Thursday Theories – The Moon

I did some research into this one, after having a discussion with Della Ratcliffe at Inner Journey Events Blog about her post “2023 a year of 13 moons”

I am Australian, but I am first generation white Australian though. I am not an Aboriginal person. What I have been researching into is what do Aboriginal people do when they think of the Moon.

Aboriginal people have, what is called “Dreamtime Stories”

They generally have a story for everything, from the Murray River was created till how the Australian Native animals were created.

“Emu in the Sky” constellation of dark clouds, and stories about the Sun, Moon, and stars,  revealing a great depth and complexity of ancient Aboriginal cultures. Not only did they know the sky intimately, but they were familiar with planetary motions, tides, and eclipses.

Emu in the Sky | June – On the left hand side of the Southern Cross, try to find a dark oval shape, called the Coalsack Nebula. This is the head of the Emu with the beak pointing downward. The long neck stretches to the left through the middle of “the Pointers”. The body and legs of the Emu stretch halfway across the horizon towards the east.

Aboriginal people don’t celebrate necessarily the same way that Celts would have. They did/do celebrate the different types of moons. They map a lot of the land, and the moon and the sun, and the weather. During the Summers in Australia, a lot of elders from Aboriginal tribes will still help too “burn off” dry land. Too stop such devastating fires from occurring. They have had nearly 60,000 years on working out how to work with the land.

The dreamtime stories have been handed down through 60,000+ years. They don’t have HUGE feasts, like the Celts would have. The Australian land is not really made for huge feasting, it’s dry and hot.


Thursday Theories – Spirits

I will let you into a little secret, I believe in stuff.

One of the biggest things I like to do at this time, is too honour the dead. No, with anything “creepy”, but around this time of year. I really do believe in the thinning of the veil. Around this time of year, I sit and meditate and say what’s in my heart, too those who have passed, animals included ❤

I used to do it even before Halloween really started to “take off” in Australia. It probably had something to do with me being in America for a long time there. I was on and off in America for a few years there. I loved Halloween there, when I got back to Australia. I tried to turn it into more a Samhain thing.

So now, I guess I do both?

I am the who when you call, “Who’s there?”
I am the wind blowing through your hair
I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

I believe not, in necessarily one God. I believe in Spirits, Guardians. Ghosts, not in the BOO way, but more I believe that those who have passed still watch over us. I don’t necessarily believe in reincarnation, I do believe though that our spirits comes back. I don’t know how many have heard people say about newborns “They’ve been here before” I believe that.

“Good” Friday

So why is Good Friday, called Good Friday, when on Good Friday, Jesus is flogged, has to carry a heavy cross, then get his hands and feet nailed into that same cross. Doesn’t sound like it was a good day for Jesus! Some sources suggest that the day is “good” in that it is holy, or that the phrase is a corruption of “God’s Friday”.

Either way, it’s not really appropriate to say “Happy Easter” or “Happy Good Friday”. It’s not really a day that is “Happy”. Easter Sunday is a good day to say “Happy Easter” as that is the day of rebirth and joy. Not Friday though, never Friday. Do you have any traditions on “Good” Friday? The closest I can think of with my family, are eating a whole lot of these!

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Share Your World, Dec Wk 1, 2018

Share Your World, 12-3-18

Share Your World

What are the most important lesson(s) you’ve learned in life?

  • Listen to your gut…Who knows you better than you!
  • Never judge a book by it’s cover.
  • Instead of hating, try to understand.

How did you meet your husband/wife or significant other? How did you know he/she was “the one”?

I am not married…Yet…We have been talking about it a lot though lately. We have been together for about 3-4 years now, so it’s coming up a lot. We met online though, I went to the online dating site as dare initially and he was actually the first one I picked. My mum made me chose someone else as well to go on a date, even though I really did not like the guy. She wanted me to have choices and I was so resistant, because if it was just beginners luck…Why is that bad? I can go back online,lol…I was also SO lucky because he was starting to shut down his others profiles, so timing was perfect! Now I’ve been with him for numerous years and we are starting to get me to move in and talking about getting married.

If you could take a year-long paid sabbatical, what would you do?

If I could afford to I would travel to three places, one Disneyland, one Hobbit land in New Zealand and the other is all over Ireland. I would stay with my Gran for a bit.

What is your favorite thing to buy at a movie theater concession stand? (credit to The Haunted Wordsmith for this one)

Popcorn…I always need to have popcorn, even if I’ve had dinner beforehand and my tummy is full.

Ok Go Popcorn GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY


What are some Holiday Traditions you and/or your family observe in December?

One traditions that the adults in my family do now, that my Grandfather (now passed away) started. We do a secret Santa for the adults in the family and then we send out a list about what we want. Instead of wrapping it in Christmas Wrapping paper, we wrap the presents in newspaper.

Share Your World, Nov Wk2, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, November 12/11/18



What’s the most ironic thing you’ve ever witnessed?

I have to steal the “scissors” one. When you get a new pair of scissors, but then you need scissors to get into the scissors package. From an “Upturned Soul”

Let’s talk turkey.  Pro or con?   If pro, which part do you enjoy most?  Is it for Thanksgiving (American Style any way) only?

Since I’m Australian we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. However, we do celebrate Christmas and my cousin (whose a cook) makes the most amazing Turkey AND Ham…I have had a food coma every year so far,lol

If you’d like, share one thing you wish you’d said to someone else, but now you’ll never have the chance.

It’s not so much what I would have said, I just wish that I had walked away sooner. I feel like there was nothing more I could say. I had said all that I could, but I wish I had walked away.

What odd smell do you really enjoy?

I don’t know if this is “odd” but I really like the smell of an open fireplace. The only reason I think it’s odd to enjoy the smell is because, well, it’s fire and burning really, lol

Thankful November….share a story or time when someone did something really great for you.  Alternatively,  share your gratitude moments during this past week.

It was really nice having my baby brother down home this week. When we were little we were really close, then we got to high school. As we’ve gotten older we’ve become close again. It’s been really nice ❤

Halloween and Paganism = Thank you!

I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.

I am actually part Irish (and I love it).

It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the  a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.


A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.

Veil is Thinning

I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!

Samhain is pronounced “sah-win” or “sow-in.”

Do you have any traditions at this time of year?



Every family and whoever you celebrate Christmas with, most people have certain traditions on how they celebrate Christmas Day. Also possibly the day before and the day after. Whether it’s the food you eat or how you do presents, who you meet up with. There are traditions you do every year for Christmas.

What about the days leading up to Christmas? Every year on the 1st on December my family put up our Christmas Tree. It’s just my Mum and I now, since my brother moved to Melbourne.

Do you have any traditions that lead up to Christmas?

Happy Fireworks Day

In a time of uncertainty, uncertainty politics, uncertain employment, i your country even still going to be there tomorrow. Sometimes it’s good to see traditions continue. I wish my American friends and readers a happy Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.

Please just remember though fireworks can scare your family pets, so please make sure that your pets are securely secured!

Share Your World!

So I have started a new Blog Challenge! Share Your World! The questions are asked every single Monday, but I will be posting mine on Thursday.

Pleas click the picture below to take you the original Blog post of “Share Your World” blog challenge!

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2015 Week #14

What type of music relaxes you the most or do you prefer silence?

This is kind of a “little from column A and a little from column B” answer. I have moods where I need the music to distract myself, but I also have the times where I need the silence. I have found a type of music though recently (literally this week) where I can listen to the music at any-time … Look up David Arkenstone, you wont be disappointed!

Show us a two of your favorites photographs?  Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer, think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.

Ellie3 This is more a of a screenshot of a live safari feed that I watch. If you read my Blog, you will already know how much I love this Safari feed. This one just reminds me of how little baby elephants truly are. How anyone could want to kill such a sweet thing, is beyond me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Oh, come on…What’s NOT to love about this photo?lol…It created such fun and happy times.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Christmas…I LOVE Christmas and over the years we have changed some and improved others. One of my favourite traditions though is when the adults have our secret santa presents. My Grandfather passed a few years ago and one of his “things” was to wrap presents in newspaper, and since he passed every Christmas the adults wrap their secret Santa presents in newspaper. One of the reasons its my favourite is because we live all over the country, we swap newspapers to wrap the presents in and spend most of the day trying to guess who is whose “Secret Santa”.

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 50?

Keep up with the travelling, but work towards becoming a Librarian earlier. If you have to work full time and study at the same time…DO IT!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

My partner not making me feel guilty about wanting to spend some alone time, because I was stressed out about an assignment due this week. I am looking forward to NOT having to make another public presentation…Ever Again!lol