Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fertility Spell with egg

The egg is a symbol of Springtime and represents abundance, life and birth. The egg is such a universal symbol of life potential, that it lends itself well to fertility magic.

You will need:
A piece of green cotton cloth (10x10)
sewing needle
green thread
a piece of paper
an image baby(s)
egg shells from fertilized egg
3 (or nine) fertility plants - wheat, myrtle, rice, nuts of all kinds, carrots, rye, barley, pine cones, acorns, juniper, pine, cedar, lemons grass, honeysuckle, turnips, apple seeds
Stones such as geodes and jade

Cut cloth in to a circle
Write goal (baby girl, twins etc) on piece of paper
On a new moon, meditate over your ingredients, infusing them with your desire to have a baby(s)
Continue to meditate for at least 15 minutes everyday, until the full moon.
On the full moon, combine all the ingredients int he green cloth and and sew it up.
Hold the talisman over your belly and say,
"Goddess, grant me fertility.
A healthy child, life to be.
The sacred egg, seed in my womb
From my blessed body, a baby will bloom.
A child whose blood comes from mine
A child I shall birth in nine months time."

Monday, March 30, 2009


In honor of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eostre (say ESS-trah), the Spring/vernal equinox was named Ostara. When the Saxons invaded Britain, they introduced Eostre and the traditions that honor her to the Celts, who later adopted her into their own pantheon. Her name means "moving with the waxing sun."

Around the time of the Spring Equinox, animals would start to give birth or going into their "estrus" cycle, so named after the goddess. The ancient Celts, who lived in a close symbiotic relationship with their livestock, celebrated the return of life with a festival in her name. Eostre is seen as Spring personified. To the Celts, she is the goddess of rebirth, new beginnings and fertility. Her symbols include the "sun cross," the egg, the rabbit, flowers and baskets. The legend of the Easter bunny originally started as a story of offerings in her name. A small rabbit came across and egg at the beginning of Spring. He was hungry after the long winter and wanted very badly to eat the egg. But instead, he decorated the egg and gave it to Eostre as an offering.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Alder Moon

In the lunar tree calender of the Celts, the Alder tree is the 4th moon/month. The full moon of the month, is masculine in energy and works with the magical properties of spirituality, teaching, duty, and mental prowess. It's also the moon that controls weather magic. The full moon in the month of Alder, has been called the moon of utility, efficacy, and self guidance.

The energy of the Alder moon will boost you personal growth and self determination, enabling you to overcome obstacles and fears. It it also an appropriate time to reacquaint yourself with arcane knowledge, the seasons and shifting weather. The Alder moon has similar qualities to the Roman God Saturn, who is known as "the Teacher."

Photo By Charles Harkins

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Moon in Aries

Aries is a young and and fiery sign.
This new moon, on the heals of the Spring Equinox is a perfect time to turn over a new leaf or start a new phase. Have you considered a fast or internal cleanse?
Aries rules sports and exercise, so if you have been indoors on the couch all winter, get a move on. Especially, if you can go for a hike or nature walk to appreciate the unfurling Spring greenery.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

After a hectic month, we are rededicating ourselves to blogging & sharing.
For Ostara, the coven gathered for brunch & egg decorating.
Did you know you can dye eggs with food coloring and vinegar?
Here is the currant scone recipe from our Spring brunch:

2 Cups flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried currants

Preheat the oven 450 degrees F
the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder and sugar) in bowl.
Rub in butter with your fingers.
Mix in currants and stir.
Mix in milk with fork until dough forms.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
Sprinkle with a little flour and lightly knead.
Flatten it into round circle 1/2-inch thick.
Cut into 8 triangles.
Lightly flour cookie sheet.
Put on cookie sheet 2 to 3-inches apart.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.