The Baneful Herb, Belladonna

Belladonna

Also known as deadly nightshade, Belladonna is a source of the poisonous drug atropine. In minute quantities, atropine, in the form of a sulfate, is used to dilate the pupils of the eye, to relieve pain, to diminish secretions, and to relieve spasms. In greater quantities, it was used to kill. Belladonna was believed to have been used in flying potions.

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GOOD Tuesday Morning to all my dear friends!

You ought to have known I couldn’t resist this little cutie!

How ya’ll doing this morning? Me? Hmm……terrific, all the drugs for the West Nile Virus has kicked in. I believe I am going to actually live, Yeah, for me, lol! I went outside yesterday afternoon with Kiki to get some fresh air. We had a storm rolling in. So I decided that we would lay down on the porch and watch the clouds. I got nice and comfortable and so did Kiki. Part of our porch is level with the brick work (because the porch changes levels).  Anyway, I was laying close to the brick work almost asleep. I hear this funny little scratching noise getting closer and closer. I open my eyes and right beside me on the brick’s edge is two baby possums. They scared the whole crap out of me. I jumped and Kiki jumped and got in her protective mode. I had to grab her because she was wanting to eat them. I got to my feet and they stopped to look at me. They were so cute. But I couldn’t believe it, it seems like the wildlife around here always finds it way to my door. Wonder why, lol! But seriously, the idoits down the road ran over a possum. I got to wondering what if it had babies because it was a huge possum. I ought to know I ended up burying it. I had a talk with them about burying it and they thought I was crazy.  They were just going to leave it in the road to rot. How awful! Apparently, the possum did have babies and now they are under my porch. When I get through playing on the net, I am going to put on my coveralls and get my gloves and take off crawling. It is always something. My husband was tickled to death they had wondered up here. But he ain’t tickled enough to go get’em 😦 . That’s my job to play with the wildlife, but I ain’t bitchin’ because I love it and they were so adorable.  I might emphasis I know they are adorable but I also know they have little, tiny teeth like razors. I had a big possum bit my wading boot a few years back. He was playing possum till I got up and then he jumped my ankle. Thank goodness for thick boots. He got all the way to my sock but not me. He was caught in a trap and hurt that is why he jumped me. But still these wild animals around here, I know are wild and I respect that 100%. I try not to get attached to them but it is hard with some. Might be the reason I have a bobcat in the house, hmm!

Well I have talked your ear off enough. I am going to get to work. I hope everyone has a super day.

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

Got a moment stop by the Apothecary!  I put some spell kits on there yesterday but I didn’t have time to get the PayPal buttons working. So if you see anything you like and the button doesn’t work, check back later. Oh, and if you have any ideas for what you might like to see over there, let me know!

 

 

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Calendar of the Sun for Sunday, Feb. 12th

Calendar of the Sun
12 Solmonath

Day of Diana as Lady of the Animals

Colors: Brown and green
Element: Earth
Altar: Lay with cloth of earth colors and set with representations of many animals, as well as a crescent moon for Diana. Burn cypress incense.
Offerings: Animal figures. Kindliness towards the other creatures of the earth.
Daily Meal: Serve both vegetarian food (for the prey animals) and wild game (for the predators).

Invocation to the Lady of the Animals

Goddess who runs with the rabbit,
Fleet of foot, silver of tail;
Goddess who runs with the wolf
Who follows on its path,
Lady who runs with the cycle,
From Life to Death to Life again,
Who is with fish and frog,
Bird and butterfly,
And all that runs on four legs
Or crawls upon the ground,
Lady of our sisters and brothers,
Those who became one with
Our ancestors,
Those who gave their lives
That we might live,
Let us never forget, Diana
Of the deep forest, that this world
Is a shared one
And not ours alone.

Chant: Diana Diana Brother Wolf and Sister Bear
Diana Diana Brother Mouse and Sister Hare
Diana Diana Brother Stallion, Sister Mare.

(All go outside, where treats of seed and peanut butter are hung on branches for the forest spirits, and any livestock are given special treats.)