Cat’s Morning Bits for March 20, 2019
Ostara Blessings & Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start the first day of Spring with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
The Spring Equinox is associated with, or known as: Alban Eilir, Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz, No Ruz, Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and the Vernal Equinox.
All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair-
The bees are stirring-birds are on the wing-
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
MBG: How To Bring More Balance To Your Life With Tonight’s Libra Full Supermoon
Peace, love, and harmony are the order of the day on March 20 (9:43 p.m. EDT), when the Libra full supermoon—the first in a rare, back-to-back pair—shines overhead. This harmonious zodiac sign counts among its ranks John Lennon, Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize) and Gandhi, whose advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world” will feel like the answer to everything under this lunar light
Tetraktys: Ostara Seed Blessing Ritual For Solitary Witches
On the Wheel of the year, Ostara is the celebration of the spring Equinox. This Sabbat marks a point of perfect balance between light and darkness. Past this point, the days will be longer than the nights: we will be into the brightest part of the year. For Wiccans, Ostara is a festival of fertility and light.
Elephant Journal: Five Ways to Celebrate Spring Equinox (& One Simple Ritual).
Is there anything more exciting than the first promise of spring?
Personally, I am grateful to live in a part of the world where the seasons are clearly demarcated by Nature’s travels around the Wheel of the Year.
As a quick refresher of high school science (which I paid little attention to, I can assure you), let me share the basics of what happens during the Vernal Equinox.
MNN: Your shedding dog can help birds this spring
When I brush my dog, especially in spring, I like to do it on the back deck. Depending on how much fluff I gather and how hard the wind is blowing, I often have wandering dog-hair tumbleweeds all over the yard
EarthSky News: Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox
The March 20-21, 2019, full moon ushers in the first full moon of spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. This full moon is also a supermoon, particularly close to Earth. It comes less than four hours after the arrival of the March 20 equinox.
Patheos-Pagan: Parenting the Divine: Your Pagan Kids’ Egg Hunt
From Chaos to Connection – making the most of your Pagan kids’ egg hunt.
It’s that time again when colorful eggs fill stores, and parents brace for the next sugar high. Regardless of origins or absorption into the wider culture, hunting for eggs at the Spring Equinox is a delightful tradition that many Pagan parents feel no guilt about adopting and incorporating into our own celebrations.
“…we can’t survive without enchantment… the loss of it is killing us.”
— Thomas Moore
“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.”
— Andrew Schneider
“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.”
— Albert Einstein
“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbsto angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr
A Note from the Universe
The more one loves for no reason at all the easier their life, the greater their friends, and the happier their times.
Thought.Co : Ostara Recipes
Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox; it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you’re really lucky, you may be able to find some spring greens to nibble on! Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration?
Magical Correspondences for Ostara
Colors: Green, Yellow
Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites
Rituals: balance, herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action and seed blessings.
Sacred Stones include: all Jaspers, Amethyst, Aquamarine, and Bloodstone
Incense and Scents: african violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry
Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, Woodruff, Olive, Iris, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Crocus, all spring flowers
Symbols include: four leaf clover, baskets, eggs, spring flowers, chicks, rabbits, budding twigs & flowers, sprouting bulbs
Food includes: lamb, eggs, seeds, leafy green vegetables, spiced or flower cupcakes, fruits, hot cross buns, sprouts, honey cakes
Deities: Deities: Fertility Deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena
March 20, 2019
“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”
-Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975)
Compassion moves us beyond our own immediate needs and concerns and shows us how important it is to look at the big picture. We are all in this together. When one of us feels pain it affects the whole. When one of us extends ourselves to ease that pain, the healing reverberates to affect the whole.
Beliefnet: 5 Easy Ways to Renew Yourself This Spring
It’s always important to nurture your psyche – with short breaks that are warm, reassuring and fun. What better time to do so than in spring, a season of rebirth and renewal. Here are tips to renew…
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