Monthly Archives: March 2012
Ostara is also known as the Vernal Equinox. For a couple days daylight and darkness are even. The Earth is in balance as the Maiden reaches full fertility. She is receptive. Now is the time to plant things with fertility at its peak and conditions lending themselves to growing crops.
Popular trends during Ostara are pastel colors, eggs, and rabbits. Things you can incorporate during your Ostara ritual:
- Leafy greens
- Seeds (pine nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
- Dairy foods
Go for a walk and enjoy the changing season. Be sure to put out containers to catch the spring rain to use as your ‘Goddess Water’ for your altar. This water, as it has come directly from the Earth, needs no consecration, purification, or charging. You can, of course, charge it under a full moon or the sun if you’d like. Charge it under the Moon to work with feminine energies. Charge your water in sunlight if you are attuned to the element of Fire or want to work with masculine energies.
Some are very fearful of being publicly open with their choice of religion. Many think they will automatically be judged and take a defensive stance. I haven’t had this experience – and neither has the woman in the video I will be posting below.
The only way to improve public perception of the Pagan community is to be public. There will be the odd ‘baddie’ who will just try to get a rise out of you.
I share many (if not all) of what this woman says, and feel it is very good advise for everyone in the Pagan community.