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Baba Yaga’s socks


Winter came knocking on my door yesterday. She had stripy socks and flew through the air in a mortar and pestle. She was sweeping the sky with her silver birch broom. Baba Yaga has come to stay for a while.

I love Winter, nearly as much as Autumn, Summer and Spring.

I love the bare bones of the garden, the chance to pare back and see the basics. I love the plants frosting off and going for a long, cold sleep. I love the root children nestling in under their blankets of pea straw. I love the time to sweep up all the Autumn leaves with my silver birch broom and return them to Mother Earth.

I change my outdoor altar each season. This season its dedicated to the old crone of Winter Baba Yaga. Red, white and black for her messengers. Bones. Well just because. Some Elder Flower and Berries as her patron plant.

I have been scared of her in the past, but now I’m starting to hear her old woman’s wisdom, and her incessant scratching at my door.
She has invited me to play, and I have decided to risk joining her. She has set me three important tasks .

1. Sweep the yard of all the leaves with your lovely broom. Don’t miss a one!
2. Light the cauldron and throw in some offerings. I love a good shin bone or two.
3. Fire up your compost with something hot and bothery. Put it to bed for Winter. (Don’t tinker after that)

P.S And wear a shawl…My shoulders get a bit chilled at this time of year.


Green Blessings.

Coming next… stomping with Baba Yaga.

Author: greenwitchaustralia

I am inhabited by an eclectic disinhibited woman who dresses how she pleases. She doesn't always agree with the plant woman in me who likes to potter in the garden. They are both me and I am okay with that.

6 thoughts on “Baba Yaga’s socks

  1. You’re a bit scary yourself, but in a really nice way.

  2. also i am a bit confused are you a godess or a witch or both or neither or these but wil something else too and so on???

    • I believe all women are the living embodiment of the goddess in all her forms. Baba Yaga (the crone) is one of those and is mostly witchy in her presentation as most people recognise her.So I guess I’m a goddess and a witch and…. I also think that Men can relate to the divine feminine through these goddesses. Leunig had a great article in the weekend paper called ‘ The warm heart in winter’ when he talks about ageing, winter and the ‘good ripening’. Whether he realises it or not, he is probably connecting to the Baba Yaga in us all. For what its worth this is my opinion only, and thousands may disagree with me (and probably will). But that’s fine, I’m getting more comfortable with believing what works and makes sense for me.
      Thanks for the questions. They help me understand my own thoughts and believes. ( I hope I’m not too scary!) Off to boil some bones.
      Green Blessings.

  3. Baba Yaga can be quite frightening. Tryimg to figure how to be safe around her…

    • Hi there, I am fast realising that FOCUS is really important with B.Y. I am not so much scared of B.Y, but scared at times of the light she is showing me. (the skull). Yoga on a Monday is not enough for me. I am progressively becoming more mindful in all my actions, but am still like a rabbit in a spotlight on occasions. The last few days are teaching me that. I have made progress,but still have more journeying to do. Thanks for your feedback. Blessings, and don’t be scared! xx

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