Good morning beauties! Welcome to March! There is a lot going on this month in the magickal world.
March 12th – Full Crow Moon
This moon symbolizes the end of winter. It will be in Virgo and most visible on the 12th. With a full moon in Virgo its a good time to cleanse and recharge. This would be the time to do even little tasks like cleaning out the pantry or your closet. DEFINITELY recharge crystals during this moon. During the recent new moon I made a “New Moon Bath Jar” (Ingredients will follows). The jar should be opened during this full moon and bathed in for a full moon bath ritual.
- Mason jar
- Palo santo stick (burned inside of jar for cleansing)
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (protection and healing)
- Sea Salt
- Red Sandalwood (prosperity and luck)
- Lavender, Rose, Marigold, and Blue Cornflower petals
- Lavender, Geranium, and Patchouli Essential Oils. Lavender for relaxation, Geranium for beauty, and Patchouli for prosperity.
- Tumbled with Rose quartz for love
- A lavender tea light added to the jar to be lit at full moon bath time
March 20th – Ostara/Spring Equinox
For those who are unfamiliar with this holiday, it is very similar to Easter. Ostara and the Christian Easter celebration both get their names from the goddess, Eostre. Legend has it that while entertaining a group of children, she once turned a bird into a rabbit. To the amusement of the children, the animal laid colored eggs. Both Easter and Ostara symbolize re-birth and fertility.
Pagan activities during Ostara usually include something with nature as always. I intend to start planting my herb garden weather permitting. Dying of eggs is also a tradition during Ostara just as it is with Easter. Easter and Ostara are not one and the same though. Easter falls on April 16th this year and although they have similar backgrounds, they are not the same. I celebrate both Ostara and Easter. This is a personal preference. Some light a bonfire at dawn to thank the earth for the new light that comes with Spring Equinox. Another more risque activity that was once deemed completely acceptable was finding a field of wild flowers to make love in. This was to thank the Goddess for fertility and love.
EXTRAS FOR OSTARA
Incense: jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, dragon’s blood, cinnamon, nutmeg, aloes wood, benzoin, musk, African violet, sage, strawberry, lotus, violet flowers, orange peel, or rose petals.
Gemstone: agate, amazonite, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, clear quartz crystal, garnet, lapis lazuli, moonstone, red jasper and rose quartz.
Spellwork for Ostara: Spellwork for improving communication and group interaction are recommended, as well as fertility, balance and abundance
Animals and Mythical Beasts: rabbits,snakes,unicorns, merpeople, and pegasus
Candle Colors: Yellow and Green.
(source: Raven and Crone)
March 28th – New Moon
New moons can be used to make your intention jar as mentioned above. It’s always a good idea to meditate and focus on what you want to complete this moon cycle. Write your intentions down and set them on your alter. Write down what you want to banish and burn it. I also like to take this time to Sage the house.
March also happens to be my brother’s birthday month and according to the psychic when he crossed over to Heaven so I will be having a celebration for him.
I hope that March brings you many blessed days and happy nights. Blessed be!