Merry Meet All,
Last night I was delighted to discover a small white bud where I planted my crocuses and snowdrops last fall. It is a sure sign of spring/ Ostara and is what I am going to talk about today. Vernal equinox begins on March 20th, which is tomorrow, in the Northern Hemisphere.
Ostara is the second spring festival. The hours of day and night are equal. An important symbol of Ostara is eggs. Eggs represent fertility and abundance so you can plant seeds as symbols of what you want to grow and reap for the coming year. The Goddess awakens from her deep slumber. The Crone changes to the Maiden. The God arises to stir forth new green life.
Set up an altar in your kitchen to honor Ostara. Listen to the birds’ songs, celebrate the return of the light half of the year and look for new buds and growth. Spring is upon us!! The photos above are of my Ostara altar and the first flower bud of the season in my garden!!
Merry Meet All,
Tonight is Full Moon. I am excited and am always excited when this time comes. It is known as Storm Moon. Ostara arrives on March 20th, the vernal spring equinox. A lot to look forward to.
Recently I bought a book called Witchcraft on a Shoestring by Deborah Blake. Her book is truly awesome. I encourage everyone to grab a copy of this book who aims to practice the Craft and not cave into overspending. That is easy to do as we all know. The book is divided into crafts and recipes. She has a witty style and I enjoyed reading the book immensely.
I am a die hard DIY. I was familiar with many of the craft suggestions in the book. I realized she may have been writing for a newbie audience. People who are new to the Craft and looking for suggestions on how to save money. I have already made my own goddess figures from clay, made my own pentacles, wicker pentacles, pendulums, tumbled my own stones, sewn my own cloaks, robes and gowns and many many other crafts. Despite my own knowledge and previous experience with witchy garb and tools, I still found the book a joy to read. Some of the recipes were delicious. It never hurts to learn a new recipe. So her book must be geared toward a newbie audience.
All in all, a great book which I give ten broomsticks to!!
Read it and better yet, if you want to save money, borrow from the library. Blessings to all on this Storm Moon!!