The Energies of March

March promises to be an eventful month energetically, one that is full of potential if we can successfully ride the waves of change and embrace the new beginnings that it will bring forward. The new moon on March 6th coincided with a big planetary shift of energy created by Uranus leaving Pisces to take up … Continue reading The Energies of March

Ostara

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Also, known as Spring Equinox, Ostara, Alban Eiler, Esther, Eostre, Ostarun, Eastre, Eoastrae, Oestre The first true day of Springtide. The days and nights are now equal in length as the Young God continues to mature and grow. We begin to see shoots of new growth and swelling buds on the trees. Energy is building as the days become warmer with promise.

What is Ostara… exactly?

Well, there isn’t an ‘exact’ outline to draw Ostara/ Eostre with. That would be like asking a honeybee: “What compels you to make honey… really”. They do it because it’s in their nature. The Spring Equinox is well… in our nature!

And the celebration comes in so many forms! All of them special, all of them unique, and all of them filled with children! Yes! Children! The youth of the God and Goddess literally “springs” into action and we are stampeded by giggling, cajoling, riotous…

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Happy Birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.

Aquamarine Aquamarines vary in color from deep blue to blue-green of different intensities, caused by traces of iron in the beryl crystal. Naturally occurring deep blue stones are the most prized because they are rare and expensive. However, yellow beryl stones can be heated to change them to blue aquamarines. The aquamarine – also called … Continue reading Happy Birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.

How to Build Your Own Raised Beds and Garden Boxes – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Learn how your garden can benefit from raised beds, and what type of plants grow perfectly in them. Source: How to Build Your Own Raised Beds and Garden Boxes - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Heat Loving Flowers and Foliage – Floret Flowers

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