About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 6 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 21, 2019

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.

Blessings, Cat

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For glad Spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.
-Celia Thaxter (1835-94)

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Spirit Library: Planting the Garden of Your Soul – March 2019 Equinox

Dear Ones,

Planting the Garden of your Soul invites the Grace of the Angels to work in your daily life. This focused activity demonstrates your desire to co-create what you need to harvest a more bountiful future. The Equinox is always a moment of Profound Balance — a time to reassess your life and choose anew. When you plant clear intentions for your most empowered future, the manifestation of your dreams will become your new reality

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/planting-the-garden-of-your-soul-march-2019-equinox

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MBG: It’s Officially Spring & You Can Celebrate With These 5 Self-Care Rituals

Happy New Year—again! On March 20, 2019, at precisely 5:58 p.m. EST, the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox (from the Latin vernare, “to bloom”) in the northern hemisphere. It also marks the beginning of a new astrological year, as we are entering the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. For centuries, we actually celebrated the New Year at this pivotal moment at the end of March/beginning of April.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-rituals-for-the-spring-equinox

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Daily Good: Why Shadows Were Invented

In ‘From These Wilds Beyond Our Fences,’ Bayo Akomolafe points out that when Seventeenth-century physicist Francesco Grimaldi directed a focused ray of sunlight in a dark room, managing the ray so that it struck a thin rod and produced a shadow on a screen, he proved that light behaves in unexpected ways. In fact, light is only one side of a whole,like yin and yang. Thus “darkness is not the absence of light — it is the very dance of light…Light and dark are not opposites or estranged cosmic forces that one side must defeatfor there are no “sides.””

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2243/why-shadows-were-invented-bayo-akomolafe/

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Elephant Journal: 13 Rumi Poems to Awaken the Love Within Us.

When anxiety fills me, and I feel disconnected from my essence—or when I’m simply out of love—I turn to Rumi.
Rumi didn’t start out as the 13th century Persian poet we all cherish today. He was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and sober Islamic scholar—until he met the wandering dervish monk known as Shams Al Tabriz.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/07/13-rumi-poems-to-awaken-the-love-within-us/

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MNN: First-ever reef manta ray spotted in the eastern Pacific

Sometimes, you just need a change of scenery. A pregnant reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) has been spotted swimming far offshore in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, near Cocos Island, which is a long way from the creature’s traditional home.
Reef manta rays — as their name implies — generally stick to coastal regions, and they prefer the tropical and subtropical waters found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/first-ever-reef-manta-ray-spotted-eastern-pacific

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EarthSky News: See the zodiacal light

The weeks around the spring equinox are best for viewing the zodiacal light in the evening. Now that the moon has left the early evening sky, the next several weeks present an excellent time for those in the Northern Hemisphere to view this mysterious light, which looks like a hazy pyramid extending up from the western horizon, when all traces of twilight have let the evening sky. You’ll want a rural location, as full darkness falls. About 80 to 120 minutes after sunset should be about right

http://earthsky.org/tonight/look-for-the-zodiacal-light-in-the-west-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan: Repaganizing Ancient Rituals

One of the problems I ran into in my earliest exploration of Paganism was encountering things that simply weren’t Pagan. Things like archangels, the Tree of Life, and the Key of Solomon. I knew these weren’t Celtic or Greek or Norse – they’re Jewish and Christian

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/03/repaganizing-ancient-rituals.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S YOUR BEST ROUTINE?

“For all my good intentions, there are days when things go wrong or I fall into old habits. When things are not going well, when I’m grumpy or mad, I’ll realize that I’ve not been paying attention to my soul and I’ve not been following my best routine.”
— Robert Fulghum

How do you need to bring more balance to your life?

Robert Fulghum has shared, “The older I get, the more I realize the importance of exercising the various dimensions of my body, soul, mind and heart. Taken together, these aspects give me a sense of wholeness. I want to be a whole human being rather than one who limps on one leg because I don’t know how to use all of my parts. Intellectual, emotional, and physical activity are not separate entities. Rather, they are dimensions of the same human being.”

“There is an Indian Belief that everyone is in a house of four rooms: A physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room everyday, even if only to keep it aired, we are not complete.”
— Rumer Godden

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A Note from the Universe

You can choose to go, do, be, and have, and in the end you’ll exclaim, shocked and bewildered, that because of all the synchronicities of your life, all the “clicks” and “coincidences,” and the many happy “accidents,” your bounty and good fortune must have been your destiny.
Or, you might choose to wait for a miracle, a savior, or divine intervention, and in the end you’ll exclaim, shocked and bewildered, that because of all the synchronicities of your life, all the missed chances and disappointments, and the many unhappy accidents, your lack and misfortune must have been your destiny.
Do you see what the difference is?
It ain’t me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: My Mom’s Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a little bit different from many others I’ve had over the years. It has layers that you see when you cut into it. There’s a few cheesecakes with the sour cream added on top, but I’ve not tasted or seen any like this one; it is special. Everyone over the years has just enjoyed it to the max.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/My-Moms-Cheesecake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
March 21, 2019 

Compassion
“Spiritual energy brings compassion into the real world. With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.”

-Christina Baldwin (1990)

As the world grows spiritually, we will grow compassionately. The Bible tells the story of the Good Samaritan. We know this is an example for us to live by. If we would all practice compassion, follow our hearts to help others in need, then the real world would be a lot a lot less scary place to live.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Ancient Origins: The Rape of a Goddess: How Demeter Beat the All-Powerful Zeus

Who were Demeter and Persephone? And why did their myth resonate so strongly with women of ancient Greece? The story of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, and her daughter Persephone, queen of the underworld, has inspired many. And while there are twenty-two variations of the myth, it is the Homeric Hymn to Demeter (hereafter called the Hymn), composed between 650-550 BC, that is believed to be one of the oldest…

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/rape-goddess-how-demeter-beat-all-powerful-zeus-009781

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Stand Tall: Cat’s Angel Message for March 21, 2019 

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Stand Tall: Cat’s Angel Message for March 21, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


Stand Tall, Stand Proud. Know that you are unique and magnificent. You do not need the approval of others. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


321:  The Ascended Masters are sending us a gentle reminder today about faith. While it’s important to have faith in the Divine Source it’s just as important to have faith in yourself. This can also be seen as as an extension of yesterday’s theme of hope and new beginnings. By having faith in ourselves we are effectively acknowledging our readiness to embrace new beginnings and the hope we have for better things to come. We also gain valuable insight on a personal level as we gain a better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses. The key is to maintain a balance of faith between yourself and the Divine. Remember that you are a powerful creator and that the Universe is on your side!


Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey’s that we can heal our selves and our lives and regain  self confidence and faith. Ascended Masters like Jesus, Moses, El Morya can help with all areas of faith.  And, the Egyptian goddess Isis teaches us that through our own divine magick we find joy and increased self esteem. She says Always remember that you are a powerful creator in your own right. When you cloak yourself with dedication and determination you can move the heavens and the earth and create miracles.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Labradorite which helps to relieve fear and insecurity caused by old hurts and disappointments. It also strengthens our faith as it removes the projections of others that are holding us back. Sacred Stones that increase faith include Pyrolusite which promotes confidence and determination, Peridot helps to sharpen the mind and enhance self confidence. It can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For the Day: March 21, 2019 “Outside The Comfort Zone”

Happy Thursday ,

Our lives are a continual work in progress. Just like nature our lives are made of cycles of both growth and dormancy. Our growth requires us to step outside of our comfort zone which is where blessings and opportunities reside. Challenge yourself daily by moving out of your comfort zone and enter life’s grand adventure.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 20, 2019

 

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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.

Blessings, Cat

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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.

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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)

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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

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/march-full-supermoon-2019

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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.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/ostara-seed-blessing-ritual/

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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.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/03/five-ways-to-celebrate-spring-equinox-one-simple-ritual/

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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

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-your-shedding-dog-can-help-birds-spring

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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.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-supermoon-on-march-2019-equinox

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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.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/03/making-the-most-of-your-pagan-kids-egg-hunt/

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Inner Journey:

WONDER-FULL!

“…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

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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.

Love rocks,

The Universe

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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?

https://www.thoughtco.com/ostara-recipes-2562441

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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

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Daily Wisdom
March 20, 2019

Compassion
“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.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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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…

Read more……………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

The Blessings of Spring: Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2019 

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The Blessings of Spring: Cat’s Angel Message for March 20, 2019 

March Theme: This month carries the energy of the Ascended Masters. We will be working to improve self love, inner peace and overall clarity. These things will help on the path to manifesting our dreams and goals.


Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams 


320:  Today is Ostara, The Vernal Equinox and the first day of Spring! The Universe are reminding us about faith. Sometimes our faith is like the Winter season where things seem barren, empty or even hopeless. We see no results to our prayers or requests. Then all of a sudden we see new beginnings and new growth, just like what happens in the Spring time. Embrace this new season and see things with a fresh, new perspective. Believe with all your being that even though the results you want are not yet visible the Universe is working behind the scenes, wheels are turning and things are falling into place.


Today we honor the goddesses of Spring like Brigid (the maiden), Freya, Olwen, Blodewedd, Eostre, Persephone/Kore, or Cordielia. Spend some time outside today and look for the new growth that symbolizes rebirth and hope. The Welsh goddess Cordelia is a deity of nature and  Spring is her season.  She  reminds us that every season has it’s own unique beauty and healing energy. Embrace joy today to help you to escape stress and let go. “Healing can be found in nature. Allow the beauty that surrounds you to renew your spirit and fill your soul with pure joy.”


To honor this new season try using one of the following Sacred Stones and to promote Spring’s essence within.  Tree Agate (Dendritic) to strengthen your connection to the plant kingdom and help you to enjoy each moment. Green Aventurine promotes healing and infuses us with harmony as it balances yin/yang energy. Chrysoprase fills us with the sense of being a part of the divine plan and brings hope and personal insight. Moonstone helps us to see the new beginnings as they happen and Sunstone helps us to connect to the light and promotes a  joyous spirit.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: March 20, 2019 ” Ostara Blessings!”

Happy Ostara and Welcome to Spring,

May the new season bring you blessings and bountiful growth of heart and spirit!

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I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

 

 

Ostara Walks (original poetry)

Ostara Walks

 

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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,  and 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 death is banished, it’s a time for rebirth and growth.

©3-17-08 Cat-LBolotin