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Planter’s Moon- April

 It should come to not surprise that April’s moon name is ‘Planter’s Moon’ or “Seed Moon’. Here we arrive to the month of potential growth and garden planning, and not just in the literal sense.

Even if you can’t set seeds into soil, pagans can still set goals for themselves.

Some April Moon Activities:

Seed blessings. Even if you can’t plant them, you can carry seeds as a reminder of their potential, and your intent.

Seed planting– start a window garden, small garden in the backyard, or even plant something out in the woods to grow.

Create water infusions such as Moon water. These are pretty easy- Set a glass bottle (I use old spaghetti jars) and collect spring water, rainwater, or even water from the tap if you don’t have anything else.  Set beneath the full moon tonight to gather its light and energy. You can also add crystals to infuse their energy into the water as well.Don’t forget to label them.

Speak with the Goddess. The full moon is all her glory and power, in the fullness of all that is feminine. Its feminine due to the ties to the menstrual cycle, and fertility cycles of mammals. “Speak’ through meditation, visualization, or drawing down the moon.

I sometimes sit quite in ‘still mind’, and wait to feel Her presence before speaking to her.

What does the April moon mean to you? Post below

 

 

Spring’s a’coming

IMG_0030I am loving this springtime weather we’ve been having. Despite the occasional rain or storm, I still enjoy the sweet scent of spring, the song of the Robins, and the fresh grass springing up everything.

Oastara, the spring equinox, celebrates the freshness of the turning seasons. This is a time to bless seeds, enjoy the outdoors such as a hike or picnic, or bask in the sunlight. It’s a time of fresh starts and new beginnings.

This is the time where the goals you’ve set into motion should start showing signs of development. You might need to re-evaluate, re-energize, or even re-affirm those goals to keep them going and seed your garden with all the hopes of the coming growing season.

For myself, I’ve lost six pounds. In January where I tried losing weight and saw no change whatsoever, seeing results now is both refreshing and motivating for me. Even my son mentioned how I like thinner. Yeah me!

Some Oastara ideas;

Make a ribbon windsock. (I made one last year and it still looks great on my back patio!)

Make a witch’s bottle and place near the front door to protect the home.

Seed Blessing ritual.

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How does your garden (goals) grow?

As I’ve mentioned in past posts in regards to the pagan gardener, many of us have spiritual gardens in which we plant seeds of intention for goals we hope to see blossom by the autumn (if not before).

As with any gardens, both real and spiritual, here are some tips;

Weed periodically. The plants (goals) you wish to grow require room and space, and if its scattered with weeds (blocks, setbacks, etc), you need to remove them. Sometimes these weeds can take the form of people who hold us back, situations that doesn’t allow you thrive, or even the deep seated fears and low self-esteem of our personalities. Seek to weed these out, if you can.

Clear out the dead plants. Sometimes our plants (goals) do not come to fruition for any number of reasons. Recognize when you need to remove them to make room for healthier, stronger plants (goals). Don’t waste your time and energy watering and tending to plants (goals) that are dead and won’t flower. Sometimes you need to accept its not the right time, and you can try again later.

Water and fertilize. Plants (goals) could grow on their own, but tending your garden by giving whatever attention your plants (goals) need to thrive, will help make a successful garden. Time, care, focus, action, and effort are all requires to make a healthy garden.

Seek help if you need it. There’s no shame in asking for help if your garden (goals) isn’t thriving. Seek others will experience to see how they found success, what techniques worked for them, and what didn’t work as well.

Assess at harvest time. When you finally do see the fruits of your labor, take note what worked best for you. Even failures provide valuable insight on what won’t work in the future.

What seeds/goals have you planted for this season? Is there a set time you expect to see the harvest of your labor?

BOS Assignment: By now you should have some idea on goals, and what you’ve planted for this year. Take stock, and check for growth. Note if you need to make changes or adjustments to reach your goals.