- Tetratheca ericifolia “Black-eyed Susan”
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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.
(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.
Habitat is damp, valley and dry sclerophyll forests, grassy low open forest. FOUND in Cranbourne area.
(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
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Susan Says: "Your needs are not a demand on my resources".
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Quote quipped from Monte E. Wilson circa 2010