Aka the Day of Chewing Onions for Bast
Technically, by the KO calendar I’m a couple of days late celebrating this. Shit happens. I’ve felt like crap all week but I’ve also been making an effort towards this all week. Tonight, despite still feeling a bit shitty, I hauled my sorry ass off the sofa and into the Temple Room… And I’m quite pleased - and my Lady is too - at the results! (Not to mention I feel great now…)
I admit that my main effort for this celebration has been the shrine. We’ve had onion-based meals every day this week, I’ve made special offerings (including more onions) tonight, but my main focus and offering has been the shrine. I used the larger table that’s normally my Seasonal Altar (and is now home to Archie). It was wiped down with disinfectant and purified with natron water. The plain white altar cloth covered it, it was decorated and scented with Bast’s oil. Her Statue was then moved across from the regular shrine to this new one. She’ll be moved back in a few days… I just really like this shrine and want to keep it up for a bit!
For the ritual, I used my Weekly Ritual for Bast with extended periods of prayer, adoration, henu, offerings and meditation.
Offerings included pink roses, white, red and pink tulips, rose-scented tealight candles, onions, a new bottle of ‘Nina’ by Nina Richie perfume (my favourite) and rose incense.
I also plan to write at least one new prayer to Her, or in adoration of Her. And I’ve seriously neglected my wordpress virtual shrine so I plan to do some more work on that over the next couple of weeks until Ostara.
Here’s a piccie of the whole Shrine - naturally I’ll do a photoset of close ups!