Only 2 days until Ostara, The Spring Equinox, when both night and day are at equal length.
The winter, harsh and long, is now fading. The Earth is waking from Her frozen slumber and it’s time to rejoice in life, warmth and a renewal of the spirit. Come celebrate and worship as we give birth to all things fresh and new. Let us reconnect with family, loved ones and friends, old and new as we turn the Wheel to Ostara.
Once again, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light ascending. Ostara is a fertility festival celebrating the birth of Spring and the reawakening of life from the earth. The energies of nature subtly shift from the sluggishness of Winter to the exuberant expansion of Spring. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals. The Goddess blankets the earth with fertility as she bursts forth from Her winter sleep. The young God stretches and grows to maturity as he walks the greening fields and delights in the abundance of nature.
Traditionally, Ostara is a time for collecting wildflowers, walking in nature’s beauty, and cultivating herb gardens. This is the time to free yourself from anything in the part that is holding you back. At this time we think of renewing ourselves. We renew our thoughts, our dreams, and our aspirations. We think of renewing our relationships.
This is an excellent time of year to begin everything new or to completely revitalize something. This is also an excellent month for prosperity rituals or rituals that have anything to do with growth.
The name for this Sabbat actually comes from that of the Teutonic lunar Goddess, Eostre. Her chief symbols were the bunny for fertility, and the egg (representing the cosmic egg of creation). This is where the customs of “Easter Eggs” and the “Easter Bunny” originated.