Friday, April 6, 2012
nesting full moon
Ostara is both a holiday and a goddess. The holiday is Vernal or Spring Equinox and the Goddess Ostara is she who brings powerful change to Nature. You can pretty much figure that the celebration of Easter has some roots in Ostara. Interesting that Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after Ostara.
Since suet isn't the food of choice for the birds right now anyway, it makes sense to fill the suet feeder with nesting materials. Here is a list of good things that help the birds cozy up their nests. I used yarn, wool roving, hair from the last haircut I gave my husband, sticks, pine needles and feathers. It will be fun to see which things the birds gather, if any. I've put out materials before and the squirrels got it all. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Today is the full moon in Libra, I almost forgot to mention -- and I will be making full moon art once again. If you do, too, please share your stitching, photos, knitting, painting, drawing, writing, etc. -- email me or share a link in comments next moonday.
Thanks for coming by and happy full moon weekending! xo