Happy Spring!

Blessings of the Equinox to one and all!
(Spring Spreads One Green Lap of Flowers by John William Waterhouse, 1910)


Azalea Prayer Ceremony

This time of year the Huayao, Yi people of China hold a traditional azalea prayer ceremony that goes back thousands of years.  Each Spring they celebrate the blooming of the azaleas and honor the flower Goddess to ask for good luck and a good harvest.  There is also one ancient Chinese belief that each earthly woman is represented in heaven by a flower or tree.

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

(photo of women in traditional dress, copyright Cultural China)


Full Crow Moon

As the call of the Crow heralds the end of Winter's hold,
may this Full Moon hold new promise and hope for all.

(The Crow copyright Crossie, DeviantArt)