I know a gal called sweet Rosemary. She has long slender limbs and her hair is the wildest spiky green. No dandruff in sight.
She hates her name, prefers her ancestral ones, her favourite being Sea Dew (Latin for dew of the sea). She loves her story of how she was draped around Aphrodite when she rose from the sea, but is less enamoured with the fact she was originally born of Poseidon’s semen. Her mother calls her Compass Weed or Elf Leaf. She also gets called Guardrobe, or Incensier from her French Grandfather. Others know her as Libanotis (Greek) or Polar Plant. So you can see why Rosemary is just a little bit ordinary for her. I mean she’s been around for one heck of a long time.
Well that girl has plenty of super powers, she gets kind of busy. Using her green cloak she’s been known to use her magick for protection, love, lust, mental powers, exorcism, purification, healing, sleep and keeping youthful. No wonder she is so well-loved.
Sea Dew has a very positive vibe. She smolders and simmers cleansing and purifying vibrations.
She has plenty of friends of old. She hung out at Anne of Cleves wedding wound around her bridal wreath for love and loyalty, and with King Solomon in the temples holy water. She knew a great poet/writer called Will. He immortalized her in Hamlet. “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” You know the deal. She kind of owes him for that, but I think she could have made it without his positive wrap. She is a self-starter. Well before Will decided he liked her she was using her skills to good device, hiding beneath pillows to drive nightmares away, or under beds against harm. She was even said to keep thieves away with her volatile stare.
She also knew the Queen of Hungary whose gouty health she restored dabbling with The Hungary Waters (based on Rosemary).
The Spaniards revere her for the shelter she gave to the Virgin Mary in the flight into Egypt and call it Romero, the Pilgrim’s Flower.
Rosemary’s hung out in baths to purify, and her family like her because she helps with remembering all sort of useful stuff.
She loves her really long to- do list as she is an action girl.
Sea Dew’s Must Do Soon List….
Make Rosemary Poppets for curative vibrations
Rosemary Infusions to wash hands before healing work
Burn on charcoal and smell the smoke for answering questions
Use Rosemary to attract elves
And of course as a Funeral herb on the coffin or in the grave.
And of course, take some pelt oil to the Selkies.
Oh that Rosemary, she really is an all-rounder!