Ostara

Date: March 21

Other Names: Spring Equinox, Eostra’s Day

Goddesses: Aphrodite, Eostra, Ma-Ku, Lady of the Lake, Minerva, Isis, Rheda, Coatlicue

Gods: Adonis, Ovis, Dylan, Odin, Osiris, Attis, Mithras

Colours: Pastels, Yellow, Green, Pink, Blue

Food: Eggs, Honey, Bread, Sprouts, Green leafy vegetables

Herbs: Acorn, Celandine, Cinquefoil, Dandelion, Dogwood, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Rose, Tansy, Violet

Incense: Jasmine, African violet, Rose, Sage, Strawberry, Violet, Orange, Lotus, Magnolia, Ginger.

Oils: Magnolia, Ginger, Lotus

Stones: Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Jasper, Moonstone

Animals: Hare, Rabbit, Snake, Pegasus, Unicorn

This Sabbat marks the first true signs of spring. The natural energy shifts from the slow, harshness of winter to the joyful bounty of spring. Light is winning the battle against darkness. At Ostara the God, who is now almost adult, and Goddess impel the creatures of this Earth to reproduce and the Goddess’ fertility is shown in the new plants and animals. She is now fully recovered and full of vitality.

Ostara is a time of action and of the wonders of new life. As the seeds in gardens are planted so should our plans for the future be brought into action at this time. We should look forwards to the growth promised with the coming summer.

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