Monday, 21 March 2011

Ooooooh! Equinox!

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!  

14 comments:

  1. I think that was a lovely post! I also agree I cannot wait for bare legs and sandals :o)

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  2. Lovely post! I'm so looking forward to spring proper. I saw three bumble bees today....first of the season. First ant spotted will mean spring for sure!
    xx

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  3. Happy Spring indeed. Honey is a spell in itself to my mind, I eat a ton of it, it's good for everything (with the possible exception of your teeth). I'm positive it's got youth giving qualities.

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  4. I saw two bumblebees today, and was most excited. Some lovely blossoms coming out right now xx

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  5. Happy Equinox! My kitten saw her first bee yesterday and promptly jumped on her, getting stung. Joy. Fortunately a little bicarb later and she was fine.
    I did my 'worship' in dungarees with a spade. Nothing like getting covered in mud and dripping sweat from digging to get close to the changing of the season!

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  6. Amen sista! Spring is beautiful also signifies new beginings amor.

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  7. Happy equinox! Mr Robot laughs at me because if I find a bee out of energy in the garden, I put a spoonful of honey beside it so it can restore itself and fly away, but I like bees. Well done for rescuing it from the cat :)

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  8. Bees are fantastic. I don't like insects to be near me flying but love to watch them (odd I know).

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  9. After all the press about them disappearing it was lovely to see a couple of bees when I was in the garden on sunday.

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  10. I'm pretty much with you on this entire post!
    Goodness!
    I love bumblebees!
    x

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  11. I never knew that about bees. I shall have to pause the next tome l see one. There was a huge one banging against our front room window a few weeks back, now l think she was probably trying to get my attention!! l need a good spring clean too. Spells huh - can you cast one over my boss please? Something along the lines of 'fcuk off somewhere else' will do nicely. xx

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  12. I am in complete agreement with this whole post. We've had bees out for a while where I live!

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  13. My fave Buddy Holly songs are Heartbeat and Rave On!Love the little man from West Texas! *haha!

    Bees are good too. My equinox ritual is to stand an EGG on end. The spring equinox is the only day out of the year you can do this, and I've been doing it since I was a child...I usually photograph the phenomenon for posterity. This year, however, my egg would only stay up for about 20 min. and fell before I could snap a foto! I blame the tsunami and earthquakes = earth off its axis.
    * : (

    * : p

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  14. Happy equinox to you! I just celebrated Autumn Equinox, with a couple of like-minded friends, and also more practically with a planting bee in my street of local plants in the nature strip. (Am not sure what nature strips are called in Blighty).

    I LOVE bees, and i have never been stung by one in my life. I have a few nice pieces of bee jewellery, from various etsy sellers - a search on bee stuff brings up loads of lovely things.

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