3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Sandalwood
1 parts jasmine
1 parts rose
¼ part lavender
1/2 part violet
House Blessing Infusion
1/2 ounce each of:
Make an infusion by steeping the herbs in 2 cups of freshly boiled water for 10 minutes.
While your infusion is steeping you may chant: “Herbs of perfection bless my home with love and protection.”
You may used this to “wash” your floors to wipe surfaces in your home especially the doors into your home both back and front.
To use for washing your floor use a clean mop [never used] 1/2 cup of the infusion added to water in a clean mop bucket. Wash your floors with the solution and let it dry. To use for other purposes place 1/4 cup of the infusion in a clean spray bottle and use it to wipe surfaces such as doors and door handles, and surfaces in rooms where your family gather.
Spring fever Potion
5 drops pure vanilla
5 drops lavender essential oil
1/2 cup warm water
4 oz spray bottle
Drop the essential oil and vanilla into the 4 oz spray bottle filled with warm water. Spray it onto your body, and anything else you want to smell spring fresh.
Ostara, The Symbolic Change
Ostara is symbolic of the change in the Goddess from Winter’s crone to Spring’s maiden The holiday calls to the youthful spirit within us all, no matter what our age, and celebrates the land’s slow rebirth after the deathlike sleep of winter.
Witches observe the holiday with rituals and feasts, and decorate their altars with the traditional tional fertility symbols of rabbits, chicks, and eggs (no, not actual rabbits and chicks, although you are welcome to try it if you’re feeling brave and don’t mind cleaning up poop).
And if those symbols sound a bit familiar to those of you raised in one of the Christian religions, gions, it is because many of the traditions of Easter were adopted from Ostara. Even the name Easter was taken from a Pagan goddess: Eostre, a Saxon goddess of spring. Think about it: the symbols of Easter all represent fertility (those same eggs, chicks, and rabbits)-much more suitable able for a Pagan holiday than a Christian one. Oh, the things they didn’t tell you in Sunday school …
So adorn your altar with a few beautiful early spring flowers, draw some Pagan symbols on eggs before you dye them, and prepare a feast of traditional spring foods like asparagus and lamb. If you want, you can even plant a few seeds. Then, alone or with other Witches, plant the seeds for the changes you wish to occur in your life during the coming year.
Deborah Blake, Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft