“The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.” ~Terry Tempest Williams
Spring, Glorious Spring, is almost here! Encapsulated in the grip of Winter, we have been waiting for the enlivening energy of Goddess to revive us and bring forth Her promise of new life, new energy, and new manifestations. The seeds that began their quickening at Imbolc are bursting with life- affirming spirit and providing visual cues that Goddess is extending across the land.
While we are eager to embrace the renewal of Spring, we still have some clearing to do; mentally, physically, energetically. The past year has brought so many changes with the pandemic and changes to everyday life, plus the politics of the USA and beyond. As we sit here with one foot in the snowdrifts of the Winter Crone and one foot in the tender grass of the Spring Maiden, we must consciously leave what we can to the Winter. Allow Wisdom Mother to imbue us with confidence as we step into the hopeful energy of Spring. Allow her to remove some of our burdens, anxieties, fears.
Create rituals and ceremonies that support this release and make room for the bursts and blooms of the new season. Embrace new energies and set intentions that nurture you, uplift you, inspire you. Expand your practices. Pause for a seasonal (or even annual!) review: How did you overcome the challenges of the past year? What did you learn that will support you in 2021 more effectively? What may need to be left on the tundra of Winter? What pruning and cutting may be done to facilitate new growth? What are your intentions for the Spring Equinox to carry you out of Winter and into Spring? Who are the Goddesses supporting and nourishing you right now?
Meteorological Spring officially begins on the 1st of March, but Spring weather does not really settle in for many areas until after Spring Equinox (between the 19th and 21st of March generally). I love winter weather and snow but I also love the blossoming trees. The adornment of Gaia never ceases to delight me.
I wish you the blessings of Spring, HOLY YES’s to and from the Universe, the grace of Goddess, laughter that lights up your Soul, and the blooming of your hopes and dreams for this season. We have several new offerings, including a new Goddess Book Chat, Moon Journaling
courses, Priestess Training, and Journal Within inspirational sessions. Stay connected for all of our offerings and events – we have a new MotherHouse of the Goddess Offerings page that will be updated frequently!
Thank you for connecting and supporting MotherHouse of the Goddess. I am ever-so-grateful for each and every one of you. Lighting of the altars, chanting, offerings and prayers are being given each day for our community, our nation, our world. May you and yours remain safe and blessed.
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEW OFFERINGS
Goddess Planner Spring 2021 now available!
3/3/21 Eclectic Witch Launches! Year of the Witch Almanac
3/6/21 Goddess Within Mentoring Circle March Live Call – Spring Renewal
3/8/21 1pm eastern – Journal Within Creative Journaling Session – Goddess Within Mentoring Circle
3/8/21 Goddess Alive Radio Podcast with Irish Priestess Amantha Murphy
3/13/21 4pm eastern Goddess Oracle Circle
Choose a project for Women’s Herstory month and share your findings! Celebrate Juno Lucina and the women in your life for Matronalia with little cards and presents to tell them how special they are. Honor International Women’s Day with the theme of gender equality. How can you celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness? Give an offering of pink cupcakes for Lakshmi’s birthday. Chant Om Mani Padme Hum for Kuan Yin 108 times for her birthday. Soothe the angry beast of Sekhmet with an offering of beer mixed with pomegranate juice! (She also likes dark chocolate!) Track the planet Venus in your astrology chart and welcome the influence of Astarte. Make Spring Equinox your Happy RE-New Year! Take a blessing to your favorite water source for World Water Day and the Water Goddesses. Luna is calling you to moonbathe on her Feast Day! What does the radiant Moon Mother tell you? ~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Planner Spring 2021
MARCH is WOMEN’S HERSTORY MONTH
March 1 – Day to Honor Vesta – Rekindling of Vestal Temple fires (Goddess Vesta)
March 1 – Matronalia – Celebration of Juno Lucina – Goddess of Childbirth
March 1 – Chloaia – Celebrates the greening of the cultivated land and wild nature. Demeter and Kore are praised for the return of Spring. Official opening of the new wine, recognizing Dionysus and the Maenads.
March 4 – Celtic Feast for the Goddess Rhiannon
March 5 – Navigium Isidis – Blessing of the Fleets & the Goddess Isis
March 6 – Day of Marian Devotions (Mother Mary)
March 8, 2021 – International Women’s Day – #ChooseToChallenge
March 8 – Tara Day – What Tara are you celebrating this month? (Goddess Tara)
March 10 – Hypatia Day
March 10 – Day of Ishtar in Ancient Sumer
March 11, 2021 – Maha Shivaratri
March 12 – End of the World by Sekhmet – have beer and pomegranate juice on hand! (Goddess Sekhmet)
March 13, 2021 – New Moon in Pisces at 5:21 AM Eastern
March 13, 2021 – Mercury leaves post-Retrograde shadow
March 14, 2021 – SPRING FORWARD – Daylight Savings Time
March 16 – Egyptian Feast of the Hand of God
March 17 – Festival of the Goddess Astarte
March 17 – Maenad Festival of Bacchus
March 17 – Damballah’s Day (Vodoun lwa)
March 18 – Sheela Na Gig Day in Ireland (Sheela Na Gig Podcast)
March 18 – Celtic Tree Month of Fearn (Alder) March 18 to April 14
March 19-23 – The Greater Quinquatrus was a festival for Roman Goddess Minerva as a Goddess of the Arts
March 20 – International Astrology Day
March 20, 2021 – Spring Equinox
March 20, 2021 – Sun enters Aries
March 20 – Ascension of the Goddess Persephone from the Underworld
March 21 – The Conception of the Sun God Ra by the Goddess NUT
March 22 – World Water Day
March 23 – Feast of the Goddess Auset
March 25 – Cailleach’s Day
March 25 – Annunciation of Mary
March 25 – Hilaria Festival honoring the Goddess Cybele
March 27, 2021 – Passover Begins
March 27, 2021 – Earth Hour at 8:30 PM
March 28, 2021 – Full Moon in Libra at 2:48 PM Eastern
March 28, 2021 – HOLI Celebration in India
March 28, 2021 – Lakshmi Jayanti – Happy Birthday to the Goddess Lakshmi!
March 30 – Festival of Egyptian Cobra Harvest Goddess, Wadjet, for a bountiful harvest & good fortune
March 30, 2021 – Yamuna Jayanti (Goddess Yamuna)
March 31 – Festival of Luna – Goddess of the Moon (Selene/Luna)
March 31, 2021 – Happy Birthday to the Goddess Kuan Yin!