Ostara

Spring Equinox

>Spring Equinox is also referred to as Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. Spring Equinox falls on the date of March 21st. Colours associated with Spring Equinox are Yellow & Green- both Spring Colours. Tools that may be used to celebrate this Sabbath are: Baskets, Eggs, & Green Clothes. The energy that is raised during the Spring Equinox is the energy of Birthing, Greening & Sprouting. Goddesses that are associated with the Spring Equinox are Kore, Maiden and Ostara. The Gods that are associated too are The Green Man & Hare. Rituals that are involved during the Spring Equinox are: New Growth, New Projects, and Breakthrough & Seed Blessings. The customs that are involved are: New Clothes, Egg Baskets, Egg Games, and Wearing Green.

The Spring Equinox marks the new beginning of Spring, it is the time that Freya finds her necklace and happiness comes back to the land and night and day become equal once again. The Goddess in her glory manifests herself as Ostara or Eostre with her carrying a basket of eggs as a symbol of new birth and beginnings, also as a fertility rite. Prepare egg games and dishes for friends. Wreath your home in spring flowers and wear green as a blessing to new growth within yourself and nature. It is also good to consider beginning new projects and new opportunities. May your Spring Equinox be Blessed & True.

(c) Angeloust, June 2004 – Used with permission.

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