Oh, Spring, it’s been too long!

To my fellow Pagans or Wiccans, merry meet and happy Ostara! It’s so exciting to welcome Spring after such a harsh Winter. I’m wishing you all bright blessings and a joyful celebration. For those who are unaware of Ostara and are curious about it, here are a few links:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/themediawitches/2015/03/you-call-it-easter-we-call-it-ostara/

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/p/Ostara_History.htm

It’s a very blessed holiday considering it is also a New Moon tonight AND a solar eclipse! I’m going to deck myself out in pastels and flowers, and plants some new seeds today. Then, when I go to work, I’m going to do my best to be as cheerful and positive as possible (and maybe grab a little cake for my friends and family).

Blessed be, y’all. I hope your day is incredible.

Much love & Good vibes,

Violet XO

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Garden Witchery

Happy Tuesday, people of the Interwebs! Sorry I didn’t post the flower spell last night, I honestly wasn’t feeling it. I was pretty grumpy. However, today is a new day and I’m pointing my face towards the sunshine- though some gloom and rain would be super appreciated, Mother Nature. I won’t be posting a ton on Wiccan topics since I’m still in the learning process, but if it’s relevant or when there is a Sabbat or Esbat coming up (These are sort of like holidays or days for sacred celebration) I’ll write a post or two. I figured with spring coming to an end and summer arriving shortly it would be a lovely time to talk about a little Garden Witchery.

Do you remember hearing the advice from older folk to talk to your flowers? I’ve heard this wise advice a few times and not surprisingly discovered it may have its roots in old Pagan culture. Wiccans and Pagans tend to get a pretty shitty rep in modern media, but magick isn’t some Hocus Pocus. I mean, there are wands involved (along with various other symbolic tools, like in most religions) but at least in my eyes, it’s more of a focused self-aware thinking. Many things we do in our daily lives (spring cleaning, putting good intentions into cooking/baking, and hanging mistletoe and similar holiday greenery up around the house in the winter period) are actually traditionally Pagan. As you see, there’s nothing extremely weird about those things; they are simply traditions that call upon us to live in the present and use our power to create a loving, nature-centered, and safe environment. That was sort of a murky explanation ha, but Wicca can be hard to describe sometimes.

Well, the older people were onto something: plants react and may grow when surrounded by vibrational stimuli. Our voices and spoken words involve vibrations, and according to research plants may best grow when around music. Most of us don’t want to set up a stereo next to our gardens that plays music 24/7, so singing or speaking to your flowers is the next best thing. To learn more about helping your plants to go, check out this interesting source: http://www.proflowers.com/blog/can-talking-to-plants-help-them-grow.

My small spell that I speak or sing to flowers is this (feel free to create your own if you’d like to try it for yourself!);

Sweet little blossoms

stretching towards the Sun,

May your petals unfurl

and stems grow strong.

May you live in peace

with the birds and the bees,

drink your fill from rain

and feel love from me.

You can sing or speak these when watering or grooming your garden. As long as you truly mean and believe it, the magick will begin its work. Try to think positive, calm, loving thoughts when gardening. And if you’re not Wiccan, simply enjoy the happiness the garden gives you and let the plants soak up those healthy vibrations!

Are you growing anything in a garden this year? What are your favorite flowers? Do you have any gardening/planting tips for us beginners (this is my first time in ten years)?

Woooaaaahh!

Good morning, darlings. Before I begin my little pep talk for ya’ll, I thought I’d share some interesting information..

I have a secret admirer! (!!!!!!!!!!!)

Little old me? Well gosh dangit, I didn’t realize I was that fab. *hair flip*

My good friend C is in Miami right now and she randomly texted me saying that one of her friends is interested in me. Since I’m overflowing with curiosity, I pretty much hounded her to unmask this mysterious man. Unfortunately (for me), she’s too awesome of a friend to go back on an oath swearing her to secrecy. I am intrigued, to say the least.

 13. Two Gulls Shocked After Seeing Me Sun Bathing In My Y-Fronts

Hint: This was literally my reaction. (photo from dailynewsdig.com)

Anyhoo, here is my message to you beautiful, magnificent people today: imagine a bright, lovely future for yourself- full of love, happy memories, laughter, kisses, embraces, and with dreams and wishes coming true- and act the part. By “act the part”, I mean for you to fully believe in yourself and that you will ultimately be receiving that future, and totally kick life’s ass as you walk like a person who knows how to perform magic with the universe. An easy way of doing this is thinking about what Ideal Future You would do today. For example: My Ideal Future Self is healthy- she is well and glowing and her health oozes out of her (not literally, of course. That would be disgusting).What would Healthy Violet do? I think she would drink 8 glasses of water, do a small workout to Blogilates (another amazing babe I suggest you should check out. She makes exercising fun and helps to motivate you!), read a little, eat balanced meals, sing to the flowers to grow big and strong, and spend at least an hour treating herself. And damn skippy treating herself entails reading Creepypasta and eating lays chips with sour cream/onion dip… while lounging in super comfy clothes surrounded by yummy-smelling candles. So basically, just act as though your Ideal Self would act. Own it, I triple dog dare you. .>:l This smiley means business!

Who is your ideal self and what does she/he do today? Do you accept my rebellious challenge (you know you want to)? What things to you do to treat or pamper yourself? Also.. have you ever had a secret admirer before, and how did that story turn out?

 PS: Later today I’ll post something wickedly Wiccan- ah, word play- and show you the mantra I have for helping my beautiful flowers grow big and strong.