🍁Samhuinn🍂🦉October 31st – November 1st 🍁🍂… a thousand little deaths inside my soul…

🍁a Samhuinn altar ✨

Oh Goddess!

Give to me your magic in Samhuinn’s dark and crimson blaze.

While Aphrodite’s moon charms Pluto’s deep, mysterious haze.

Come, Cailleach!

Cut the cords with your wizened breath of fire.

Bring your promise

of death and transformation,

to heal, release and inspire.

The Crone Goddess journey is one of self truth, self knowledge, self love and self acceptance. Loving and forgiving yourself, understanding that there are no mistakes. That every experience has forged us, like the purification of metal, into the 24k gold of our truest essence. That we are all good and beautiful beings worthy of joyful lives, where we all have enough. There is no blaming, no anger, no resistance. Only a pure loving acceptance of self, without judgment. An awareness that aspires to one’s own highest truth. A self reliance and strength that transcends everyday life, where we take full responsibility over every thought and belief carefully, knowing they are the living entities we create and manifest.

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In the northern hemisphere, The sun resides in the house of Scorpio as the Wheel turns, and our now harvested agrarian cycle comes to a close. Mother Earth rests and renews Herself through the oncoming winter. As, too, for Her children living in the north, our bodies minds hearts and souls shall have the opportunity to rest and renew.

Over 35,000 years abound regarding Mother Earth as Goddess, Crone, Grandmother, Wise Woman, Spinner of Fates, She who Cuts the Cord. She of a thousand names, on every continent, in every culture, represents transformation and the release of beliefs and mindsets that no longer, or perhaps never, ever served us.

What can this transformational healing look like in our every day lives?

Let’s take a journey and access this incredibly powerful healing Earth energy; the renewal of the ancient Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess that lives within our DNA.

As Her daughters, we have full access to all of Her healing and transformative magic to renew ourselves.

Now, we heal the deep wounds, shed all negativity, pain and sorrow, move past the inner wars, conflicts and traumatic experiences in this incarnation and from past lives. Lessons learned that we may transmute like mulch, to forge our hearts in the fire of Her cauldron, and step into the great strength, beauty, authenticity and leadership that is our birthright. To heal and gestate our hearts and spirits into our truest Self, and emerge with our inner Maiden blessed and refreshed, come the first snowdrop of Imbolc. Blessed be 🕊

Crone Goddess Spell

Fill your cauldron with Hecate incense and sprinkle with Goddess oil.

Write down all the self sabotaging thoughts and beliefs you have, or ever had, about yourself on little scraps of paper.

Light your cauldron.

Pick up each piece of paper, look at it, throw it into the flame and watch it burn knowing that it is being released from your core.

With your hand over your heart, chant the words “I Love You” followed by your name, over and over, until all the scraps with all the false beliefs, have burned into ash.

I love you (your name)

I love you (your name)

I love you (your name)

Bury the ashes in the earth and cover them well.

Chant this over the burial site times three with hands crossed over heart:

Now I am free to truly love me.

Now I am free to truly love me.

Now I am free to truly love me.

So mote it be.

Thank your Inner Crone 🖤 It is done. 🖤

✨Beltaine Love Magic ✨🌹

✨Beltaine Love Spell – livestream ✨🌹

This experiential love spell opens your intuitive awareness to receive the generosity, protection, love and nurturing flow of the Goddess, and manifest your desires. To receive this, there is nothing you need to do.
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O Goddess
Open my heart
with your roses and flames of fire.
Fill me with delight!
Come, charge my heart’s desire!
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This love spell was cast with Fire and Earth magic at the planetary hour of the Sun with Sun and Venus in the 2nd house, Taurus.
Blessed be 🕊

Preparing for Ostara 🐇 March 20th – 21st 🪴🌞

… the earth that runs through me…

Celtic Switzerland runs through my veins, by the heart beat of her ancient land. From neolithic Lake Neuchâtel to Sion’s 6400 BC megaliths. A place where remnants of the worship of Inanna and Ishtar have been excavated, and Dana was the goddess of the region; thought by historians perhaps beings the goddess Danu of the Tuatha de Dannan of the insular Celts of Ireland and Scotland.

I’m an Alpine Celt by blood and by bone. An ancestral daughter of an old family who reaches back in time, before feudal kings and popes warred on the fertile lands at the southern foot of the Alps.

The water from my great grandfather’s well was a source of inspiration for magical intentions and healings, accessed regularly in times of need.

As a very small child, I remember my great-grandparents and grandmother practicing the art of honouring the Goddess of Spring. On Ostara, a clear crystal bowl was filled with water. Bright green shoots and yellow buddings of daffodils were placed around it. A tall white candle was carved with our family name into the wax and placed into the bowl of water. We took turns whispering our wishes and dreams into a flower or leaf, then dropped it into the water bowl. Then the candle was lit, and, for me, spring had officially begun.

Ostara, or Spring Equinox, is the halfway point between Imbolc and Beltane, celebrated by the ancient Celts. Vernal (Spring) Equinox 2021 arrives on March 20th at 0537 hours EST.

There is historical documentation of Ostara by Venerable Bede (672/3–735 CE), a monk of Wearmouth-Jarrow in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, and Vatican scholar assigned to observe and document the Celtic earth-based religions during the 6th c. christianizing of England.

“March is named for their goddess Hretha, to whom they sacrificed at this time. April has a name which is now translated ‘Paschal month’, and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate the Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance.”

As Earth-based practitioners, we acknowledge Ostara as a time for opening the heart to forgiveness and releasing the past. Embracing the new. Letting go, and moving forward into new Earth energies.

Ostara is a time for cleansing and clearings. It is Imbolc continued, to create renewal, self-care, and healing.

Now, we make peace with old energies and release them.

We invoke new energies to bring forth the new manifestations in our hearts that we self-realized at Imbolc.

We create ritual with Mother Earth as the Maiden Goddess of Spring, with the promise of fertility, the lengthening of days and re-emergence of wildlife, and the surge of hormones within all youthful bodies to make love and courtship.

We decorate our homes with fresh springtime blooms, perhaps daffodils, hyacinth and freshly budding greenery.

Now we plant the seeds of our wishes, hopes and dreams for our futures, the tiny wishes in our hearts, to grow strong and full as the sun radiates into longer, more luxuriously plentiful days of warmth in the Earth and our own bodies.

We may decide to plant each wish, sweetly and symbolically represented by perhaps a flower or vegetable seed, even a tree. Seeds lovingly potted into handfuls of fresh soil with strong intent, nurtured daily with the magical breath and incantations from the love in our hearts and the fire and will in our bodies and souls.

We give birth to the newness of our Selves. 🪴

Alpine Celts honoured the water Goddesses of rivers and their tributaries, lakes and steams.

Water brings life, new growth, and the promise of nourishment and beauty.

Water Goddesses of wells, streams, and particularly living springs were so important, the Celtic people kept wells with alters to water Goddesses. A living stream offered divination by scry; observing bubbles, intuiting the future for problem solving, and find practical solutions.

Water Goddesses are honoured at Ostara, or Spring Equinox. It’s the halfway point between Imbolc and Beltane, introducing the warm awakening of Mother Earth, when the ice melts and the water runs free again until crocuses and daffodils emerge from Her terrain.

Neolithic Euroasia had it’s water goddesses. Naria, water Goddess of the Aane River, a tributary of the Rhine, that feeds into the North Sea, was honoured as the Aane River Goddess by the Celts. At the time, the Celts were exploring from the mouth of the Aane to the North Sea, discovering Denmark, Norway, France, Scotland, and Ireland.

Today’s modern Celtic Pagans, Neo-Pagans, Neo-Druids and Neo- Heathens continue the ancient traditions of Ostara.

Blessed be 🌀🕊

Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts.

The animal kingdom offers us the most fertile and magical of sentient beings. Hares are the optimum fertility symbols of springtime because of their amazing ability to carry a litter, and become impregnated and carry yet another litter within their bodies along with the initial litter. The brown hare will attract and mate during pregnancy, becoming pregnant while pregnant! A male hare can fertilize a female during late pregnancy with the new embryos developing about four days before delivery of the first pregnancy. 🐇 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇

The Autumn Queen

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I saw the Autumn Queen today stroll through the amber wood. She rustled up the forest floor with one wisp of her hand, and leaves of brown and gold swirled upon the land.

I watched through stalks of wheat upon my window pane. And dares’t say a word, that she might see me again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She said She knew the Sisters three, from Shakespeare’s crafty pen. And she could spin a whole new life with that Wheel in her hand.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

And so,

she spun,

and spun,

and spun

Her threads into the stars, and created webs of magic with Jupiter and Mars.

And now I glimmer just like sunshine through cold Samhuinn rain,and I offer to wash your soul free, and turn your Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

She glimmered just like sunshine through cold November rain. She offered to wash my soul free, then turn the Wheel again.

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@whitemaresanctuary2020

Autumnal Recipes: Squirrel Hash 🐿🍁

Invoking the Animal Spirit of Squirrel today 🐿

sweet yellow pepper

Kumato tomato

oregano

dulce

oat butter

olive oil

vegan mozzarella

pine nuts

Italian country loaf

Warm up the oven to 400°F.

Put sliced tomatoes and pepper in a baking dish with olive oil, mozzarella, & pinenuts. Sprinkle with oregano and dulce. Be generous with the olive oil. Bake for one hour.

Enjoy with warm buttered Italian loaf.

🐿 Put some in a jar and save it for a cold winter day.

A Blessed Samhuinn

We are all intuitively magical beings with the same potential to identify and hone our individual gifts of the Craft as a beautifully artistic and creative endeavor from the depths of our souls. Blessed be.🕊🌀

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