Happy Ostara

Ostara Blessings to You
Ostara by Amanda Clark

Yay!  It’s the first day of spring.  Here in Albuquerque, the trees are starting to blossom and the spring flowers are lazily reaching for the sun.  I am so ready for warmer weather…I’m tired of dressing like the abominable snow man to walk Logan!

Ostara is a time of renewal and rebirth. Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature…walk in the park, lay in the grass, hike through a forest. As you do so, observe all the new things beginning around you…plants, flowers, insects, birds. Today the light and dark are in perfect balance.  Are you?  Time to look at aspects of your life that are throwing you off kilter.  Do you need to let something or someone go.  Or perhaps you need to draw something new into your life.  Now is the time to renew your commitment to yourself and your path.
{Learn more about Ostara HERE.}

New Techniques
etched copper tube

The last few months I have learned many new techniques to incorporate into my creations.  I am so excited to show you!  All of these technique are a little more labor intensive, so I will slowly be adding new items to my etsy shop

I want to thank all of my wonderful clients who have encouraged me and purchased one of my creations.  Because of you, I am able to do what I love everyday.  Your lovely feedback, sharing my work with your friends and family, sharing your pendulum and meditation experience with me, and connecting with my via social media are such a blessing.  Thank you!

Brightest Blessings and Happy Ostara,

Blessed Litha

Today is the Summer Solstice…the longest day of the year!  Let us celebrate the abundant Earth and Nature in full bloom.  
One legend holds that, at twilight on Litha Eve, the door to the Middle Kingdom opens and those who seek it may come and go freely. 

Sleeping Beauty by Daniela Illing www.baerb.de

The trooping faeries are on the move!  Welcome them into your home and garden by leaving offerings of honey, bread, or milk.  They also love sparkly stones…so set out some labradorite, moonstone, or quartz.  *Be fore warned some faeries like to cause mischief!

In Fairy Land: An Elfin Dance by Richard Doyle
Litha is also an excellent time for rites of divination…so get those pendulums out and have fun!!
Brightest Blessings,
You can learn more about Litha here.

Blessed Beltane

The Wheel turns and we are once again back at Beltane.  The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and warmer days are spread out before us like molten honey.  I love the since of anticipation that comes with this time of year…something wonderful is just around the corner.

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

One of my favorite things to do is to decorate the trees in my yard with satin ribbons.  I use different colors and lengths, placing them randomly amongst the branches.  I love how the wind makes them dance and sway to the music of nature. 

My apple tree all beribboned!

And speaking of music…this song is always in my head during the month of May.  (Yes, my musical theater roots are showing…I love Camelot!)

Don’t forget today is a “Trooping” day as well.  Faeries will be on the move!  If you would like to entice them into your home and garden (be for warned…not all faeries are helpful and nice) set out some cream, honey, or bread as an offering.  Faeries also love shiny stones like labradorite, quartz, and moonstone!

by Stephanie Pui-Mun La

Today is a great day to stop and smell the roses and give thanks to the Earth as she awakens from her long winter nap!
Brightest Blessings,

You can find more info about this pagan holiday HERE.

Happy Ostara

Time once again to welcome Spring!  Which means…
My Plum Tree will soon be bursting 
with delicate pink blossoms.
Hot air balloons become my morning wake up call.

I switch out my dishes.

And I celebrate Ostara!

art source: http://bit.ly/GC2rQq
Curious about this pagan holiday?  Find out more here.

I am also looking forward to longer days, more sunshine, burst of color in New Mexico’s brown landscape, and reconnecting with friends and neighbors as we emerge from our winter hibernation. 

I hope you have a happy and blessed Ostara!

All Hallows Eve

Happy Samhain!  On this day I honor my ancestors.  I think of all of those who came before me and brightly lit the path I know travel.  Thank you for your hard work, thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your eternal love, and thank you for always believing in me.  Without you I am nothing!
Tonight I will sit in the quiet stillness and listen for your guidance and wisdom.  I welcome you Lord and Lady to my table and together we will await the turning of the wheel once again. 
May you have a Blessed Samhain!
Blessing Bright and Dark,
If you would like to know more about Samhain, please click here.