Monthly Archives: March 2015

On Common Ground

Finding common ground on controversial or important topics can sometimes be difficult. All too often, we tend to get emotionally involved and have a hard time seeing the problem from other perspectives, or we just can’t get past the differences … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring with Marzanna

In many Slavic countries, the end of winter continues to be celebrated by the drowning or burning of Marzanna, a straw effigy said to represent the goddess of death. This rite welcomes spring, brings good luck to agrarian communities, and … Continue reading

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Venus Quincunx Saturn

 We are extra sensitive, but it can be difficult to know why. Anxiety may overcome us when we wish to express our affections or social urges, and this hesitation can express itself through inhibitions and emotional distancing.

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Mercury Quincunx Jupiter.

 We may have big ideas under this influence, but we may also overestimate our abilities or underestimate the situation. Avoid jumping into something without planning ahead, as important details are too easy to overlook. Also, avoid making promises you may … Continue reading

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Ostara – A Solitary Ritual

by John Beckett Holidays and holy days are better with friends and family.  But many Pagans maintain solitary practices.  Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another.  Sometimes your group … Continue reading

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Ostara: Spring Equinox

Ēostre or Ostara (Old English: Ēastre, Northumbrian dialect Ēostre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon:Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the … Continue reading

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Ostara Inscence

Burn during Wiccan rituals on Ostara, or to welcome spring and to refresh your life. The materials needed are the following: *2 parts Frankincense *1 part Benzoin *1 part Dragon’s Blood *half part Nutmeg *half part Violet Flowers (or a … Continue reading

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New Moon Solar Eclipse

A NEW Moon Solar Eclipse occurs on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 5:36 AM EDT. On Friday morning, an especially potent New Moon occurs in late Pisces (the last degree of Pisces AND of the zodiac) – potent because it’s … Continue reading

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