Wednesday, March 27, 2013

D. D. Scott's Magickal Mantra #6: Live Like a Bunny (and no...not a Playboy Bunny...) Ostara Bunny

Wavin' atchya, D. D. Scott-ville!

Happy Ostara (which is also known as Eastre)!

And yep, that looks and sounds a lot like Easter, right?!

That's because long before Easter, in The Old World, the wise men and women of witchcraft celebrated Ostara/Eastre.

Ostara is the Spring Equinox, meaning that Spring has officially arrived on the Wheel of The Year!

***Note: The official date was last Wednesday, March 20th.

And guess what?

The Old World Peeps celebrated this holiday with colored eggs, bunnies, Spring flowers like tulips, crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and more as well as grand feasts.

Sound familiar? :-)

As we all get ready to usher in Spring, here's a fabulous Magickal Mantra you can use:

Live Like a Bunny (and no...not a Playboy Bunny) Ostara Bunny

Happy Ostara, D. D. Scott-ville Peeps!

I've got my all-things-green smoothie lifted high in the air to ya!!!

And here's the recipe if you'd like to make one:

Green Mango Smoothie

1 1/2 cups of Spinach

1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup ice chips

1/2 cup almond milk (or more, depending on how thick or thin you like your smoothies)

(From Harley Pasternak's Body Reset Plan...Luuuvvv Harley!!!)

The Best of Living Like a Bunny Wishes --- D. D. Scott

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

D. D. Scott's Magickal Mantras #5: Celebrate The Moon

Happy Hump Day, D. D. Scott-ville Peeps, and welcome back to my Magickal Mantras!!!

Today, we're ready for #5...

Celebrate The Moon

Just like my new character Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, who debuts in just a few days in her new series, beginning with Book One - PRACTICAL MISCHIEF -

I "celebrate the moon" and actually build my witchery around that incredibly powerful source.

And not just at each month's Full Moon. The Moon is magickal in all of its quarters. In fact, here's the scoop:

If you want to increase and/or improve certain things in your life - for example, health and prosperity, practice moon magick during Quarters 1 and 2 (so, from each New Moon until the Full Moon). If you want to decrease or banish certain aspects of your life and the negative effects they have on you, work your magick during Quarters 3 and 4 (from the Full Moon back to the New Moon).

To help you track the moon's quarters and phases, check out this fabulous site (I've used their moon phase module on the bottom left sidebar in D. D. Scott-ville):

What I love to do is to head on outside each and every night (I take out my dogs one last time before bed so that's when I do this type of witchery) and celebrate all the gorgeous phases of the moon. I often lift-up my arms to the moon, close my eyes, and feel the light and warmth of its power flow into my heart, mind and soul.

And yep, sometimes I dance a little bit just like these fabulous faeries. The energy pull is so strong it just makes you want to do a little Victor Cruz Salsa or some bootscootin' down the sidewalk.

Depending on which phase we're in, I silently, or sometimes out loud too, whisper to the moon whatever it is that I'm working on. Lately, for example, during Quarters 1 and 2 (known as The Waxing Moon - when the moon gets bigger and brighter toward a Full Moon), I've asked for guidance in how to help my DH (Darling Husband) to continue to improve and recover well from his double knee replacement. During Quarters 3 and 4 (The Waning Moon - the time the moon gets smaller and eventually goes into its dark, New Moon phase), I've been working on finding magickal ways to banish his pain.

***Note: See how you can kinda ask for the same thing, but with a different focus? In one case, I'm asking for positive energy to come to us (better health), and then later, asking for the negative energy to be banished (pain free).

Now then...I also toss in a few wonderful magickal correspondences, such as my Moonstones and white and silver candles to give the magick a bigger boost yet!

That's one way I Celebrate The Moon in my wonderful witchery-filled home.

What do you think, D. D. Scott-ville Peeps...How do you Celebrate The Moon?

The Best of D. D. Scott-ville Magickal Wishes --- D. D. Scott, Witch-in-Training