Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva and the new 365 Tarot Spreads.
"I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees."-Pablo Neruda
Neruda’s erotically-charged words perfectly describe what happens within the Ace of Wands, don't they? Especially the RWS Ace of Wands. The ace is literally shuddering, shedding its leaves in excitement. The wand throbs with fire and passion, blooming like a woman in the throws of lust and abandon, pushed to her limits, filled by her lover.
This is the absolute essence the entire suit of Wands.
Spring wakes everything up, it pokes and nudges us. We feel it it the very recesses of our bones
In my first post in this series to greet the season of Spring, I explained why what most people think of as a love spell (cast the spell to make someone love you) is ultimately self-defeating. You'd always know that the only reason that person was with you was because of the spell, not because he or she really cared. There are other reasons why such a spell isn't a good idea, too.
However, real love spells are possible, practical, and useful. As I wrote in my previous post,
A far better way to perform a love spell is to make the universe aware that you’re ready for an influx of true love energy. This also involves making yourself ready for love and being open to accepting this energy
This week, to help prepare for Ostara festivities on the weekend, we have a guest blogger stepping in! Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson, author of One Witch's Way: A Magical Year of Stories, Spells & Such, writes about the beautiful magic of nature on the spring equinox. Enjoy!
When did our blessed Ostara get to be such a juvenile holiday? I recall being new to the Craft but long attuned to the seasons and cycles of the earth, and smelling the first breath of Spring in the air. There was a subtle shifting of energies, an inward stirring of freshness, possibility and new hope in the air. As a wilderness child, I avidly searched for the first hint that the cold earth had thawed, for