Are You A Weather Witch?
Can You Predict A Storm?
People used to call my mum a Weather Witch and when I was young, I didn’t really understand what it meant. I just thought, cool! My mum’s a witch! However, upon growing up I have come to know that there is such a thing as real Weather Witches and it’s not cool! Having taken after my mum, I too am a weather witch.
Maybe you know what this means, maybe you’re wondering what it’s all about. I am not talking about those people who cast spells to make the weather change. The way that we have always used the term it simply means you are affected by the weather. You could call SAD sufferers weather witches, but it’s the lack of sunshine that makes them depressed. However, in the case of my mum and me, we tend to get intense headaches, sinus pain, and pressure in the head when the weather is changing to rain.
So, too bad we live in England where the weather changes to rain quite a bit! It’s probably due to our location that we are able to realise what the cause is. The term ‘Weather Witch’ is prescribed because of our ability to predict when it will storm or rain heavily (without the aid of a forecast!).
I suffer with a type of grogginess that you can’t quite describe. Its definition lies somewhere between sinus problems and headaches. It’s kind of how you feel when you have overslept in the afternoon after eating a heavy lunch only its effects can last for days.
When I’m feeling like this, I can’t do anything, it just totally drains me of all enthusiasm for life. The worst thing is when I know I really need to get my brain in gear to do some writing but I just can’t beat my way through the grog in my head.
It seems to build and build up, with the pressure reaching a peak point when you start thinking, hurry up and rain! Then it does rain, and it’s like a sudden lift, and the pressure is gone. It is hard to describe.