I am somewhat of a lax Pagan. And I mean lax. I should be ashamed of myself, but the funny thing is, I’m not. Like I said in a post before - I am content with where I am now in my spirituality and how much I do or, in most cases, do not do. To me it does not mean I regard it any less or feel it something unimportant. I do the odd healing ritual, the occasional candle spell and continue to make small offerings when I feel the need. But I am no longer out and out “hello world - I’m a Witch!”. I am over that phase. I am cosy in my own skin and beliefs. Hurrahs!
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That said, I do try to regard the major celebrations - 8 throughout the year. 20th/21st March is when I celebrate Spring Equinox. And I like to party on down with some good old fashioned cleaning. Oh, I know how to live alright! Just try and stop me!
It was a glorious day here yesterday, so I took full advantage of a flat to myself. Accompanied by the tepid breeze, I opened all the windows and whacked Buddy Holly on the (mp3) gramophone. On repeat. I have never spent so long de-greasing things. But the sunshine and the blossom coming out of the trees made it all seem better.
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As did a visit from Mrs Bumblebee. Traditionally, Bees are seen as messengers of the Gods. The creation of healing (and yummy) honey being the main contributor to this myth, alongside their crafty pollination, which keeps everything ticking. For now.
For me, this is the Goddess. I do not follow a particular pantheon, I tend to see things in nature and interpret. The Bee is one creature that never falters in making itself known to me when I am in need of pepping up or I am pondering something serious. Thankfully I am neither down nor dithering at the moment, so I took the Queen Bee as a simple “hello” from Mother Nature.
Plus the fact that I had to rescue her from the window, as she was being beady eyed by a Memphis. Cat + Bee = vets. Bad times.
Before I enter full on waffle-mode - I just wanted to wish all of you a lovely Spring Equinox. There is so much horror going on in the world at the moment, I feel the need to share a happy thought of longer days and warm weather to come.
Roll on sandals, painted toes, pretty frocks, beaches and cider!