Ostara Blessings

Happy Spring Equinox! Wishing you all blessing and abundance on this bright Ostara day. Or, Mabon blessings if you’re in the southern hemisphere :).

I’ve been celebrating by doing some serious spring cleaning and spending time outside planting seeds in the garden. We’ve been lucky here in the UK as the weather has been glorious today, perfect for welcoming IMG_20190320_145242_144in the spring and spending time outside.

I’m hoping to spend some time over the next few days meditating on my goals and figuring what my next steps will be to manifest my intentions since I feel like things have been a little manic lately and I haven’t had time to stop and check in with myself.

To help with that, I wrote an incantations to the goddess Ostara to ask for a little guidance and decided to share it here!

 

Ostara Prayer for Guidance

 

Maiden Ostara, Goddess of Spring

Growth and new life in your wake you will bring.

The sun reaches out and wakes the earth,

And plants and creatures come to birth.

Colour returns as the flowers bloom,

Life is now growing in the mother’s womb.

Goddess I ask you to guide my hand,

As I plant my seeds upon this land.

What must I reap and what must I sow,

So my intentions and wishes may grow?

 

Hope you’re all having a wonderful Ostara and blessed be! x

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Beltane Blessings

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If you’re anything like me it may not seem like 5 minutes since we were celebrating Ostara but alas the Wheel has turned once again and May Day, or Beltane, is upon us. For those who don’t know Beltane is one of the eight Witch’s Sabbats, or days of power, and is the festival which marks the beginning of summer. Traditionally it was the time of year when cattle would be turned out into the fields. Farmers would drive the cattle through bonfires in order to protect the livestock from disease and misfortune. Such a practise seems a little counter productive if you ask me but each to their own! Beltane also marks the joining of the Goddess and God in marriage. It is a time to celebrate all things love, sex and fertility. Beltane is a joyous, celebratory festival when we begin to see the fruits of the seeds we have planted at Imbolg and germinated at Ostara. The sun has returned to us, the flowers are in bloom and nature is at it’s most lively and vibrant.

There are many ways to celebrate Beltane, not least the jumping of Bel-fires, danicing around phallic May poles and the crowning of the May Queen. If you are hoping to conceive sometime soon it is the perfect time for a little fertility magic or perhaps just to celebrate the love in your life. Or you could give this simple Beltane Love Spell a try!

Beltane altars should be decorated with flowers and plants, as well as all things green. Symbols of love such as Rose Quartz and rose petals are also perfect. Take time to stop and look at how you have grown throughout the year so far and all the progress that has been made. At Imbolg and Ostara we set out our intentions for the year, at Beltane we should begin to see those intentions manifesting themselves. Remember to show gratitude for all the blessings and help you have received on your path so far. If possible try and spend some time outside and look around you at nature in all it’s glory. It’s a great day for gardening and taking care of plants if that is your thing. I’ve been outside this morning potting on last years baby strawberry plants. We may not be experiencing the glorious May weather here in the U.K just yet but there is still much to be enjoyed in the great outdoors!

However you choose to celebrate Beltane let it be joyful, celebratory and most of all fun!

Have a wonderful and blessed Beltane ❤