WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches
I don’t always manage to get Yule cards out on time, but it occurred to me:
why send cards only for the winter holidays? Why not for spring?
Here is a suggestion for an Ostara card that can be modified for any of the other sabbats. I bought packets of seeds that were magickal and, hopefully, easy to grow – organic and heirloom when possible. Then I wrote a verse for the inside of the card that can serve as a spell, which you are free to use:
“As the wheel turns and we move into the light,
May we honor the sun and dance with delight.
Ostara, dressed in flowers, you are the Spring Queen.
Let’s help Mother Nature with her rebirth of green.
I plant my dreams and desires using these seeds,
As they grow with the sun they will grant me my needs.
By the powers of water, earth, fire, and air,
My spell’s set in motion I do so declare.”
I added a picture of Ostara I found online, and printed it off on heavy weight paper to make my own cards.
If you choose to work with Ostara associations, you might seek out the botanicals associated with this sabbat such as crocus, daffodil, honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon balm, lilac, lily, lovage, marjoram, oak, thyme, tansy, tulip, violets, and willow.
Another idea could be to plant something for Ostara that can be incorporated into your Beltane celebration. Plants associated with Beltane include clover, foxglove, honeysuckle, sorrel, ivy, marigold, meadowsweet, mint, mugwort, thyme, woodruff, bluebells, daisy, ivy, St. John’s wort, and yarrow … or really, any flower.
Merry part. And merry meet again.
About the Author:
All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at thewitchonwheels.com, Facebook and Instagram.