What is it about spring, that entrances us so? When I took a walk earlier this week I was thrilled to discover daffodils breaking the groud and crocus blooming. There are buds swelling on the trees and I wake to birds singing in the morning. The robins are back in the gardens (though a few hung out all winter - more are back now). And the days are getting longer and best of all enchantment is in the air.
Thats not counting the twelve other beds in the back yard and side yards. The iris/ lily garden is probably next on my list. Once the weather warms back up-- I'll be out there busting ass again.
While I was busy out there on Friday, the robins followed me around hoping that I would uncover worms, and the squirels scampered about- probably upset with me for disturbing the stashes of acorns.
In other news, "The Spring Sabbats" online class is my most popular class at this time of year. This online class covers the Sabbats of Ostara and Beltane. There is also some moon magick included for spring as well as a bonus spell for Walpurgis Night. The "Herb Magick" class is running a close second, as I imagine folks, like me, are getting the urge to garden right now.
Interstingly in the language of flowers the crocus symbolizes that you will remain young at heart no matter what your age. The crocus has the planetray correspondence of Venus, and the elemental association of water. Magickally the crocus may be used in spells for freshness, new beginnings, romance, health and joy.
For more information on garden magick, and other magickal spring flowers check out my books, Garden Witchery, Garden Witch's Herbal and Herb Magic for Beginners.
Spring is in the air! (Don't forget that this season is linked to the element of air and the Eastern quarter!) You can smell the spring on the breeze and see it beginning all around you. Light some spring green candles, plant some pansies, enjoy your daffodils and tulips as they break the ground and begin to grow tall, straight and true. Call the season into your life and promote, new wisdom, and abundance.
Enjoy this time of enchantment and Blessed be!