A Blessed Spring Equinox

A Blessed Spring Equinox

There are 12 comments on the www.wildhunt.org story from Mar 20, 2008, titled A Blessed Spring Equinox. In it, www.wildhunt.org reports that:

Today is the vernal equinox * . It is the astronomical beginning of spring. Wiccans, Heathens, and various modern Pagans celebrate this day as Ostara , Lady Day , or simply the spring equinox .

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Since: Feb 08

ANOKA, MN

#2 Mar 21, 2008
What a glorious day it was!

I walked down to Loring Park here in Minneapolis during lunch, and wandered around the Seasons Garden, which does seem to be trying to wake up. The early plants are trying to stir; I'm afraid they're covered by a fresh layer of snow today.

The squirrels were all running up to see if I had any food for them - the Loring Park squirrels are very bold; they'll sit right next to you if you have food, and practically run up your leg to get it. I don't eat lunch in the park any more. Judging by the drifts of peanut shells, they haven't been starving this winter. They're also fat and sassy. I saw grey, red and black squirrels; I know there's a white one in the park, or at least last year there was, but I didn't see him yet.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Dec 07

USA

#3 Mar 21, 2008
DaBroad wrote:
What a glorious day it was!
I walked down to Loring Park here in Minneapolis during lunch, and wandered around the Seasons Garden, which does seem to be trying to wake up. The early plants are trying to stir; I'm afraid they're covered by a fresh layer of snow today.
The squirrels were all running up to see if I had any food for them - the Loring Park squirrels are very bold; they'll sit right next to you if you have food, and practically run up your leg to get it. I don't eat lunch in the park any more. Judging by the drifts of peanut shells, they haven't been starving this winter. They're also fat and sassy. I saw grey, red and black squirrels; I know there's a white one in the park, or at least last year there was, but I didn't see him yet.
U are so blessed to have squirrels of different colors.
I have only seen Grey Squirrels.(big sigh)

But at my father's house; he lives near a state Park, there are many deer. They come across the road in the PM and go thru his yard; and there is a WHITE Deer in the bunch!! There use to be two white ones; but about two yrs ago we stopped seeing it. Now only one white deer in the herd.
I take my Kitty: Mystic out there sometimes and let her sit in the big picture window to let her see them. She enjoys it so much. Her pretty eyes get so big and her little ears perk up.(I'm smiling big here) It does my heart good.

I have a lot of Grey Squirrels where I live. I wish I had other colors to watch also.
HAVE A GOOD DAY AND ENJOY THE SUNSHINE.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4 Mar 21, 2008
DaBroad wrote:
What a glorious day it was!
I walked down to Loring Park here in Minneapolis during lunch, and wandered around the Seasons Garden, which does seem to be trying to wake up. The early plants are trying to stir; I'm afraid they're covered by a fresh layer of snow today.
The squirrels were all running up to see if I had any food for them - the Loring Park squirrels are very bold; they'll sit right next to you if you have food, and practically run up your leg to get it. I don't eat lunch in the park any more. Judging by the drifts of peanut shells, they haven't been starving this winter. They're also fat and sassy. I saw grey, red and black squirrels; I know there's a white one in the park, or at least last year there was, but I didn't see him yet.
Sounds like a great day. I love squirrels. Unfortunately, so do our cats :(

Around here, we also get the grey, red and black, and those that actually look like raccoons at first glance, with the 'masks'. I don't know what kind they are.

One time, a few years ago, a baby grey fell out of a tree, onto our driveway. Our oldest son saw it happen. He picked the poor thing up, and brought it into the house. It was bleeding from the nose and mouth, and we really didn't think it would survive. He gave it some water, and put it in a medium sized cage we had from when our pet rats were little, and tried to interest it in some peanuts. As I said, we didn't think it would last long, but it was beginning to get cold, and he just wanted to make it comfy. Well, he survived. Our son was still at home at the time, and kept him inside. By the time Spring came, he-we named him Rocky, lol-would sit on our shoulders, and eat out of our hands. Such a sweet little thing. We started taking him outside, and our son would break up the nuts for him. After a while, he lived outside permanently, but would come visit us when we were outside. He'd crawl right up onto us, looking for food. After that Winter, he stopped visiting. We miss him. Hopefully, he found a mate, and was too busy :)

“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#5 Mar 21, 2008
Taebozz wrote:
"Invoke a warrior or warrioress and allow their power to fill you, to make you feel invincible"
This quote was taken from Celtic Myth & Magick by Edain Mc Coy page 91.
From the same page same book:

"Bring the power of a fertillity Goddess into an egg and keep it on your altar until Bealtaine when it's sybolic promise is fulfilled".

(So thats where the "Easter egg comes from, lol)

Since: Sep 07

Apopka, FL

#6 Mar 21, 2008
Natalia Tikimirova wrote:
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From the same page same book:
"Bring the power of a fertillity Goddess into an egg and keep it on your altar until Bealtaine when it's sybolic promise is fulfilled".
(So thats where the "Easter egg comes from, lol)
eeeeewwwwww Agh.. wouldn't that kinda stink up the place? Was this some way to punish their decendents. Kinda like how grandparents spoil their grandkids and send them home to their parents? tee hee

“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#7 Mar 21, 2008
Actually, the only time you need to refrigerate and egg is after it has been washed. When the hen lays the egg it is coated in a protective membrane that will keep it for about 3 months. Once the egg is washed that is when the process of rancidity begins.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#8 Mar 21, 2008
Or, you can blow the insides out of an egg. We're making German egg wands weeee....

“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#9 Mar 21, 2008
two needle holes, one on each end, and alot of huffing and puffing.....tons of work.

Since: Sep 07

Apopka, FL

#10 Mar 21, 2008
CShine wrote:
Or, you can blow the insides out of an egg. We're making German egg wands weeee....
Oh, you so don't want to know where my mind went with that...

Since: Sep 07

Apopka, FL

#11 Mar 21, 2008
Natalia Tikimirova wrote:
Actually, the only time you need to refrigerate and egg is after it has been washed. When the hen lays the egg it is coated in a protective membrane that will keep it for about 3 months. Once the egg is washed that is when the process of rancidity begins.
This country girl didn't know that. LOL! But we didn't raise hens, etc. <shrug> So does my excuse count? Tee Hee.

Thanks

“Heart for Diego always”

Since: Mar 08

Sioux City, IA

#12 Mar 21, 2008
Merry Meet & Brightest Blessings to everyone.

Hope this year proves to be fruitful & plentiful for one & all.

May the God & Goddess shine upon everyone. Share the best that is offered.

Merry Part!!

“Hi! I'm no longer here. ”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#14 Mar 22, 2008
Lots of positive posts. What a lovely forum you have here. =] Let spring begin and may it bring forth many blessings to all.

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