march-20th

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On March 20 – same date as the 2015 March equinox – the moon turns new only 14 hours after reaching lunar perigee – moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. Thus this moon is a supermoon – at the new phase – not visible in our sky, but having a larger-than-average effect on Earth’s oceans. Plus this new supermoon swings right in front of the equinox sun on March 20, so that the moon’s shadow falls on parts of Earth. Only those along that path – at high northern latitudes, near Greenland and Iceland will see the total eclipse. (Also the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.) Happy Spring!

follow the links on this source to find out more:

Supermoon to stage Total eclipse of the Sun +March equinox – the moon
Ostara: Setting up your Altar

Ostara is the time where many choose to celebrate the balance of light and dark. It’s the time to celebrate new life and rebirth…not only a physical renewal but spiritual and mental. 


Colors

Just look outside, all those pastel colors will be great on your altar. 

  • Lavender
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Pink 
  • Blue

You can decorate your altar just with the colors of Ostara. Such as a pale or light green altar cloth with maybe some blue and pink draped along with it. Candles can be pink or maybe even yellow.


The Balance of the Equinox 

Altar decorations can reflect the theme of the Sabbat. Ostara is a time of balance between light and dark. Symbols of polarity can be used to decorate the Altar. God and Goddess, white and black candle, a sun and moon, a yin/yang symbol, etc…


New Life

Ostara is a time of new growth and life.

Add potted plants such as new crocuses, daffodils, lilies, and other magical spring flowers. 

This is the time of year when animals are bringing forth new life too. Put a basket of eggs on your Altar. Add a chalice of milk or honey.

Don’t forget Ostara is on March 20th, 2015.


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Blessed Be

amaskofivy asked:

hello! i'm a big fan of your writing and i was just wondering when reciever of many is going to be in print, if it is going to be at all. thank you!

Well first off, congratulations on publishing your book of devotional poetry. :)

And, Receiver of Many is DEFINITELY going to be in print!

The current plan is to publish Receiver of Many on September 23rd this year.

Happy Ostara! Happy First Day of Spring!

Instead of setting up my Altar this Ostara (it’s set up but I’m not worshiping/honoring/praying) I am doing a lot of spring cleaning. It’s somewhat nice enough to open one or two windows and air out the house and rearrange some furniture before it becomes too unbearably hot. A weekend full of cleaning, maybe I can coax some brownies into the house. 

Here’s to wishing you a very happy and blessed Ostara. Also, a shout out to those who are getting married this Ostara, I wish you many lovely years with your significant other.