Cat’s Morning Bits for March 18, 2022 “Ostara/ Spring Equinox Edtion”
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
“O the green things growing, the green things growing,
The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve,
Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing.”
- Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Green Things Growing
March 2022 Events
March 1 Mardi Gras
March 2 New Moon 9:34 am PST/ 10:34 am MST/ 12:34 pm
March 13 Daylight Saving Time (Spring ahead!) at 2 am
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 18 Full Storm Moon 12:17 am PST/ 1:17 am MST/ 3:17 am EST
March 18 Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
March 20 Spring Equinox/ Ostara /Sun enters Aries
Magickal Spot: An Enchanting Prayer for Ostara [5 Min Chant]
Ostara is a wonderful time to connect with nature and with your craft, but did you know that you can connect and honor this wonderful pagan holiday with a prayer? If you want to learn more about this with some tips and tricks on how to use this prayer properly keep reading this article!
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.
Ostara Walks (by Cat)
Ostara walks in beauty
Ostara walks in hope
She is the dawn of springtime, and brings the world rebirth;
On gentle breeze her name is sung, nature is her choir.
Ostara walks in beauty
Ostara walks in joy
Her mantle is the new green grass, unfolding from the earth;
Laughter floating on the air, light, and silver shining.
Ostara walks in beauty
Ostara walks in grace
Unselfishly she shares her gifts, they heal the human soul;
Winters dark is banished, rebirth now takes its place.
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Ostara
Ostara is also known as the spring equinox and is a celebration of fertility, rebirth, and renewal. At this point in the wheel of the year, day and night are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium.
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
- Robin Williams
MBG: 6 Grounding Ways To Use The Virgo Full Moon To Get Oh-So-Organized
Stop, drop, and tune in to your mental state. How are you doing…really? There’s a lot going on in the world right now that feels scary and out of our control. It’s a frustrating time for humanity, to put it mildly, which can stir up feelings of helplessness. Enter the 2022 Virgo full moon, which can act as a supportive beacon.
Today’s DIY: Rabbit Décor for Ostara and the Spring Equinox – Celebrate the wheel of the Year – Magical Crafting
Patheos Pagan: Answering the Call of Cernunnos
MARCH 17, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
I get questions all the time. When I get the same question several times in close succession, that usually means it’s time to write about it publicly – if only so I can point future questioners to a blog post instead of having to answer it yet again.
EarthSky News: March equinox 2022: All you need to know
The March equinox – also called the vernal equinox – marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere. The March 2022 equinox will arrive on March 20 at 15:33 UTC. That’s 10:33 a.m. Central Daylight Time.
Patheos-Pagan: Ostara: Decorating Eggs In Celebration Of Spring Equinox
MARCH 2, 2020 BY GWYN
Over the last week, Michigan has been transformed into the Ice Planet Hoth. Temperatures have been hovering in the low teens and inches of fluffy white snow have filled our lawns, sidewalks, and highways.
Pagan Playlist: Ostara by Lisa Thiel
Inner Journey: A LIGHT LOOK AT LIFE’S JOURNEY
“Inside every older person is a younger person–wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong
“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”
— Helen Hayes (at 73)
“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”
— Bette Davis
“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
— Caryn Leschen
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark
“I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.”
— Sandra Knell
Today’s Recipe: Spring Lime Tea Cookies
These are light, buttery tea cookies bursting with citrus flavor. Perfect for a spring day.
Magical Correspondences for Ostara/Spring Equinox
Colors: Green, Yellow
Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites
Rituals: rituals of balance herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action
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: Fertility Deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena
Daily Tarot: A Tarot Spread for the Spring Equinox (innergoddesstarot)
March 20th marks the beginning of Spring here in the northern hemisphere, and even though I still wore my winter parka today, my heart is starting to believe that gentler weather and green life will soon appear.
I’m not a winter person, and by March I am sick of the sight of dirty snow, brown scrubby plants, feeling cold and hunched and restricted. So when Ostara and the Equinox arrive, I’m ready to burst free, to let everything that hid and percolated within me during the winter months reveal itself, and then grow and thrive.
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