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My new sacred space

Sacred space

My husband bought me a lovely used desk for Christmas, and built me some shelves to go with it. These are adjustable, so one shelf is now my private sacred space.

It includes:

- The green sign at the back says “Life is a journey, not a destination’. I made this as a ‘doorknob spell’ but now it hands on the altar where I can write quotes and intentions on the back. Its covered in packing tape, which makes for a small dry board.

- Two star decorations. Both are gifts from friends, and add that positive energy that friendship brings.

- Two butterfly candles. The butterfly represents the spirit, and transformation of spirit. Light/fire also symbolizes transformation and change.

- Flower pot plate- very useful to add stones and a small candle. This is also a good post to add incense, and jewelry I wish to empower.

- Crystal ball- I got this decades ago from another friend. It came with a pewter dragon that my cat at the time decided it was a great idea to knock over and crack the face and leg off. I got a new base for it, and it reminds me of using vision to see clearly in Life.

- Pentacle amulet (On the back wall) was another gift from a dear friend. I love the design and the energy she brought to my life.

- My pentacle necklace (hanging on the right with the pentacle décor). Yet another gift, with the necklace part made by my husband. More fond memories and reminders of friendship and love.

If you take note, the back ‘wall’ is all corkboard. This will let me past a number of things such as photos, pictures, prayers/chants, and reminders.

I love it. Its there, in front of me, ready to be used when I need it.

Some Ostara Ideas

I’m sick of winter- so very sick of the cold, snow, and ice. I want spring to come, and to come soon. So I thought it would be nice to start posting things about the Spring Equinox, which will be March 20, 2014.

There are a number of ideas for spring altars, but this one I found on Pinterst via this link.

Use one of the cardboard egg containers (I never recommend products with Styrofoam), and add some flowers, seeds, candles, and maybe some Easter candy as offerings.

What else to add?

Rabbits are sacred to Eostre (Ostara), the Saxon goddess of fertility and spring. There are some links to the Viking goddess, Freya, who also holds the rabbit/hare sacred. What better symbol of fertility than an animal that can easily over populate?

Eggs- Another fertility symbol, the egg can be colored to hide and seek, to form candles, filled with confetti (or seeds), or set out as gifts.

Flowers/Seeds- Set as a decoration, the bloom represents the sensuality of fertility, while the seeds represent all the potential of that union. You can use the seeds for a garden, or use them in spell craft as symbols of what you wish to come to fruition.

How to make rose petal beads- you can make these as talismans.

Beads from Nature – includes how to make beads from seeds to be added to necklaces or other jewelry.

Candy- For me, I prefer chocolate, but you can also include jellybeans and other traditional candies as offerings. With offerings, you place them on the altar for a period of time, and later consume them. The concept is the spirits will ‘consume’ the essence. Maybe they also like to share. Winking smile I know candy doesn’t last too long in my house.

Tons of homemade candy recipes- A Pinterest board of yumminess.

My Ostara Pinterest board. Obviously not my stuff but sites/links I enjoy.

I’ll post more Ostara crafts and traditions in the coming weeks.

Goddess Tarot: iPhone App or Traditional

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To me, the divination tools such as Tarot or Runes are just that; tools. So when I found a Goddess Tarot app for the iPhone, I’m of the school of thought that using an electronic version is just as valid as using a paper based one.

What I like about the app is that it has a built in booklet to explain the cards. It includes the Celtic Cross spread, and the Three Card spread. You can pick just one card, and you can browse through the cards to memorize and read up on each card’s meaning.

The artwork is by Kris Waldherr, who illustrated books and does lovely art with goddess themes.

Kris Waldherr is an author, illustrator, and designer whose art has been exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is the author of Doomed Queens, The Lover’s Path and The Book of Goddesses, and creator of The Goddess Tarot. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

For those who prefer to feel the cards in your hands, you can also get The Goddess Tarot Deck through Amazon.

I also love the symbolism of the cards. Unlike the Waite-Rider deck which is a bit too dismal for my tastes, the Goddess tarot offers more in the way of lessons and powerful outcomes rather than focusing on the negative.