Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ostara Ritual

Here is the Ostara Ritual we used at tonight’s Welcoming Circle: OSTARA RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE— from https://www.thoughtco.com/hold-an-ostara-ritual-for-solitaries-2562480 Light the green candle and say: The Wheel of the Year turns once more, and the vernal equinox arrives. Light and dark … Continue reading

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Ixtab: Mayan Goddess of Suicide

Suicide is a difficult subject to address because it’s so painful. I have lost three friends over the years due to suicide and each death has left its mark upon me. This is further complicated in Christian circles by the … Continue reading

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Ostara: Balance and Growth

This coming Monday, April 20, is the Pagan Sabbat of Ostara which is always celebrated on the vernal equinox.  Since we have equal hours of sunlight and moonlight on Ostara, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the balance of all things: … Continue reading

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Happy Eostre…Or Is That Easter? Or Ostara?

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippy, hoppity, Eostre’s on its way!  Or is that Easter?  Or Ostara?  To be honest, it’s really hard to tell the difference.  Nearly every Christian tradition associated with the celebration of … Continue reading

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Ixchel: Mayan Goddess

One of the things I’ve noticed in the Pagan circles I’m a part of is a lack of god/goddess imagery from Central America. Most of what I’m accustomed to seeing is European or a precursor to European Pagan religion such … Continue reading

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Discernment Ritual

We used this closing ritual at last month’s Welcoming Circle. It’s a group ritual but can be adapted for solitary practitioners. The topic for the night was how do we discern our call/vocation, i.e. what we were put on this … Continue reading

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March Full Moon: Worm Moon

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold…Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” [Mark 4:8-9, NRSV] According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon “is … Continue reading

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