A Close Brush

 As she grated open the closet door,
 he was a tangled mess strewn on floor.
 Dragging him out of the cupboard, 
 she could see his body had suffered.

 Her old, trusty and true friend, 
 now lay all battered and bent. 
 He turned his gaze towards her,
 pouting his demise and slaughter.  

 “You, uh, want to come with me?”
 Dominique whispered to him tearfully. 
 He’d been abandoned there,
 where it seemed no-one cared.

 Broken, weary and worn out, 
 retired from sweeping about. 
 Hired to keep everything clean,
 now disregarded and unseen. 

 The old broom, now scraggy and old,
 in shreds, of ragtags lay in the  cold.
 Dominique picked up her magic besom, 
 as hexes of new ideas began to blossom. 

 Could her brush be polished, recycled?
 as a witch, her sweeper had been vital. 
 Gathering up ribbons and glue,
 Dominique knew just what to do.

 Revamping, wrapping and fixing,
 all new twigs that had been missing.  
 Rustic chic was now the new look,
 a craft she had happily undertook. 

 Broom now, proudly stood at front door,
 Dominique remembered her witchy lores. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 24.1.2021

Image: Dominique: Broom Crafting.  The Art of Brian Kesinger

The evil green-skinned witch flying on her magic broomstick may be a well-worn stereotype. But the actual history behind how witches came to be associated with such an everyday household object is anything but dull.


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Spell Tree


She tapped her finger against her lips
 casting a rune made of Rowan twigs.
 Charms that were carved into staves,
 drawn to express emotions and create. 

 Magical, whispering Rowan tree of power,
 causing happiness and magic to flower. 
 Protector from the witches evil eye,  
 or the dead lingering on when they die. 

 Red berry tonics, of flame and fire,
 what does your heart and soul desire?
 Psychic powers, for spells of healing, 
 You will find all negative forces receding.
 Victoria Healing ~ 21.1.2021.
Image: The Art of Brian Kesinger 


From January 21 – February 17. 

Rowan Tree, (Luis) ~ Protection and inspiration.  Also known as Witch Tree, or Wicken Tree. 

Ogham Tree Meaning: Vision. Healing. Transformation. Connection. 

This is a time to freely express yourself both emotionally and creatively. Remember that you are only responsible for your actions, not other peoples’ reactions to them; Be aware of negative influences around you Give yourself the time and space to let new thoughts and ideas arise in you, take time out to clear your mind so that you also have the mental space to facilitate this.

Rune staves, sticks upon which runes were inscribed, were cut from the Rowan tree.

January Rebellion

In Numerology, January represents:

‘One’ ~ Breaking. New. Ground.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. 

Stand out from the crowd and play to your strengths. Things can be easier than you imagine. 

January brings the gift of vision. You are likely to make new starts in all manner of respects. If you don’t, the question is why not? Show your independence and originality. Now is not the time to worry about what other people expect from you.  

The Creation of Opportunity. 

Being able to tell the difference between stubbornness and free thinking is one of the keys to success during the month of January. 

Have a massive clear out, beginning with the basics, symbolically it is making way for the new.  What have you been wanting to do for a long time?

Your January mantra should be:

“Strut my stuff”

“You can, you should and if you’re brave enough,  you will start now” ~ Stephen King 

Image: Poetic Harmony

Numerology Surprises 2021

Numerology Year, 2021 represents:

‘Five’ ~ “Freedom and new Adventures”


Obstacles disappear and the pace speeds up this year. 

Try something new. One of the worst things that can happen this year, is that you procrastinate, flirting with this and that and not giving anything a chance to take root. 

You can now appreciate all the efforts you made during 2020. Wave a happy goodbye to anything that didn’t work out, take the plunge. You won’t have to try too hard, this year. You’ll have a thirst for new experiences and adventures. You will have all the help that you need from the universe. Trust your ingenuity. Surprise yourself, with what you can achieve. You may find that inspiring ideas come thick and fast. The challenge will be to pick the right ones to develop.

Indulge yourself with as many exciting exploits as you can and tell people about them, or write about them. You’ll have a strong urge to live life to the full. You’ll have a deep and insatiable yearning to travel physically and emotionally. Excitement and variety are essential, don’t try to do without those experiences but try to inject them into existing relationships.“

Your 2021 mantra, should be: 

“Variety is the spice of life”

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Image: Palavras & Reflexions

Welcome in the New

 She is fragile and gentle but strong,
 that is where many get her wrong.
 Ancient wisdom, forever young at heart,
 Birch tree in Ogham, heralds a new start.

 Aches and pains may heal and be gone,
 from the magical properties of this one. 
 Healing tonics when gathered; delicious. 
 cradle for baby and yule for Christmas.

 Spiky green leaves, silver white bark, 
 kindling of passions ignited from spark.
 Sweep away the old, welcome in the new,
 this is what Birch tree means to me and you.

 Twigs used for brooms, or tinder of fire,
 what then, flames your hearts desires?
 Victoria Healing ~ 15.12.2020.


From December 24 – January 20. 

Birch Tree ~ The Achiever. 

Ogham Tree Meaning: Beginning. Renewal. Youth. Vision.

Birch is the first of the tree symbols, for the first moon cycle in the Ogham Tree Calendar. Known by the celts as Beith (pronounced ‘bay’) it is the symbol of new beginnings, regeneration, hope, new dawns and the promise of what is to come.

The druids carried birch bark with them as kindling.


Pages that Burned

 At first they’d thought him bizarre,
 until he’d literally taken it, too far.
 All the tell tale signs have been left,
 how the misogynist, het up his quest. 

 Pages of evil pen were turned,
 as naive, gentlewomen burned.
 Deviant; Heinrich Kramer, 
 the maniacal, insane fabler.

 in “Malleuse Maleficarum” of 1486, 
 he wrote how to incriminate a ‘witch’
 He was found to be, brutal and malicious, 
 duly condemned by the church bishop.

 Obsessed with the sexuality of women,
 accusing them with devilry and sinning. 
 Over three centuries he’d preached;
 ‘Hammer of Witches’ conspiracy beliefs.

 You can imagine their screams, in silence,
 of the poor ladies, annihilated by violence.
 Blessed be, those medieval warrior women,
 a history of innocent females is now written.

 You can still hear the echo of those beliefs, 
 in quite a few modern conspiracy theories. 
 Heart breaking and tragic, but true… 
 that this could’ve been done to me or you.
 Victoria Healing ~ 3.12.2020

Image: Wild Witch Academy


An evil book written by a Catholic clergyman, Heinrich Kramer, endorsing the extermination and suppression of innocent, poor women and sometimes men.


It is all about the extermination of witches, how to recognise them, how to accuse them, how to get them to confess and how to execute them. The text was condemned by the church for its inconsistencies with church doctrine and its methods were found to be unethical, illegal and too brutal even by the inquisition. Furthermore, Heinrich Kramer was expelled from the diocese of Innsbruck. The bishop described him as insane and obsessed with the sexual behaviour of women. 

What Is a Witch? Defining Witchcraft in the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’

December Reflections


In Numerology, December represents (12) THREE

December is a month for anything and everything self-improvement related.


What is going on behind those smoke screens?

Explaining yourself can be a struggle, especially when it comes to your feelings. 

Understand that this can be a month where you’ll be challenged to work on expressing your emotions clearly and effectively, so you’ll be offered plenty of opportunities to practice this feat. You might wrestle with some unexpected emotional highs and lows, so take it as it comes and know you can’t go wrong when you tap into your authentic feelings.

This is a quiet pause, in your life. Spend time thinking, learning to see things as they are, not as they appear. If your world is in disharmony, realise it is your thoughts that have created the problems and that a change of view is in order. 

Your affairs will take care of themselves now, without effort on your part. Some situations may come to a head and many will be settled, but you should suspend all decision making. 

Rather than fight forces, flow with them. 

You can obtain what you want by remaining passive, sympathetic and tactful. 

December Mantra: : “Happiness is a choice” 

Image: Palvras & Reflections. @Jean Claude Sanchez

Word Switch

 I’m not an astrologer, but the message is clear,
 stop before you reply, to those you hold dear. 
 When you see through another’s eyes,
 you’ll understand, there is a compromise.  

 Should you stay or should you walk?
 should you shut up, or should you talk?
 Words are a powerful spelling, 
 hexed into a kindness or yelling. 
Your mouth is akin to a magic cauldron,
 heed those spells, before performing. 
 To answer or not? is an essential question,
 as Gemini full moon shares its chatty lesson.

 Everything we say and do,
 affects another's attitude. 
 Strive to listen and be nice,  
 is Gemini’s cosmic eclipse advice. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 27.11.2020

Are you ready for the Gemini full moon eclipse on November 30th?

Because this lunation will take place in chatty air sign Gemini’s territory, we’ll want to lean on our communication skills when it comes to processing our emotions. Virtually connect with friends and talk through each other’s emotions and try to make sense of the effects of the eclipse in real time. Not feeling social? Write out your feelings in a journal to give yourself a little perspective.

Practice active listening.

Clever Gemini is the wordsmith of the zodiac 


Discussion is a an exchange of knowledge, argument is an exchange of ignorance ~ Robert Quillen 

Witch Crafting

 Some preferred a dog to a cat,
 china teapot lids, as pointy hats.
 Cupcakes, candy, perle cottons,
 silk threads wound on bobbins.

 Red, blue, pink, yellow and green,
 vibrant images of cheerful scenes.  
 Immersed on the edges of infinity,
 embroidering stitches into divinity.  

 Sewing is the women’s work of yore,
 X stitch counting and keeping score.
 Grids, charts, holes and squares, 
 multicoloured pictures sewn with care.

 Thousand times crossing each stitch,
 in days of old, accused as a 'so called' witch. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 28.11.2020

Bodkin — There is a long historical connection between women and sewing, as sewing is women’s work of yore. With this in mind, it probably makes some sort of sick sense than a sewing instrument would be used to torture so-called witches.

Some cross-stitchers have commented on the way that the practice of embroidery makes them feel connected to the women who practised it before them.[24] There is a push for all embroidery, including cross-stitch, to be respected as a significant art form.[25]


Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery  


Image: The Art of Brian Kesinger

Witch Tree

 “Elder tree, witch tree, 
 what have you there?
 Blessing, or curse,
 you’re not being fair. 

 Elder tree, death tree, 
 Mother of life, end and birth.
 Share your secrets with me,
 dear magical tree of the earth. 

 Elder Tree, medicine tree,
 charming, powerful and wise.
 wine berries and flower tea, 
 healing tonic, quiets demise. 

 Elder Tree, grandmother tree,
 what do you know?
 Burden, or safety,
 what fate will you bestow”? 
 Victoria Healing ~ 23.11.2020


From November 25 – December 22nd

Elder Tree.Protection. Judgement. Transformation. Death. 

Celtic Tree Alphabet: Ruis. 

Meaning: Elder presents us with a mirror in which we must see ourselves truly reflected. Regret is healthy, and has a purpose in life when used to create a learning opportunity for ourselves. No one on this earth is perfect, and with every mistake comes the chance to learn valuable life lessons.

Beloved for its ability to protect one from witches, they’re also believed to be witches in disguise. Some of the lore praises and celebrates this beautiful tree. Other superstitions see it cast into a cursed role.


Medicine. Protection. Witches.