The Spring Equinox: Ostara (March 21) The Goddess manifests her treasures in the material world, and Mother Earth marks this event with the emergence of plants and young animals, setting the stage once again for future harvests, both those of the physical world and those of the spiritual realm. The miracle of birth is highlighted, … Continue reading Resurrection ~ The Rebirth of Spring ~ Ostara’s Personal Connection for Me
The goddess is Aurora...and with this goddess comes the happy anticipation of Spring, new beginnings, second chances, clean slates, rejuvenation. Plant new life-seeds now, and watch your future blossom. To honor & invoke this goddess, we're doing a short ritual to The Four Winds (Aurora's children)...join me.
I've been working like a maniac the last couple of weeks redoing the flowerbeds, landscaping, and cleaning up the yard. I wish I would've kept track of how many large bags of mulch and soil I've gone through; I can tell you that it is a lot! I told my husband that I must have … Continue reading Spring @ Our House (slideshow)
We've had lots of rain here in Nebraska over the past few days. These thundershowers have included hail and flash flood warnings in some areas. For us, it means water in the basement-- a huge *mess*! But I can't help admire the beauty of a dark rainy day. The color of everything is intensified-- the … Continue reading Nebraska Rain at Hedgewytch Hollow (video)
I feel like I'm waking from a fog. This past week I've been sick with the flu, in bed most of the time, filled up on Ibuprofen and cold medicine, sleeping off and on, and waiting for the moment I would feel normal again. Well, that moment has finally come-- ta,da!-- and none too soon; … Continue reading Wytchy Chit-Chat: It’s Been a Long Week
It seems like Spring has had to labor especially hard to make its presence felt this year, but I found hard evidence that it's finally arrived when I checked one of my flowerbeds this week. The last time I'd looked, these daffodils were timid little sprouts shivering beneath last year's dried oak leaves. We had new … Continue reading Tea-Time with the Witch: Spring Arrives at Hedgewytch Hollow
I'm looking forward to the spring equinox, I can't wait in fact. If the weather is going to be stubborn about turning springlike this year, at least the calendar can convince me that the season has turned! At our house, we color eggs, buy candy and fill baskets, plant bulbs, and celebrate the coming season … Continue reading Happy Ostara!