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Le Printemps (Spring). 
Joseph-Laurent Bouvier, 1840.

Le Printemps (Spring).
Joseph-Laurent Bouvier, 1840.

Spring. 
Alfons Mucha, 1896.

Spring.
Alfons Mucha, 1896.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

My coven and a guest celebrated a small Equinox ritual over the weekend. This is the time of year when we release our Hags (cailleach) who we have been caring for since Autumn equinox. She’s then reborn as a maiden.

It’s one of my favourite rituals and I’m glad that we did a few days early because my hag kicked my ass this year and it was time to start fresh.

She was like a sweet little old lady who likes to put dollies under everything but who is so prim and proper that she has a bit of a mean streak. For some reason the only way I could think of how to describe her is almost like Dolores Umbridge-lite in her character and yet I feel like she did help me get through the worst of the worst. The hag offers harsh lessons and maybe it’s my own fault for not feeding her quite enough whiskey this year.

I love winter but I am so ready for spring!

~sparrowqueen ♥

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
witchywonderworks:

Spring is here again! 
Happy Ostara and Blessed Vernal Equinox from all of us here at Wonderworks!
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Spring is finally, officially here and it feels like not a day too soon. The first day of Spring also marks the astrological new year, with the sun entering firey Aries. 
This truly has been the winter that felt like it was never going to end. Even yesterday is was snowing here in Toronto, but today the energy feels somehow lighter and more optimistic. 
Read more on the Wonderworks blog » 



I wrote a short post for the Wonderworks blog about Ostara! Happy equinox to all! 

~sparrowqueen ♥

witchywonderworks:

Spring is here again! 

Happy Ostara and Blessed Vernal Equinox from all of us here at Wonderworks!

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring is finally, officially here and it feels like not a day too soon. The first day of Spring also marks the astrological new year, with the sun entering firey Aries. 

This truly has been the winter that felt like it was never going to end. Even yesterday is was snowing here in Toronto, but today the energy feels somehow lighter and more optimistic. 

Read more on the Wonderworks blog » 

I wrote a short post for the Wonderworks blog about Ostara! Happy equinox to all!

~sparrowqueen ♥

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
witchywonderworks:

Welcoming Spring Equinox with Open Arms
In the Northern hemisphere, today is Vernal Equinox - the first day of spring! Thisday is also known as Ostara or Ēostre, after the Goddess known by those samenames. This day is one of the eight major pagan and Wiccan sabbats, as markedby the Wheel of the Year. It is a time to celebrate birth, fertility, new beginnings.The great Goddess has passed from her crone phase and is reborn as maiden. This day also marks when the sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, so astrologically speaking - Happy New Year!If the name Ēostre sounds familiar, it is because the Anglo-Saxon month(Eostremonth), also gave its name to the Christian festival of Easter. Many of the Neopagan, as well as Christian themes and symbols associated with this time of year have roots in ancient springtime fertility rites - eggs, rabbits or hares, lambs, chicks or ducklings, and lots of flowers (particularly daffodils, tulips, crocus and others which bloom early in the growing season.)
Read more about how to celebrate this holiday @ The Wonderworks Blog »
-Wonderworks 



A little something about the Equinox that I wrote for the Wonderworks blog.

witchywonderworks:

Welcoming Spring Equinox with Open Arms

In the Northern hemisphere, today is Vernal Equinox - the first day of spring! This
day is also known as Ostara or Ēostre, after the Goddess known by those same
names. This day is one of the eight major pagan and Wiccan sabbats, as marked
by the Wheel of the Year. It is a time to celebrate birth, fertility, new beginnings.
The great Goddess has passed from her crone phase and is reborn as maiden. This day also marks when the sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, so astrologically speaking - Happy New Year!

If the name Ēostre sounds familiar, it is because the Anglo-Saxon month(Eostremonth), also gave its name to the Christian festival of Easter. Many of the Neopagan, as well as Christian themes and symbols associated with this time of year have roots in ancient springtime fertility rites - eggs, rabbits or hares, lambs, chicks or ducklings, and lots of flowers (particularly daffodils, tulips, crocus and others which bloom early in the growing season.)

Read more about how to celebrate this holiday @ The Wonderworks Blog »

-Wonderworks

A little something about the Equinox that I wrote for the Wonderworks blog.