March Moon Magick
"The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to
set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the
oil in the crankcase."
- E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944
Spring Clean
March is the month that welcomes the rebirth of spring and celebrates fertility as nature renews itself. A good spring cleaning is
due, especially if the muck of life is weighing you down. Use the positive energy of this month to set your life in order. Walk around
your space and look at your possessions. Look at all the things you have never used. Do you really need all this junk? Space
clearing is the act of making a space more livable by working with the energy within that space. The more space you make, the
more room for new energy to fill. This month is the perfect time to throw out the clutter and clean. If the task seems daunting, use
the divide and conquer approach by choosing one room to focus on and clear out the clutter. Make piles for trash, recycling and the
donation center and get rid of all the junk. Then clean. For added energy, employ an herbal infusion to your wash water. Just add 1
to 2 teaspoons of herb per cup of cold water. Bring the mixture gently to a boil. Cover and let steep for about 10 minutes. Then add
the infusion to your wash water and clean.
Click here for a helpful list of herbs and their magickal properties

After a good spring cleaning you can rid your space of residual energy with a good smudging, or if you need to change your luck,
work the spell below to refresh and renew as you toss out the old and make way for the new.

Spell To Clear Your Home Of Bad Luck
You will need:
1/2 cup each of dried rosemary, mint, and thyme

In a large bowl, mix the dried herbs as you sing or chant,
“Herbs of luck with this brew,
Charm this space, your power true.
All that's wrong, speeds away
as good fortune flows in to fill its place
opportunities open as my luck changes to good."

Sprinkle mixture across the floors. Leave over night. When you wake the next morning, sweep it up. Then carry it out your door and
burn it if you can. If not then bury it on the other side of your property line.


Wednesday, March 06 New Pisces Moon

Wednesday, March 20 - the Spring or Vernal Equinox

Full Virgo moon goes v/c at 11:22 am
enters Libra 9:28 pm
Spell for the March Full Moon
Wednesday, March 20 - the Spring or Vernal Equinox Full Virgo moon goes
v/c at 11:22 am making the lunar energy unpredictable. At 9:28 it enters
Libra adapting the influence to cooperate and compromise. Libra energy
favors balance, friendship, and partnerships making this a great moon for
relationship building.

Right Decision Spell
You will need:
1 yellow candle
Basil oil
A piece of notebook paper for each option
(write one possible choice on the header of each page)
1 blue pen
1 black pen

Anoint the candle. Ground and center and light the candle.
"
By your power and by my right,
grant me the gift of clear sight
to see the value and know the truth
so my feet find the path that's true
."

On the first paper, take the blue pen and list all of the positive results the
decision most likely will bring.
When you have listed them all, turn it over and with the black pen list all of
the possible negative results on the back.

Do this for each options. Fold each page twice in half and meditate on the
options. When you are ready repeat, "By your guidance let me see the path
that is best for me."
Put the papers away until the next Full Moon then read again and make your
decision.

Spell to Remove Barriers
this is a good spell for a waning moon
a gold candle
eucalyptus oil
bay leaves

Anoint candle and set on leaves. Light the candle and visualize the obstacles you wish to
remove.

Powers at work here my call,
that my endeavors no longer stall
but with your strength the path is cleared
as the desires in my heart are now mirrored
in the physical realm where they form
so that my reality becomes transformed.
Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, has a waxing moon in Leo
pumping the night full of boisterous energy for fun and celebration.
St. Patrick's Day is known for shamrocks, green beer, and corned beef
and cabbage and possibly a pinch if you're not wearing green. What is
this day about and how did it come to be on our calendar? Well, like
the harvest days of old that slipped into the Christian calendar, St.
Patrick's day is celebrated with parades, parties, and festivals on just
about every continent as people everywhere become Irish for the day
because who doesn't love a reason to party?

The Drowning of the Shamrock
One good luck tradition known as the drowning of the shamrock is when
at the end of the day, the shamrock is removed from the coat lapel or
the hat and dropped into the final glass of beer, a toast to good health
is then drunk and then the shamrock is picked out of the empty glass
and tossed over the left shoulder to usher in good luck.


Sprouting Intentions Spell
This spell can be applied to any intention you wish to grow. It programs
your intention into the seed and sets it to grow with the life force.
Note: This spell requires daily monitoring so only begin when you have
the
time to spend a few moments with it every day for up to six consecutive
days.
You will need: A  large strainer
You will need:
A large strainer
A few colorful jelly jars
Plastic needlework canvas or a thin piece of cheese cloth to top each jar
a canning band (lid ring) if you are using canvas. A rubber band to hold
the
cheese cloth securely in place
seeds of your choice
scissors
a lid to trace around for size
a marker
masking tape or jar labels
any symbol or image to tape to the jar to encourage your intention

Choose your seeds and rinse them well by putting them in a strainer
and
running water over them.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), Daikon Radish spouts, (Raphanus sativus),
Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum), Mung Beans (Vigna radiata,) and
Beets
(Beta vulgaris) all make good choices. If you can't find any locally,
Mountain Rose Herbs has a great selection.

Place the rinsed seeds in a large bowl and cover with water in a ratio of
1
part seeds to 3 parts water. Allow to soak (With the exception of: cress,
arugula, chia, flax, and basil - do not soak these, only mist to keep
moist.)
Soak small seeds 2-6 hours. Large seeds like peas, lentils, and grains
need
6-12 hours.

Each seed contains a dormant plant. The soaking process wakes it so
that it
begins to grow. This life force is brimming with potential and when
imbued
with new moon energy awakens a visceral power that can fuel any
intention we set.

Set up your jars. The goal is to create lids that secure the seeds in the
jar
while allowing for the water to drain out. You can use cheesecloth and
rubber bands, or plastic needlework canvas and the lid rings. Plastic
Needlework canvas is available at hobby and craft stores. It is cheap.
It is
easy to work with as it can be cut to fit each jar. It comes in different
gauges to accommodate seed size and can be used repeatedly. It also
comes in a selection of colors to match to your working. The canvas is
ideal for sprouting because to allows a screened airflow to aid the
seeds in
sprouting. It also makes rinsing easier and quicker.

If you are using needlework canvas, choose the right gauge for your
seed
size. Take the marker and trace the lid. Cut the canvas out. Set the
canvas
in your canning band. Fill jar with water and put the lid on the
jar. Turn
upside down to, test whether it will stay in place and the
water will drain
out.

When the seeds have soaked, rinse them again. Drain and place wet
seeds
in the jelly jar. Secure the top. If doing more than one jar, be
sure to label
and affix any symbol or image you want to imbue your
working. Shake out
the excess water. Secure the top and place jar on a shelf lit with
indirect
sunlight. Rinse and drain 2 or 3 times each day with fresh cold water.
Invert the jar on angle to allow excess water to drain. When most of
the
water is out. Try to get more out. Gently shake as you say,

"By the light of the moon,
by the light of the sun.
Awaken the life force now begun.
Set it to course,
set it to grow.
Set its power to rise and flow
to cultivate this intention
(say your intent)
May this or something better now manifest
for the greatest good
."

Return to the shelf. Monitor closely. Seeds should begin to sprout in 3
to 6
days. When seeds have sprouted completely, remove from jar, rinse,
seal
in plastic and refrigerate. Use in salads, sandwiches and other tasty
ways.
You have just created a superfood brimming with life energy. When you
eat, remember your intention.  

Embrace a New You
Take an honest look at your life and look at yourself. In your heart you
know what is keeping you from being a better person, what habit is
keeping you from attaining your goal. Identify what it is that you want
to change and stoke the desire to do the work to change it. It is
through awareness and ambition you can turn your energy to becoming
the person you want to be. Start today. New Year's day holds the
energy of the threshold making it an auspicious time to renew and
remake your life into the life you desire. What is it you secretly call
yourself? Are you a dancer, painter, writer, actress, cook? Make today a
Me day and invest in your passion. It is time to become the person you
truly are. Today's energy is favorable for positive life change.



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Painting by Amanda Clark
The Secret Power of Scent
The importance of our sense of smell is often dismissed yet smell facilitates a
variety of human social interactions, both casual and intimate. "The human
sense of
smell is often seen as insignificant, but this sense is keener and
more influential on our species than many people realize"  -
Scientific American

Scent can affect your mood, your memory, in fact, your entire sense of well-
being. The olfactory nerves are connected directly with your brain, where scent
impulses create instant memories and reactions. Scents can bring on feelings
of peace, a sense of well being or induce good night's sleep. We can't help but
respond to comforting smells like apple cinnamon pie, be lifted by the
invigorating scent of lemon, lime or tangerine, or think of love with the
fragrance of rose and vanilla.

To employ this power, carry a spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of
your favorite essential oil. Need an emergency lift? Try lemon, lime or
grapefruit oil. Say, "Magickal mists with your power, lift my mood with the
scent of flowers. With just one spritz, peace fills my being." Then spritz
yourself with the scented spray.

Take a cleansing bath before your date. Drop a handful of roses, jasmine,
rosemary or lavender. Then before you dress, close your eyes, take a deep
breath, and turn your attention inward. Visualize that you are a goddess of
love. Hold in your mind the image you desire to become and allow it to
manifest by holding the knowledge that you deserve what you desire.

I enter the flow of All That Is
I am filled with love. I am love...
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
I am filled with love...
Bless me Goddess, with a love that's true
I am open. I am love.... I am kind....I am love...
I am happy... I am beautiful...I am loved
Love emanates from me...I radiate love...I am a Goddess of Love.
Happiness shall reign in my home and in my name.
I am Love
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be

Draw a deep breath and smile.
For the ancients, time was divided by light and darkness, the year by the time of bounty, and the time of want. They looked to the sky
and marked the year by solstices and equinoxes. Ostara or Vernal Equinox on March 20 is when the hours of darkness and the hours of
light become equal as light once again returns to rule the year. Ostara is the celebration of the Saxon Goddess of Springtime and on this
day the earth transitions from the dark half to the light half of the year as light and darkness balance. From this point forward light
grows stronger by the day. This is a time of renewal, a time to celebrate beginnings. This is the celebration of the arrival of Spring and
all of the bounty that it brings as nature renews and recharges the world with life. Trees burst into blossoms. Flowers sprout and bloom.
Egg-filled nests hatch and mothers of all kinds give birth. Ostara marks a shift in energy from storage to growth. It signals a change and
we respond converting past plans to action as Spring dawns. Gardens are started as each magickal practitioner considers which leaves,
twigs, and fruits they need for future projects in the coming months. Baby bunnies and chicks are symbols of Ostara along with the egg,
which we paint and hunt or exchange, and the hare.
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