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

Posted in Goddess, Ostara, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Goddess | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Easter Witch?

The Easter Witch? Yes, that’s what I said!. There was an interesting AP article by Matti Huuhtanen that appeared in my newspaper last year entitled “Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells Before Easter.” (Google it!) Needless to say, it … Continue reading

Posted in Easter | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Creation Spirituality, Easter, Ostara, Prayer, Spirituality | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Easter, Ostara | Tagged , | 9 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day: The Great Snake Controversy

For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is simply a day where we celebrate all things Irish, including the color green, shamrocks and drinking LOTS of Guinness. Americans go crazy for this secularized holiday and, according to an Irish friend of … Continue reading

Posted in Ostara | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Goddess | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment