Ostara

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:

Food:

  • Leafy greens
  • Seeds (pine nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)
  • Dairy foods
  • Sprouts

Incense

  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Strawberry

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.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in sabbats and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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