Archive | March 2017

Dark Moon in Aries 2017

 

The Dark Moon in Aries connects us to our sense of self-confidence. It’s about following our passions with youthful exuberance, unconcerned about how foolish we may seem, and unconcerned about the opinions of others.

Like the Fool in the Tarot, we are willing to go where no one else will dare. It is not that the Fool has her head in the clouds, but that she is leading with her heart.  It may seem that she is oblivious to her surroundings, but, in truth, it is that she is walking in perfect trust, confident that each step will take her to the place where she is meant to be.  She trusts her heart completely and will follow her passion wherever it takes her.

The world works based on how we feel about ourselves. When we walk with confidence, putting all our trust in ourselves, the world meets us and wondrous adventures appear. But all too often, we are more concerned about how others may see us, embarrassment holds us back. Or we may be too afraid to take a risk, over-thinking all that could go wrong.

The Dark Moon in Aries calls on us to get out of our heads, to let go of the doubts and preconceived expectations of how things “should” be. When we step with confidence, new and unexpected pathways present themselves.

What are you truly passionate about? What makes your heart sing? Whatever that thing is, just do it, drop the judgments, drop the expectations. Follow your passion, for this is the path you are meant to be on.

 

Dark Moon Blessings,

 

The Muse

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Blessed Ostara

 

Ostara is a time of celebration, it marks the onset of Spring and the promise of warmer days to come. Birds have returned from their long migration, harbingers of the season, building nests and laying eggs. The eggs are a promise of hope and we emulate the birds by weaving baskets and dyeing eggs.

The egg symbolizes renewal, the golden yolk representing the Sun God, embraced and protected by the white shell that is the Goddess. She nourishes the God, until his rebirth at Beltane. What better way to honour the Goddesses of Spring.

 

Ostara Egg ritual

 

Cleanse and prepare the ritual space (ie. kitchen).

Gather your supplies: pot for boiling water, eggs, tongs, sharpies, templates or leaves, pieces of nylon stocking (to hold these in place), vinegar if using natural dyes (Visit the link provided for instructions on how to create natural dyes.  http://www.earthwitchery.com/egg-dyes.html).

Think about the attributes you’d like to bring into your life. Perhaps you wish to be more creative? improved health? need an energy boost? Using a sharpie, write these qualities onto your eggs, embellish with sigils, runes, or images to imbue the eggs with the desired properties. Hold each egg in your hands and visualize the desired traits entering it.

Empower your eggs by dyeing them in colours associated with your aspirations. Yellow to symbolize the God, Violet to symbolize the Goddess, Red for passion, Green for prosperity, Orange for self-expression, Brown for stability or grounding, Rust for strength, Blue for protection, Pink for self-love etc…

Once you have completed the dyeing process, refrigerate the eggs until you are ready to eat them. As you eat, know that you are taking into your being the attributes you have infused into each egg.

 

Ostara Blessings

 

The Muse

 

 

 

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