THEMES: Winter, love, roman, relationships, devotion, purity and
ABOUT BOLDOGASSZONY: This Hungarian mother and guardian goddess
watches diligently over her children, wanting only the best for them, as any
mother would. Her sacred beverage, milk, is also considered a suitable libation
when asking for this goddess's blessing.
TO DO TODAY:
Hungarian wedding festivals often take place in winter, after the harvest
season and meat preparation. The traditions here are laden with magic we
'borrow' for building strong personal relationships, asking for Boldogasszony's
blessing by having a cup of milk present at any activity. For example, cutting a
rope that is attached to your home symbolizes your release from the old ways and
freedom to enter into a commitment. Stepping across birch wood purifies
intentions and ensures a fertile and happy union.
Lighting a torch (or candle) represents vigilant devotion in a relationship.
Do this at the time of your engagement, as you recite your vows or as you both
enter a new residence for he first time so that the commitment will stay with
you. Wherever you are, eating off each other's places and drinking from one cup
deepens harmony (include milk products like cheese). Finally, dancing with
kitchen utensils ensure that the home fires will always stay warm.