Veronica

Ostara is Coming

  
By:  Veronica  •  Wiccan  •  9 months ago  •  24 comments

Ostara is Coming
“It’s time to shake off the old and start anew . This is one of the reasons spring cleaning is so popular. Cleaning out the old and making way for the new always helps to give us a renewed sense of purpose.” ― Llewellyn Publications, Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox

Time to cleanse home, family and myself.  Remove the negativity and open myself to positivity.  Time for me to once again begin anew & try to be a better person.  Let go of the bitterness, sadness and anger.  Time to be fresh.  

I shall try to follow the words on the image posted.  Time to think before hitting the <enter> key or speaking.  Time to let things roll off of my back because those things cannot hurt me.  The things that can hurt me I need to defend against, but using truth, words that are needed and words that are kind.  These things come hard to me for various reasons, but I shall try my damnedest.  

May the Goddess look favorable upon me...

Blessed Be!!!

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    9 months ago

May be hard, but it is worth the effort.

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
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2  Eat The Press Do Not Read It    9 months ago

Take a look at my page, here, on NewsTalkers.com. It is titled, EAT THE PRESS DO NOT READ IT.

Recently, I started following a similar page on FB and found it most profound.  I write political satire, which, for some, has a soothing effect on them. Mostly bright, happy, well-educated Liberals, and, oddly, the direct opposite
on this new brand of mean-spirited, Right Wing, Conservative Republicans who seem to be angry all the time.

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Eat The Press Do Not Read It @2    9 months ago

I actually do visit your page here & read your articles.  I don't usually comment because usually everything I am thinking has already been stated there. 

Gotta love satire.

I find that I need to separate from NT often to get away from the waves & waves of anger that has seen to grow exponentially ever since 2016.  It is sad & frightening, but I am resolved to push past.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Veronica @2.1    9 months ago

I think I took a two year LOA from NT a few years ago.....  It worked for a good amount of time.  I find posting articles that most would never see... like from the Navy Times worth while and therapeutic.

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.1.1    9 months ago

I know exactly what you mean.   

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    9 months ago

Do I say Happy Ostara or what is the proper greeting?

My former supervisor asked me how the Church decides when Easter is every year. This was when I was taking RCIA classes. Anyway, it was explained to me this way: Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Vernal Equinox. Once I digested that I thought to myself...does Easter get anymore Pagan? And the whole Church is pretty much defined by Easter if you think about it.

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    9 months ago

Using "happy" with any of my Sabbats is the usual.  At least it is to me - some pagans can get uppity (just like every other walk of life).  

When I first left the Church (Catholic) and began my Solitary Witch journey I was told by someone that if you scratch a Catholic you will find a witch underneath.  I found that extremely amusing.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @3.1    9 months ago

I think you're right. I don't think you have to scratch me very deep to find my pagan roots

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    9 months ago

I found out it wasn't very deep in me either.  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3.1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Veronica @3.1.2    9 months ago

If I believe in math and physics... Does that make me a pagan or just a heretic? 

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.1.3    9 months ago

I would never define you.... I know some pagan scientists.  If you go pagan you never go back jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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3.1.5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Veronica @3.1.4    9 months ago
If you go pagan you never go back

Agreed wholeheartedly.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     9 months ago

Love Ostara and the saying. 

You might be interested in this. The Seven Fires Prophecy of the Ojibwe. They date back to great migration for our people before the Europeans came to our shores. Each has been accurate and we are now in the Seventh Fire which will determine our survival.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5    9 months ago

Very good read. The Seventh Fire gave me chills

 
 
 
Veronica
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6  author  Veronica    9 months ago

That was an awesome read.  It was so accurate for today's world.  

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    9 months ago

Spring forward can have more than one meaning.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @7    9 months ago

Yes it can... I have two weeks to get everything ready before the Sabbat.  Hopefully I will accomplish it so I can enter in new.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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8  MrFrost    9 months ago

Wise words. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  MrFrost @8    9 months ago

Very, now if only I can live them.