I hope everyone enjoyed the Winter Solstice yesterday. I know I did. My Yule candle dressed in my Self Love Herbal Blend, burned beautifully. I love how candles spark as the flame hits the essential oils and dried herbs. It’s absolutely captivating.
Tonight is the third night of Yule and today I’m honoring the third month of the new year- March. Anytime I think of March, I think of Ostara and have found a lot of adorable Pinterest ideas for Ostara crafting that I can’t wait to create this coming Spring Equinox.
I’m spending the day setting my intentions for March and which seeds I’d like to plant. March is wonderful time to get dirty and dig up that soil for all kinds of new growth.
I like to ask myself:
What new growth do I need in my life?
What figurative seeds need planting?
What part of my life needs tending?
What part of my life needs pruning?
Another Ostara staple I love are eggs. The egg represents new life and the Divine Womb from which all life is created. In my culture, the huevo is used in a Limpia to cleanse and remove illnesses or negativity from the mind, body and spirit. My grandmother- a curandera, has performed these egg cleansings on my family and I ever since I can remember- to bless us, to heal us, to remove mal de ojo, etc.
Needless to say, eggs hold a lot of power, which is why I use it often in my kitchen witchery. My breakfast today was extra special and filled with magickal intentions. I made the classic Egg on Toast- simple, yet charged with all kinds of blessings for the New Year.
My ingredients are slices of French bread, dried chives, parsley, crushed red pepper flakes and of course, the ever-incredible egg.
I can’t help but think of the returning Sun as I crack open an egg and reveal the perfect circle of bright yellow yolk inside. In today’s kitchen magick this egg represents the year ahead.
My slices of bread represent the abundance and prosperity I will harvest. As I light the fire on my stovetop to heat the bread and cook the egg, I envision the fire within myself coming alive this year. All my passions, my creative endeavors, my goals are ignited with its flame.
As the bread is being grilled, I sprinkle the other side with the dried parsley and crushed red pepper flakes, invoking their protection and security.
As my egg cooks, I sprinkle the dried chives on top of the yolk to heal the heartbreaks of last year and help me move past them as I enter the New Year.
I layer the green-flecked egg on top of the herbed grilled toast sealing my intentions for a bright year of abundance, creativity, healing and protection.
And let me just say, if 2017 turns out half as good as this meal tastes- I think I am in for one hell of a year!
The Snow Orchid Witch