It’s Spring in the Southern Hemisphere ~

An ode to spring…….

Spring – 1st September – 30th November (according to Australians)

Spring Means:

– New beginnings

– Spring cleaning

– New life hatching

– The thaw of winter; return of the sun

– The arrival and delicious smell of blossoms everywhere

– Slowly waking up and preparing for the excitment of summer

– Long walks

– The return to the outdoors

– Fresh air; ideas; outlook


Spring Days

Never before was the sky so blue
You would need to say blue one million times
Expressing the colour through-and-through
In this endless, elvish springtime.

Never before were the trees so green
Standing tall against the sky
Their trunks shine a mahogany sheen
In the sunny world of Springtime

I never saw such fluffy clouds
Drifting lazy through the sky
I swear I could pull them if I try
Down from the heavens of Springtime.

In summer, the sky is far too bright;
In Autumn the trees seem dead;
In Winter the clouds bring thunderstorms
But in Spring such things are NEVER said!!

2007©Susie Australia

September – Month of Virgo

Virgo – Sixth and most analysing of the zodiac; earthy; precise; ever measuring, scrutinising, cleansing, clearing, compiling

6th House – The work done, skill expressed, one’s profession and daily strife, what is being done and how

Quality: Mutable

Element: Earth

Charge: Feminine / Negative

Motto: I Analyse

Planet: Mercury

Symbols: Virgin (Maiden)

Colours: Green; grey; navy blue; brown

Flowers: Ivy; Fern; Chrysanthemum

Birth/Gemstones: Sapphire; Sardonyx

Metal: Mercury

Body: Intestines & Digestion

The earth form of Virgo is a full grown harvest

Positive Traits:

Analytical; insightful; precise; meticulous; orderly; methodical; practical; pragmatic; mental; intelligent; inquiring; responsible; perfectionist; witty; clever; polite; well-mannered; hygienic; clean; refined; industrious; efficient; detail-oriented; flexible;

Negative Traits:

Cool; conventional; shrewd; critical; undemonstrative; reserved; fussy; nervous; pedantic; petty; over-critical


Health foods; orders and lists; hygiene and cleanliness; wholesomeness; details; peace

You are a hard working person, paying great attention to detail, scrutinizing just about everything. You are quite critical, the last one to be convinced or swept away. You’re not much for improvisation, but need mostly to go to the bottom of things, and to be prepared. You are usually rather restless, getting frustrated if there is nothing to do – but there usually is. If not, then to redo.


Hazards to health; sloppiness; squalor; uncertainty; uncleanliness; confusion