Spell of the Day for Friday, March 17th – A Solitary Ostara Rite with Lore by Scott Cunningham (Part 1 & 2)

A Solitary Ostara Rite with Lore

A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers.* Or, buy some from a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring them home and divine their magical meanings by the use of books, your own intuition, a pendulum dulum or by other means. The flowers you’ve chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions.

 

It is important at this time of renewed life to plan a walk (or a ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green places. This is not simply exercise, and you should be on no other mission. It isn’t even just an appreciation of nature. Make your walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself.

 

A Sample of just a little of the Ostara Lore that will be found in this episode. Also a very, simple but elegant Ostara ritual to feel our Mother Earth awakening within our very fingertips.

 

Part 2 of this Spell of the Day will include how to do the Circle of Stones and also the Blessing Chant that is included in this ritual. We hope you enjoy this very special ritual and lore by one of the day’s most prominent Pagan authors.

 

The WOTC PODCAST

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Scott Cunningham
includes authors’ book of shadows

Currently on sale on Amazon.com with numerous other books by Mr. Cunningham

A Brief History of the Hill of Tara: Seat of Secular and Spiritual Power.

A few miles south of Navan, Co. Meath lies the Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland.

Unlike our modern conception of a capital city, however, Tara appears to have been a symbolic or ritual capital, rather than a large center of commerce, administration, and public life. Evidence of extensive dwelling space or large-scale defensive earthworks have not been found, suggesting its use was primarily ritualistic: it was where one went to be crowned, set down laws, or settle disputes.

For the rest of this article and to follow the rest that the author posted on the subject of the Hill of Tara please click on this link: http://atriptoireland.com/2013/06/26/a-brief-history-of-the-hill-of-tara/

A Thought for Today – Getting your Celtic On

Happy St. Patricks day!

Whether you are Irish by birth in this lifetime or Celtic in a past one today we celebrate the Wee Folk.

Fairies, Leprechauns, Nymphs, Sprites, Pixies and all the other Wee Fea Folk I cannot think of right now will be gathering at their home on Tara to celebrate and may get a wee tipsy even. So let us join them in raising a glass to those that help our gardens grow. Leave a wee bit of bread with butter and a tot of whiskey out for your friendly neighborhood Fea tonight.