Merry meet all,
The weather outside is frightful. Ostara is a few days away. I am trying to believe that spring is coming. Yet my snowdrops are buried under wet freezing rain/ slush. Snowdrops are sacred to the Goddess Brighid. I dedicated my snowdrops to her for that reason. Every early spring they grow. More flowers are on the way.
The sky darkens early here still. I may be the only one here but I love the dark half of the year. My dark side reveals itself a lot. I downloaded a cool photo of a skull resting on the open pages of a book. It is such a cool picture. I am currently reading Spirit Conjuring for Witches by Frater Barrabas. I have a ways to go yet. I will post a review when I have finished reading it. I will miss the dark time but I also embrace spring. I can only take so much of wearing a heavy winter coat and boots after all.
I do miss my garden. I have started echinacea, dill, thyme and lavender from seed. I hope to plant them in my garden once all chance of frost has passed. I also have rosemary and calendula cuttings which I hope will develop roots and be ready to plant in soil. I would love for once to successfully grow rosemary. I learned that rosemary doesn’t like to be moved. Dill has deep roots. Calendula will bloom if you overwinter it indoors if there is enough sun. The more I work with herbs, the more I learn from them. I intend to order mugwort, moonwort and mandrake seeds if I can. I am determined to grow a pumpkin patch this year too. I will grow beefsteak tomatoes too and peas, beans, carrots, herbs too, I planted my garlic last fall. I can’t wait. I hope to get hyssop and feverfew to grow from seed too. I have the room in my garden for all this!
I am ready for spring. I look forward to reviving my garden and not being weighed down by a woollen winter coat.
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(
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Merry meet all,
Who besides me hates winter? Let’s see a showing of witch hats. Yeah I thought you would all agree. Last night’s full moon was the last of the dark winter full moons for the season. It gets exciting from here. Spring is on its way. So you can all breathe a sigh of relief. I am.
I think winter affects us in more ways than just seasonal affective disorder. I have not felt any inclination to do any magick at all. This is not like me. I do enjoy it. It could be because I live alone and never have any company for an esbat. It could be because it is hard to know if you are growing or not when you live alone. These things all contribute to how and when and if people perform magick. It certainly affects me. I performed a simple meditation last night. That is all I had the energy for.
Yet I managed to manifest a cat. It sounds like I need more confidence in myself and trust in myself. So I propose to try to have more confidence and trust in myself. I do suffer from anxiety and depression, which can take over your life. I usually try to not let this affect me. I have to keep thinking Spring is almost here. The Spring Equinox occurs later this month. Who couldn’t be cheered up that?
So I can assume that this depression I am going through could possibly by seasonal. Let’s hope so. By the way, I hope you all check out the amazing movie The Theory of Everything about Stephan Hawking. I watched that movie yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I was so engrossed in the movie I forgot about everything else. You will cheer for Stephan Hawking. He is inspirational.
You can view the trailer here:
Blessings, Lady Spiderwitch
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Merry meet all,
As I am sure most you are aware, Valentine’s Day is two days away. I hate V-Day and shall not be posting about V-Day. I have my own reasons.
On a brighter note, Ostara is next month. The Full moon shines on Friday night. This month’s Full Moon is known as Snow Moon.
“In colonial America, February’s Full Moon was known as Snow Moon, a time when some fierce blizzards would sweep across the land. To some it was the Quickening Moon, a time when nature began to reawaken. Even though early snow crocus may bloom, most regions are blanketed with snow. Now is the time to ask the Snow Moon to assist you in making a positive changes in your life. Just as nature is posed to awaken from its winter rest, we can awaken to a new purpose or calling. The Snow Moon is when you should “plant” your seed for change-, then let them take root. Make a plan now, and stick to it. Anything is possible- a new career, going back to school- you decide. On this night you announce your magical intentions to the Snow Moon. As a token of thanks, light a violet candle and speak to the Goddess:
As the Earth wears a cocoon of white, in Icy splendour Snow Moon, you guard the night. Let me make changes, let me be reborn. Now I plant the seed of magick: I am transformed.” James Krambos.
Taken from Llewellyn datebook, 2014.
Lady Spiderwitch )O(
Merry Meet All,
Spring is a time to think of renewal and rebirth. The earth shows us signs of rebirth, when the snow claws back and the muddy fresh earth emerges. Buds grow on the trees and baby animals spring up everywhere. Yup spring is in the air.
Here is a Ostara craft that you can try. You will need the following:
Card-stock, or bristleboard
Pens, markers and other craft supplies
Select a packet of seeds for each greeting card. Use the glue to attach the card to the front of the card. A hot glue gun can damage the seeds inside. It is best to use regular craft glue.
Use your pens or markers or glitter pens to write an inspiring message inside. Try:
Wishing you a blooms and abundance at Ostara!
Give the cards to friends during the Ostara season.