Celebrating a Solitary Ostara

The Spring Equinox is here, and for those that are used to celebrating with friends this year it feels strange to be isolated. We were actually originally planning some activities for the store to try and bring the community together. Clearly, we are no longer planning that this year. But whether you are forced to celebrate alone this year, or you’re a solitary witch who usually celebrates the wheel of the year alone, here are some simple things you can still do to celebrate the change of season.

Go Out Into Nature

Enjoy this day where day and night are of equal length. If you can, get outside, away from people to experience the day. Especially if you can experience that transition, the sunrise, and think about the days growing longer as you greet the morning.

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My house kitten, Dante, checking out the fresh flowers I picked up at the grocery store for my Spring altar.

Garden

Even if it’s a container garden, the first day of Spring is a great time to plant something! I have my new herb garden started, so I’ll be taking some time to tend to it. Don’t have the space to garden? People may be hording toilet paper, but there are still flowers and plants at many grocery stores! Bring a little seasonal beauty home with you.

Eggs!

A symbol of the season, and delicious too! Whether it is eggs for breakfast or coloring hard boiled eggs, chances are you already have everything you need at home.

Wear Green

I know we’re only a couple of days from St. Patrick’s Day, but green is also a color of growth. Embrace spring with the color of new leaves!

For all of you stuck at home, looking to do something with your kids, or who just like to color, I’ve made you a little something to help celebrate the season. Click below to download our free coloring page, and enjoy a Happy Equinox and Ostara, however you choose to celebrate!

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Celebrate a Solitary Ostara

The Magic of Snow

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I’m watching the snow fall outside and thinking about all the magical feelings that a snowy day invokes for me. From the remembered childish joy of the snow day – that totally persists when it is too snowy to get to work, admit it! – to the feeling of peace and quiet of an untouched snowy field or forest. But how can we harness that feeling in our magical life?

First of all, don’t forget to read our article on the Magic of Water – Snow is, after all, water as well, so a lot of the correspondences still apply.

But what makes the snow special, and how can you use it?

Snow has a greater permanence than water, but it is also transient, melting away as the weather warms again. You can use this energy by writing sigils in the snow. These can be things you are hoping to banish, and thus by writing them in the snow you are letting them melt away peacefully with the weather. Or, much like writing something and then burning it, you can use this to call and release that energy, putting what you are working for out into the world around you. Or just try a protection sigil on your car to protect you during icy driving!

Have someone you need to freeze out of your life? Try working a freezing spell starting with collected snow, for a little extra seasonal oomph! You can collect and keep the snow now, so you’ll have that energy saved for later in the year, whenever you need it.

The melt and flow of water can also be a powerful tool for transformation. Make something out of snow that you want to see change and let the melt help that change along. Or, collect snow and let it melt, then keep that water specifically for spells involving gentle change in the future.

Remember how water connects with emotions? Use the peaceful energy of clean, white snow to ease tempers and calm emotions.

Take a moment to enjoy the peace of snow by talking a walk while it is falling, or in the clean snow just after. There is a special silence to snowy days that can be helpful when meditating, connecting with the seasons and the earth around us, or just letting our troubles drift away for a while.

Or maybe all of this sounds too cold for you, and what you really want to do is curl up with a hot chocolate and a good book? That’s my plan tonight! I’m going to catch up on some witchy reading, but this would also be a wonderful time to research deities connected to snow and winter. There is no better time to connect with them than in in the middle of a beautiful snow fall!

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