How to celebrate Ostara during an outbreak

There are many of you who are used to celebrating in groups and are at a loss for what to do while using social distancing tactics or even while being in isolation if you believe yourself to be sick. Just because there's a viral outbreak out there and we're all supposed to stay home as much as possible doesn't mean the holiday is cancelled. Here are some of the practices already used by solitary witches...

Solarpunk Action Week, Day 1

What's solarpunk? It began as a sci-fi aesthetic in which people survived post-apocalyptic or nearly-apocalyptic circumstances by banding together, helping each other out, sharing knowledge and resources, and converting to renewable local resources and local sustainable economies. And then a bunch of people said "Why the fuck is that sci-fi? Not only do we need that now, but this stuff is actually completely obtainable. Let's band together with our communities! Let's stand up for each other's human rights! Let's build a local economy of shared and renewable resources!"

Frigg is not loved for her beauty

We're on Day 9 of the 30 Days of Deity Devotion for Frigg and the assignment is "Common mistakes about this deity." So my first thought is, "Well, that would be the Frigg-Freyja hypothesis, but I already covered that. Should I just skip today?" But almost the second I thought that, I realized a more perfect topic for today: The misappropriation of Frigg as a beauty goddess. A very specific beauty too: One that is soft and delicate, meek and polite, young and willowy (sometimes she is depicted with a pornstar body instead), and cute and pastel-coloured.

Naturally Flavoured Syrups

That recipe is natural flavoured syrups. We're going to cover two types here: infused syrups and juice-based syrups. These are also going to be simple syrups - equal amounts of water and sugar by volume. (Though this measurement is skewed to more sugar-heavy when using juice.) I prefer this ratio because it's easy to measure, keeps well in the fridge, and has almost always worked well in mixed drinks, flavoured lemonades, sodas, and as tea sweetener.