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How well do you know your roommate?

August 25, 2011

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Desperately Seeking Susan

August 25, 2011
Tetratheca ericifolia “Black-eyed Susan”

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:

03.- 0.6m X 03-0.6m. An erect or more often spreading clumping shrub. Oval leaves in whorls of 3/4 distinctly fringed with hairs.

Fragrant mauve-pink, magenta or white flowers that hang profusely from short hairy stalks. Petals spread as they age. Flowers July December. No seed or fruits mentioned, is a spreading clump.

NATIVE USES:

HEALING USES:

(Based on essence Tetratheca Ericifolia). Tetratheca means ‘four sided box’. A good remedy for fast moving and quick thinking people who are impatient. Good for stress. For people who are trying to cram too much in. People who like to go at their own pace without the hindrance from others. For people who think more quickly than they speak. Also good for indigestion, diarrhoea, headaches and adrenal stress. -ve: impatience, ‘on the go’, continual expenditure of energy, constant striving. +ve: ability to turn inward, inner peace, slowing down, gentleness and sympathy. Related subtle bodies are mental and emotional.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Habitat is damp, valley and dry sclerophyll forests, grassy low open forest. FOUND in Cranbourne area.

Nectar plant

OTHER SPECIES:

ESOTERIC:

(Festival) using the flower colours and timing, I’d say Samhuinn. (Element) Spirit if I could, otherwise I guess I’d have to say water. (colour) mauve/pink/white colouring I would find them Samhuinn colours. (numerology) the number four comes up here a couple of times, leading to determination and materialism. Month August.

OGHAM AND RUNE EQUIVALENTS:

Ogham ~ Fern, Reed. Both refer to being on the go, needing to find order among the chaos. Both have a heavy theme of stress and strain.

Rune Gebo – Partnership. A need to feel loved here.

Text Sourced from An Australian Ogham by Taran, found at druidry.org

Picture Frame ~ Project Seeds: a green project for change


Susan Says: "Your needs are not a demand on my resources".

Image Source: AcidCow.com

Quote quipped from Monte E. Wilson circa 2010

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Collective Nouns

August 25, 2011

A charm of goldfinches

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A prickle of porcupines

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A dray of squirrels

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A stuck of jellyfish

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A rhumba of rattlesnakes

A yearning of yesterdays

Image sourced: Letra Sem Musica

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