Happy Friday! Did you know that May is Cemetery Appreciation Month? Every Friday, we’re going honor cemeteries on Instagram. Cemeteries can be scary places and most people don’t visit unless they have to, but cemeteries are often very beautiful, calm and peaceful places, filled with art, architecture, flowers and trees, just like a lush garden. If you’re ever just looking for a quiet place to go, check out your local cemetery.🪦🌸💐🌻🌹
Five Reasons Halloween Lovers Should Embrace Spring
Happy Spring! Wiccans and pagans celebrate the vernal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, the time when light and dark are balanced again. Now, I know that sunshine and flowers don’t exactly scream Halloween, nor appease goth lovers, but if nothing else, we are moving one step closer to Halloween, and that’s cause for celebration.
The Germanic goddess of spring and dawn returns. This girl knows how to party. She loves festivals, feasting, drinking, and sex! Sex leads to babies and she is all about that. Ostara first showed up around the 8th century during festivals celebrating the vernal equinox. Details of actual worship are sketchy, but by the time the 19th century rolled around, she had become a permanent fixture in Germanic mythology. She represents fertility, healing, and rebirth, and is depicted as a radiant woman of childbearing years, wreathed or covered with blooming flowers, surrounded by rabbits, hares and other wildlife, and she brings absolute joy to those around her. One cannot go wrong planting some seeds or painting some eggs in her honor.
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