Today is Easter….Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. In my family, we celebrate it mostly because my parents and sister are christian. This year however, due to a family situation, we didn’t celebrate it with all the family. My husband, daughter, family friend and I went out to breakfast and the weather is beautiful and we had a nice time. My daughter Willow and her family spent this year with her husband’s family. They are so busy on the holidays trying to see all the family on both sides that they have to alternate between families..this was not our year :(. The had us over friday night though for a cookout which was fabulous. We brought our little grandaughter Lily her Bunny basket, had grilled burgers and good company and this early in April the weather was 80!! It was awesome.
A few days ago was the full moon. I made up Blessing Oil and my Blessed water under a starry clear sky. However, even though it was like 10:30 at night, and the moon was full, it still wasn’t showing up in the sky. Funny how it comes up so late in the night this time of year. It was a warm, gentle night and while I was communing with my God and Goddess, I saw a shooting star! It was amazing as I don’t see them very often. I took it as a response to my prayer and felt at peace after. I also like to recharge my jewelry, crystals, altar tools etc in the moonlight so I did that too. I love that Spring and warm weather are here again and I can be outside to commune without having to bundle up!
Here’s my recipe for Blessing Oil:
1/4 cup almond oil
10 drops sandalwood oil
4 drops camphor oil
2 drops orange oil
2 drops patchouli oil
Put in a pretty bottle and use it to bless your altar, candles, yourself after a ritual bath, or your tools. You can also anoint your doors to bless your home. Many uses and it smells great! This is a double batch, feel free to 1/2 it.
I decorated for Ostara, both Altars, and left them up for Easter as the symbols, eggs, lamb, bunny, spring flowers etc are the same. I’ll be undoing them tomorrow and getting ready for Beltane. I’ll talk more about Beltane in the next month as Beltane is also known as May Day and is on May 1. My Book of Shadows is coming along slowly but surely. I love working on it and seeing it come together!
Have a blessed day,