Veronica

Ostara is Coming

  
By:  Veronica  •  Wiccan  •  one month 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    one month 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    one month 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    one month 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
Professor Expert
2.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Veronica @2.1    one month 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    one month ago

I know exactly what you mean.   

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    one month 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    one month 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    one month 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    one month 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    one month 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    one month 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    one month ago
If you go pagan you never go back

Agreed wholeheartedly.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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3.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

Another ritual, pagan or otherwise...one day we will all accept the right for each individual to believe as they will, but will not in any way accept any singular belief as defining the whole. 

Freedom of religion = freedom of ideas...not too hard to understand, much less accept. 

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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3.2.1  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  r.t..b... @3.2    one month ago
one day we will all accept the right for each individual to believe as they will, but will not in any way accept any singular belief as defining the whole. 

That would be nice but I don't see it ever happening there is too much money and power in organized religions. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @3.2.1    one month ago

Agreed..... I think the current count is now up to 2,400 some odd gods/goddesses created by sapiens.....  

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.2.3  author  Veronica  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.2.2    one month ago

Yep, there are a lot, but my goddess doesn't demand money from people.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
3.2.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Veronica @3.2.3    one month ago

Enlightenment for free... Bargain at twice the price!

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     one month 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    one month ago

Very good read. The Seventh Fire gave me chills

 
 
 
Veronica
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6  author  Veronica    one month ago

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

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    one month ago

Spring forward can have more than one meaning.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @7    one month 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    one month ago

Wise words. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  MrFrost @8    one month ago

Very, now if only I can live them.