Blessed Ostara/Happy Spring Equinox!!!
Spring Equinox is on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
at 2:58 PM PST.
Trees are getting their leaves back, the birds are chirping in delight… this means one thing is certain… Spring Equinox is upon us!
I was lucky enough to get to watch the lovely Painted Lady Butterflies migrate on 3/5/19 & got to see them again on 3/13/19!!
It was amazing to see all these little fluttering friends make their way Northwest, where they will find a mate, lay eggs and transition to their next life.
Pay attention to the little things in life and don't for get to look UP!
Have you noticed your energies have been off lately?
I know I have!!
It’s b/c Spring is upon us and the energy is shifting. I know I’ve felt the shift for the last week or so. I have felt like I have had less energy than normal and I’m not as focused as I’d like to be. Not only do we have the shift with Spring, but also Mercury in Retrograde is playing a little bit of a number on all of us right now plus we have an upcoming Super Full Moon on the 20th!!
Lots of energy shits going on!!
This is all normal. As the seasons change from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox, things need to have a burst of energy to wake us up, to move Spring along. This new found energy that is coming will make us all feel much better.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, it’s a time when new leaves are on the trees, new wild life is being born, it's a time to set our intentions and goals and make things happen!
This is the best time to focus on ourselves and cleanse ourselves of anything that no longer serves us.
It’s the best way to start a-new and fresh just as the air is. So how do we do this?? Keep reading to learn all about Ostara and how to celebrate this time of year!
We are also lucky enough to get a Full Moon Tonight as well!! It's the puurrfect time to do a Full Moon Release Ritual as we move from one Sabbat to the next.
Blessed Ostara My Dear MoonLights...
Ostara is another word you will hear Spring Equinox being called. Ostara is a Celtic spring holiday that was later holidaized as Easter. It's one of the 8 special celebrations we get each year! (Yule, Imbloc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon, Samhain)
Ostara is also known as Eostra. An Anglo-Saxon Goddess who represents dawn. As the Spring Goddess she makes sure the plants are budding and the Earth is fertile and ready to birth life yet again!
Ways to Celebrate Ostara:
Take some time to yourself, meditate, smudge yourself of past low energies from the Winter Solstice, or even take a nice bath with your favorite crystals and essential oils to cleanse yourself. This will rejuvenate you and you’ll be ready to enter into the lovely Spring Equinox in the best of vibrations.
Give yourself a little "Lunar Love" with my Bath Potion!! It will be the easiest way for some You time!
You can use essential oils to achieve things you've been wanting. It's a great way to give yourself that extra boost you need. There are a few ways to use them, you can diffuse them into the air, put them in your bath, or even put them on you, or sniff them straight from the bottle. If you decide to use them on your skin, make sure you dilute them with a carrier oil 1st. If you have questions about this please feel free to ask. I'm a CA (Certified Aromatherapist ) and would love to help you.
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Here are some great EO's to help you achieve your dreams and goals:
Lavender: Helps keep you motivated, calm. It's uplifting and relaxing and will help put you in the mood for progress. It will help you rid yourself of anxieties that are holding you back from achieving your dreams.
Ylang-Ylang: Helps restore your self confidence, if you start feeling like your dreams, goals or intentions are too hard to reach, diffuse Ylang-Ylang and it will all disappear.
Disclaimer:Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. The above herbal information does not constitute medical advice and should not be misinterpreted as such. Individual results may vary. If your pregnant, in your 1st trimester, or trying to get pregnant, or nursing...avoid the use of Essential Oils!
WORK WITH CRYSTALS/SET INTENTIONS
During the Spring Equinox it's a great time to set goals and intentions. Crystals come in handy and will help raise your vibrations as your working towards achieving your goals and dreams.
Some crystals that are great to work with during this transitional time is Moonstone and Sunstone.
The 2 together are the perfect combination of balance and harmony. As we enter the Spring Equinox it’s the time when our planet Earth receives equal amount of Sun and Moon energies so it makes purrrfect sense to work with these two Crystals.
Some other awesome Crystals you can use during this time of planting seeds of intentions are...
Citrine: to help you achieve your goals /intentions faster and will give you much happiness as well as success.
Another good one would be
Tiger Eye: This crystal is the Stone of Success!! This lovely Crystal will give you the will power and
motivation you need to take action to achieve success. It will help you stay calm during hectic times and will aid you to be a leader.
It's that time of year again... “Spring Cleaning”!! Out with the old and in with the new!! As you get yourself all clean and vibrating at a higher level… your space needs that same attention and love. I don’t know about you, but I’m always extra happy when everything is in place and clean. I feel more relaxed and at peace. So… Do it!! Do a little
spring cleaning... dust the corners of your home, get rid of things that no longer serve you. My rule is if you haven't used it in a year... you must not need it! So go through old drawers and cabinets and just purge!!
This will allow you the space to bring new things that will come along this Spring Equinox into your life.
Make sure you don't neglect to also smudge your space as well!!
Your home, car, workspace, even You... by smudging these areas with either Sage, Palo Santo or My Newest Brew "Poof-Be-Gone" Vanishing Potion (Order Online)
This is the best way to get rid of any lingering low energy so that you might be able to move forward in the year refreshed and ready to manifest things into your life!
Not only do we want to spring clean our environment...but it's also a good idea to give our Energetic bodies a good cleaning as well!
I can assist you with that process....try one of my Crystal Chakra Balancing. It will help clean the slate allowing you positivity, energy, balance and the feeling of being grounded!! Book online!
DRAW DOWN THE SUN
One of the best ways to start this Spring Equinox is by getting up just before the Sun rise! Take a minute to breath and draw the Sun down to you! Raise your hands up to the Sun and takes it’s warm light and send it down your whole body (envision that an energy ball from the Sun is entering you) and through all your Chakras. Feel the warmth of golden light enter into your Crown Chakra, 3rd Eye, Throat, Solar Plexus, Sacral and Root Charkas. Connect with Mister Sun and make sure as you breath in, your breathing in love and light and breathing out gratitude for all that you have and your surroundings.
Once you are done, make sure you plant your hands onto Gaia (Mother Earth) and give any left over vibrations back to her. This will strengthen your Aura and others will take note to how vibrant you are today!
REDECORATE & CREATE
Time to spruce up the Alter!! Add some Spring flare to it... make some decorated eggs, find cute bunnies or add some colorful flowers! After you redecorate, take some time to do a meditation during this wheel turn! It will help bring a clearer picture as to what path is the best direction for you.
Have you ever noticed that we see lots of Rabbits all over the stores and places this time of year? It’s because Spring is a time of fertility and Rabbits are very fertile!! It’s a symbol to reminds us that Spring is here and that we need to sprout new things of our own. I’m not talking about having a baby!!
You can sprout creative things!! For example, you can do a neat craft project, or you can get super artistic and paint, or even plant some seed and do some gardneing … what ever calls to you. This is the time to do it!
Another symbol you have seen this time of year is the Easter Egg and as kids we were all encouraged to decorate them. There you go… getting crafty to decorate some eggs!! The egg is a symbol one again of new beginnings and fertility. Go ahead and decorate some eggs and leave them on your alter or scared space to remind you of the intentions your setting during this new season.
You can also bring some lovely flowers into your space to liven it up and refreshen your living space.
All and all, best thing to remember is be the energy you want to create! You have the power to make this Spring Equinox shift an awesome one. Set intentions, take time to yourself... and you will notice how much you really can achieve!!
BLESSED OSTARA & SPRING EQUINOX!!!
Light, Loves & Lunar Hugs
Bridget M. Shoup, CMP
"The Crystal Healing Gypsy"
Easter Fun Fact...
Did you know that Easter was decided by the Council of Nicaea back in the year 325. They decided to base the date of Easter on the Moon cycle!!
After the 1st Full Moon of the Spring Equinox is when Easter Sunday would be held. However, if the 1st Full Moon in the Spring Equinox falls on a Sunday, then Easter gets pushed back by 1 week so it doesn’t coincide with Passover.
This year we have a Full Moon that actually falls on the Spring Equinox ...Wednesday , March 20th, 2019.
This Full Moon isn't technically the first Full Moon AFTER Spring Equinox ,thus going for our next Full Moon after the Equinox on April 19th, 2019 and therefore, Easter is held this year on Sunday, April 21st, 2019. Intresting stuff...right???