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
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.