisphere from the 20th through to the 23rd of March.

    A reprieve to the stifling, long, hot summer days. The time between the end of summer and the beginning of winter. While the days are still warm the evenings will now begin to cool. Day and night over the equinox are the same length. While the storm season is still active in the north the first frosts will soon be felt in the south.

    Mabon is the sabbat of the second harvest. A time between, a balance between light and dark. A shift within nature and ourselves. Time for transformation from mother to crone. Strong and clear psychic vision and dreams are a flow at this time. It is a time of endless possibilities.

    Mabon is a time that we will reap what we sew so be sure to give thanks and gratitude for all that the year has provided and all that it will continue to provide.

    Ideas for honouring Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere;

    • Decorate your home and altar in Autumn colours.
    • Carve apples with pagan markings, hollow out the centre and insert a tea light candle for your table centre piece.
    • Celebrate with family and friends by sharing a feast of Autumn foods such as pies, nuts, bread, roast meats and soup. Fruit and vegetables that are plentiful at this time such as grapes, apples and corn.
    • Drink dark fruity beverages such as tea, red wine, sangria, mulled wine or even a fruit punch.
    • Light candles in Autumn colours such as red, dark green, brown, yellow and orange.

    Even if you are still in the broom closet, it is still possible to give your thanks this Mabon.

    Aimee xx


    Image Credit: Deviant Art

    Natural Asthma Relief


    *Please ensure that you do not stop conventional medications. Asthma is potentially deadly and must be treated with caution. The following advice is to be used in conjunction with your prescribed medications. Hopefully over time you will find that you become less dependent on them.*

    There are a lot of environmental triggers when it comes to Asthma. Grasses, pollen’s and chemicals are three of the main culprits. While we can’t completely remove them from our lives without living in a bubble we can try and arm our bodies with ‘armour’ to deal with it. Illness is another time when Asthma tends to flare up for many people. The following is a list of natural remedies that may assist in alleviating the symptoms.

    Honey (ingested) – The honey must be raw and from your local area. It can usually be sourced from farmers markets and organic stores. As the honey is not heat treated the enzymes from our little bee friends is safely contained within the amber liquid that they produce. They collect the pollen from the trees and flowers in your local area. Much the way vaccinations work, when you are ingesting the honey you are also ingesting microscopic amounts of the pollen’s that you are reacting too. Over time you will become less sensitive as your body builds a tolerance.

    Cinnamon (Ingested) – Fights infections and virus’s. Delicious when combined with the honey in breakfast foods & smoothies.

    Herbs (Ingested) – Grindelia, adhatoda, elecampane, valerian are all listed as helping the reduce spasming of the airway. White Horehound & Common Plantain also provide respiratory relief however they are not suitable for children.

    Vitamins (Ingested) – A, C D & Magnesium. All assist in maintaining health. Magnesium is an absolute must!

    Essential Oils (Topical, Inhalation) – create a blend of the following;

    Cajeput x 6 drops

    Peppermint x 6 drops

    Sweet Fennel x 6 drops

    This blend can be used in a vaporiser or mixed with a carrier oil such as sweet almond for a massage oil. Please ensure that you follow the basic essential oil safety precautions when blending your own massage oils. Generally I would use 12 drops per 10ml for an adult 4% blend, I would use 6 drops per 10ml for a child or sensitive skin adult 2% blend. Please remember that true essential oils can burn. I will never advise you to ingest oils and it infuriates me when I see ‘consultants’ recommending people drink and consume these oils. Please do not do it!

    Essential Oils (Cleaning) – Another big trigger for me is cleaning chemicals. I have replaced my surface sprays with the following which I just mix into a spray bottle.

    Peppermint x 30 drops

    White Vinegar x 1/4 cup


    Mix in your spray bottle and use in place of your surface spray and antibacterial wipes.

    Peppermint is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral which makes it perfect for replacing those harmful chemicals!

    Please ensure that your essential oils are pure and organic where ever possible. Be careful with the influx of multilevel marketing companies and their consultants that have flooded the market, they are well meaning but unfortunately there is a lot of mis-information out there. Try and buy local. It is important that we keep small independent farmers and sellers alive and growing!


    The Universal God. 

    God of fertility, sex and wild nature. 

    A shepherd looking over fields, woods and pastures. A protector of flocks, over the raising of bees, the culture of the vine & fishing. 

    Pan is often depicted with his ‘pan flute’ as shown above.

    Pan was chasing a water nymph named Syrinx. She cried aloud to her father, the river god Ladon to change her into a reed. He granted her prayer. Upset, Pan consoled himself by cutting some of the reeds and fashioning them into ‘pan pipes’. 

    Pan is the son of Arcadian god Hermes.