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  • Ostara Cooking
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    Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration? Here's where you'll find information on seasonal treats such as eggs, breads, light soups, salads, and desserts for the Sabbat.
  • Ostara Customs, Traditions and Folklore
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    Ostara, the spring equinox, has plenty of folkore and customs connected to it. From the festivals of ancient Rome to the colorful egg hunt, learn about some of the traditions surrounding the spring season.
  • Rites and Rituals for Ostara, the Spring Equinox
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    Celebrate the season of Ostara, the spring equinox, with rituals and rites that honor the season of rebirth and renewal.
  • Well i must say it been a long time since i wrote something worth sharing so her…
    Well i must say it been a long time since i wrote something worth sharing so here it is
    NEW WAY OF CALLING THE QUARTERS
    This came to be just as I lied down to bed the words and the visual images created as my muse sung into my ear. So I rush down stairs and wrote it down

    Mark out your circle and at each cardinal point place an object or candle to represent the element.
    East – Air
    Things transparent crystal beryl and pearls
    A feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers.
    Wand
    A yellow Candle

    South – Fire
    Thunderstones, firestones, things Red or fiery, as in jasper; volcanic, as in lava; clear, as in quartz crystal.
    Flame, lava, a heated object
    Athame or Sword
    A red Candle

    West – Water
    A sea shell Pumice stone, sponge, things Transparent or translucent, as in amethyst and aquamarine; blue, as in blue tourmaline
    Dish or Bowl of water
    A cup Chalice or Cauldron
    A Blue Candle

    North – Earth
    Earth dark and heavy, things Heavy or opaque, as in coal; green, as in emerald and peridot.
    A pentacle or crystal bowl of earth
    A green or brown candle

    To Start

    When ready to begin stand in the centre of the circle and focus on what you wish to achieve be it ritual or a spell or a healing and when you feel that you can justify to yourself that this is the right course of actions proceed. *If you have doubts then do not proceed with planed activity take the time to commune with the divine for the right course of actions.

    *This is important for both groups and individuals to do this although some groups may have difficulties if on or two individual within are not happy with rite but with the will of the goddess and gods the right course of action will present its self.

    During the calling of the quarters you will need to visualise the elements The elements should be visualised in the same way apart from earth which will change

    VISUALISATION FOR AIR, FIRE AND WATER.
    Facing the direction of the element look straight ahead starring through walls trees etc until you can see the horizon.
    Their you see something moving fast towards you spinning like a tornado its so far of in the distance you can only make out a whirling mist (light grey for air, orange and red for fire and deep blues and white for water) the close it gets the more you can see it made of the element as tall as its from the earth to the skies getting wider and wider filling your whole view when you feel the elements force against your body (air, warmth and moisture) Speak the words.
    For earth look straight ahead starring through walls trees etc until you can see the horizon feel the earth below you rubble see giant crystals shoot up piercing the sky slowly at first until your view of the horizon is blocked by thousands of crystal shards watch it begin to envelope the sky moving close like a crystal avalanche feel the earth rubble and shake below you. Speak the words

    SPEAKING THE WORDS VISUALISATION the elemental force becoming form allow the element to choose its form it may be human or animal or a mix of the two

    So now we know the visualisation

    THE WORDS
    Standing East Visualising say
    I Call to AIR across time and space in corporal form please take your place.
    I welcome you oh spirit of air add your wonders to my / our rite and guard from unwanted sight and keep safe all those within till it time to withdraw again

    Standing South Visualising say
    I Call to FIRE across time and space in corporal form please take your place.
    I welcome you oh spirit of Fire add your wonders to my / our rite and guard from unwanted sight and keep safe all those within till it time to withdraw again.

    Standing West Visualising say
    I Call to WATER across time and space in corporal form please take your place.
    I welcome you oh spirit of water add your wonders to my / our rite and guard from unwanted sight and keep safe all those within till it time to withdraw again

    Standing North Visualising say
    I Call to EARTH across time and space in corporal form please take your place.
    I welcome you oh spirit of earth add your wonders to my / our rite and guard from unwanted sight and keep safe all those within till it time to withdraw again.

    RETURN TO CENTER OF CIRCLE

    Four element to a circle bound consecrate this scared space…
    (VISULALISE the out side of the circle spinning slowly at first moving around you can see the elements moving around moving faster and faster so fast you cant make out where one element start or ends you can feel the energy being created fill the space charging it with good magicks (when you feel ready take out your wand, Athame or finger and point it straight up))
    Above and below (touch ground with wand, athame or finger) to create a bubble for magicks to grow.
    Visualise a dome above you pure white (or another colour suitable for your rite), which turns crystal clear allowing you to see the elements in the correct places.

    Perform your rite in the normal way

    Dismissing the elements

    Again taking your Wand, Athame or finger touch the ground then point straight up and say

    Like the Magick this circle is done so unwind what once was bound and returned to ground

    Facing North
    To earth you may leave this place and return to your position across time and space
    (Visualise the crystals being drawn back and the figure of earth melting into the ground,)

    Facing west
    To water you may leave this place and return to your position across time and space.
    (Visualise the figure of water washing away like the ebb and flow of the tide)

    Facing South
    To fire you may leave this and return to your position across time and space
    (Visualise the figure explodes and vanish)

    Facing East
    To East you may leave this and return to your position across time and space
    (visualise the figure just float away and vanish)
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  • Opening Yourself Up to Love and Healing

    You will need the following items for…

    Opening Yourself Up to Love and Healing

    You will need the following items for this spell:

    Sea salt

    Chalk (Something to draw a circle on the floor with)

    Bowl of water

    Purple Candle

    Yellow Candle

    Blue Candle

    Red Candle

    Green Candle

    Pink Candle

    White Candle

    Black Candle

    Pearls/Pink Rose Petals

    Lavender Incense

    White Sage Smudge Stick (You can find these at any pagan store)

    Lighter/Match

    Altar

    This spell will help heal all past emotional wounds and open your heart to love. It is best preformed on a waxing moon, preferably on a Friday.

    Casting Instructions for 'Opening Yourself Up to Love and Healing Spell'

    Draw a circle on the floor with chalk or something else. Make sure it is big enough to store yourself and your altar. Put all of your ingredients on the alter, arranging them however you want. Purify the circle with sea salt. Face East, holding the yellow candle. Light the candle and say, "Hail Guardians of the East. I summon the powers of Air! Windswept meadow, breath of life, fantastic torrent removing strife, with clarity, the power to know, I invoke you!" Set the candle on the floor on the edge of the circle and say, "By the Air that is Her breath, be with me now." Draw the symbol for Air above the candle. If you don't know what that is, then here is a link to a picture that shows all of the elements' symbols: http://occult-advances.org/images/j.jpg
    Now, face South, holding the red candle. Light the candle and say, "Hail Guardians of the South. I summon the powers of Fire! Blazing flame, crackling fire, the quickened pulse of heart's desire, with energy, the power of will, I invoke you!" Place the candle at the edge of the circle on the floor and say, "By the Fire that is Her spirit, be with me now." Draw the symbol of fire above the candle.
    Face the West now, holding the blue candle. Light the candle and say, "Hail Guardians of the West. I summon the powers of Water!Rushing stream, vast, dark ocean, poetry of the soul in motion, with intuition, feeling, the power to dare, I invoke you!" Set the candle on the floor at the edge of the circle and say, "By the Waters of Her womb and by the Water that is Her blood, be with me now." Draw the symbol for water over the candle.
    Face North, holding the green candle. Light it and say, "Hail Guardians of the North. I summon the powers of Earth! Cave of darkness, standing stone, the celebration of flesh and bone, with stillness, the power of silence, I invoke you!" Place the candle on the floor at the Northern part of the circle and say, "By the Earth that is Her body, be with me now." Draw the symbol for Earth over the candle. Now, move to the center of your circle where your altar should be.
    Light the purple candle in the center of your altar and say, "As above, so below. As within, so without. Four stars in this place be, combined to call the fifth to me. Circumfrence and center, woven together, to make the circle complete!" Draw a pentagram over the candle.
    Now, walk around your circle three times, clockwise, beginning from the East. Once you make it back to the East after your third time, say, "This circle is closed. Imagine a sphere forming around your circle, going deep into the ground and sky, combining both. Now, you are ready to preform the spell.
    Grab the White Sage Smudge Stick and light it, fanning the smoke around yourself. You might want to do this outside so you won't set off any alarms. As you fan both your back and front, think cleansing, peaceful thoughts. Let the feeling of peace and tranquility consume you as the smoke purifies you. Let the smoke fan around the circle as well. When you and your circle are cleansed, set the smudge stick next to the yellow candle or just put it out. Light the lavender incense and let it burn. Smell the aroma of the lavender and allow it to calm you. In the center of your altar, next to the purple candle, place the pink candle. Place the pearls/pink rose petals around it. Light the candle, saying, "I invoke the Goddess Aphrodite. With her, may she bring the power to love. Aphrodite, please accept these pearls/rose petals, as they are a gift to you."
    Now, grab the white and black candles, setting them before the pink candle. Light the black candle, saying, "This candle represents all of the hardships I have been through. This candles holds me back and keeps me from love. It blocks my healing. It is the fear within me, and the fear must be extinguished." Now, take the time to tell the candle all of the hardships you have been through in life. This could be deaths, break-ups, or bad luck. When you have finished telling the flame all of the bad things, then put it out with your fingers. (Lick them before you do it so you won't get burned.) DO NOT BLOW THE CANDLE OUT. It takes the magick away with it. Besides, you will deeply offend the element Fire.
    Now, light the white candle and say, "This candle represents the healing that is to come. This represents the future happiness and calm that I will feel. It is the sun rising, the light in the darkness, and my hope. May it burn in my heart." Now, grab the bowl of water and put some sea salt in it, saying, "I purify this water." Pour some of the white candle's wax into the bowl. After this is done, say, "The true flame burns within me." Then, put out the white candle's flame with your fingers. If you're a pansy, then use something else to snuff it out with.
    Focus on the pink candle again and say, "Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty. Please bring beauty into my life and fill me with love." Now, talk about all of your desires and hopes into the candle. When you are done, pour some of the pink wax into the water. Then say, "Goddess Aphrodite, thank you for your time. I will hold you no longer. Please accept my gratitude." Snuff out the candle's flame.
    Now, take the bowl of water and say, "Water heal me and mold me. Turn me into the person I want to be." Dip your fingers in the water and draw a pentagram on your forehead with it.
    Walk three times around your circle, counter-clockwise, and when you get to East after your third time, say, "The circle is open but not broken." Go to the center of your circle and take your purple candle.
    Say, "Spirit, thank you for your wholeness and completion in tonight's circle. Please depart, but leave in peace and beauty."
    Snuff out the candle. Go to the North and grab your green candle. Pick it up and say, "Earth, thank you for your strength and guidance in tonight's circle. Please depart, but leave in peace and beauty." Snuff out the candle.
    Go to the West and grab the blue candle. Say, "Water, thank you for your healing and peace in tonight's circle. Please depart, but leave in peace and beauty." Snuff out the candle.
    Go to the South and grab the red candle. Say, "Fire, thank you for your passion and energy in tonight's circle. Please depart, but do it in peace and beauty." Snuff out the candle.
    Go to the East and grab the yellow candle. Say, "Air, thank you for your intellect and bravery in tonight's circle. Please depart, but do it in love and beauty." Clean up all of your things and then grab the rose petals/pearls and bury them beneath a tree or toss them into running water. This ends the spell. Remember, though, that a spell does not work alone. You should not expect this to welcome love into your life if you lock yourself up in a room. You need to go out and begin to talk to people, begin to have fun, and begin to forget. Magick can only work if we believe in it and help it. Thank you.

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    Ostara Ritual for Spring

    This Ritual is written for a group but can be easily transformed into a Solitary Ritual. Blessed be.

    Set up Area; Bless and cleans before others arrive. 5 candles for elements.
    Alter ~ Spring flowers in basket with eggs
    Cauldron of water
    Pouring jars filled with Cream and Honey
    Pastel Candle
    1-Seedling Plant to plant
    Flowers one for each guest
    Staff against back of alter.
    Plants around alter for spring and spring blessings.
    Ritual Begin;
    HPS,
    It is time, Let us now center our spirits as we ready the call unto the earth for a new birth within spring. Allowing us at this time to quiet our thoughts and spirits within the touch of new life. Let us recognize the awaking spring, Ostara
    HP; Ostara, Eástre is the divinity of Spring, the radiant dawn, of up springing light, that in a spectacle light now brings joy and blessing.
    As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a his joining (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess.

    Woman; Spring is the season of rebirth and new life. It's the time of year when the cycle of life, death, and rebirth is complete. As plants bloom and new life returns, the theme of resurrection is ever present. Ostara, the spring equinox, is the season for that which has gone dormant to become revitalized, alive, and reborn.

    Everyone: take a moment to center with the season, Walking in the yard, touching the trees, grass and plants awakening them for a new spring.
    walk to circle area and call the ritual forth;
    Now we walk the circle round
    awaking life from sky to ground.
    Together the elements are called by all while walking around the circle.
    We call the powers to join within,
    the turning of the wheel again.
    By Air, by water, by earth and fire,
    by sprits passed through veils mired.
    With protections and blessing to ever last,
    We welcome thee unto this circle cast.
    Each person, Lights their candle.
    Man; Takes the staff as the young Lord; he walks around the circle as …
    Woman: “Here stands the Green Lord, young and strong he awaits his love, let him hear Her heart beating softly like a dove’s. Where is she?”
    Man; calls out “We shall call her Lord, that she may awaken. For the maiden sleeps beneath winters blanket. Within her dreams she waits for you.”
    Everyone;
    We turn the wheel by circles path,
    For winters cold soon shall pass.
    Go from here thy ice and cold,
    Bring again Springs beauty bold.
    We call to thee; our maiden of Earth,
    From within thy womb shall be rebirth.
    The Lord in honor awaits you here,
    In your love, life is without fear.
    Person; steps into the circle picks up some flowers and says ; I have awaited your loving call. Winter's bareness shall now be gone. My heart is filled with the warmth of love.
    I call to thee; “Winter, leave us now.” For spring is life and life is renewed.
    Woman;
    The wheel turns and turns again,
    Forever beginning without end.
    Man; Spring is coming to the land, days growing longer, warm breezes shall move across the earth as life will begin to stir within the womb of Earth.
    We stand in witness to this rebirth. Unto Their blessed union we give offerings from the times of the Old Ones.
    As you pour your item in the hole call the item aloud.
    Person; will read corresponding descriptions of the offerings;
    Man ~ Grain
    Woman ~ Honey
    Man ~ Cream
    Woman ~ Water

    Grain; To assure that the cycle of life continues.
    Honey; That life may be sweetened with happiness and laughter.
    Cream; That when life comes it shall be nourished and cared for.
    Water; To remember that birth brings tears both of joy and sorrow.
    Everyone;
    The wheel turns and turns again,
    Forever beginning without end.
    It is nice to give each person who attends one of the plants around the altar when finished.
    HPS;
    Our Lord stand waiting within the setting Sun.
    As Our Lady approaches veiled as this day is done.
    Together they dance across the endless sky,
    Assuring all who seek them; life shall never die.
    They weave a spell of love; as life mingles on,
    The Wheel turns ~ New life has begun.
    Blessed Be …
    HP;
    The wheel turns and turns again,
    Forever beginning without end.
    Blessed Be.
    Everyone;
    We release the elements of which we have called.
    Giving thanks and blessing unto them, one and all.
    This circle is open in trust and heart,
    Merry we meet and Merry we part.

    Ritual; Ostara Ritual for Spring 2010
    by Lady Abigail
    Ravensgrove Coven Greenfield IN
    Copyright © 03162010

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    Affirmation
    I honor the coming of Spring…the breath of new life awaits me.
    I am of the Earth
    I touched Her soul and feel Her heart beat.
    I reach into Her rich dark soil and feel Her life echo through me
    I become part of Her, part of the Mother Earth and Her rich Love.
    As I become part of Her, I feel the warmth of Her Light
    …and the burning flame of Her Love as it breathes Life into me.
    I am of the Great Mother Goddess
    Lady Patti © 01nov2012

    Dear Mother Goddess
    Blessed Mother of the Earth
    I touched Your tree today and I felt it hum
    I touched Your soil today and I felt it vibrate
    I touched Your wind today and I felt it flow through my Soul
    Dear Mother Goddess
    I touched You today and I felt Your Love.
    So That I may and If You will hear
    That I touched You Today
    With Gratitude that I am Blessed to be of You

    Lady Patti © 18June2012

    Artist: Unknown

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    Spring Sabbat Incense

    3 parts Frankincense
    2 parts Sandalwood
    1 part Benzoin
    1 part Lily of the Vally
    1 part Cinnamon
    a few drops Patchouli oil
    Burn during spring and summer Sabbat rituals.

    Lady Abigail
    Copyright © 003151999

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    The New Active energy is a Flowering; an unfolding of the Creative Imagination in the Now. We no longer have to force or impose our will on things to see results. The Feminine Force works powerfully through the open Heart Chakra that is aligned with Acceptance of the moment. From this point of Stillness, perfect Wisdom, Power and Love arise.

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  • Good morning everyone well it Tuesday and we are a little over 24hr from the sta…
    Good morning everyone well it Tuesday and we are a little over 24hr from the start of the equinox which starts at March 20 2010 17:32 GMT So today may the gods grant you the state of mind where balance is achieved Brightest Blessings Draco )o(/|\
  • Autumnal equinox

    Main article: Autumnal equinox

    The holiday of the autumnal…

    Autumnal equinox

    Main article: Autumnal equinox

    The holiday of the autumnal equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druidic traditions), is a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas / Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain.

  • Ēostre or Ostara or vernal Equinox March 20 2010 17:32 GMT
    Vernal equinox

    The…

    Ēostre or Ostara or vernal Equinox March 20 2010 17:32 GMT
    Vernal equinox

    The vernal equinox, often called Ostara, inaugurates the new year on the Zodiacal calendar. From this point the day overcomes the night. It is widely recognized by many mythologies as the time of rebirth or return for vegetation gods (e.g. Attis) and is celebrated as a time of great fertility.

    Egg decorating is a very common tradition in vernal celebration throughout Europe.

    The holiday is strongly associated with fertility goddess Ostara (the eastern star). She is notably associated with the fecund symbols of the hare and egg. Her teutonic name may be etymological ancestor of the words east and Easter

  • 8th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Flame, Fire.
    Characteristics: Day of humility and f…

    8th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Flame, Fire.
    Characteristics: Day of humility and forgiveness, purity and transformation. Day of the inner fire that cleanses and purifies.

    Recommendations: Today we have to be pure and selfless, free ourselves from the weight of problems, and everything that holds us back, and move forward. Good day to visit with close friends and relatives, to forgive, bring positive new changes, build better relationships. Cleansing and fasting is recommended. Good to meditate on open flames, and cleanse home with burning candles.

    Precautions: Meeting with unreliable people, stress and strain should be avoided. Be careful with fire! Sex is not recommended.

  • Moon Day 8
    An auspicious day for trips, especially a business trip or long journ…

    Moon Day 8
    An auspicious day for trips, especially a business trip or long journey. The Vedic tradition recommends this day for many different things, including art, physical activities, and any business related to property. This is also thought to be one of the best days for any kind of beginning. However, this could be a critical day for those who are ill.
  • Tuesday — Tiu's day
    Middle English tiwesday or tewesday
    Old English tiwesdæg "T…

    Tuesday — Tiu's day
    Middle English tiwesday or tewesday
    Old English tiwesdæg "Tiw's (Tiu's) day"
    Latin dies Martis "day of Mars"
    Ancient Greek hemera Areos "day of Ares"

    Tiu (Twia) is the English/Germanic god of war and the sky. He is identified with the Norse god Tyr.

    Mars is the Roman god of war.

    Ares is the Greek god of war.

  • Sunrise: 6:13 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:20 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 12h 06m
    Tomorrow will be…

    Sunrise: 6:13 AM GMT
    Sunset: 6:20 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 12h 06m
    Tomorrow will be 3m 57s longer.
    Moon Rise: 10:12 AM GMT
    Moon Set: 1:34 AM GMT
    Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent 46% Illuminated

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