Ostara is an ancient fire festival commemorating the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.
It is a hopeful time of fertile new beginnings and a time to revel in Mother Nature’s unfolding new growth.
On the date of the equinox, the day and night are in perfect equal balance, before tipping into days lasting longer and releasing the hold of winter’s grip.
A Google search will yield all sorts of corresponding crystals, colours and symbols for your Ostara consideration.
Here’s my thought…
What does the beginning of Spring mean to you?
Embrace that and make your tribute to Ostara and the Vernal Equinox deeply unique to you!
Ostara in My Home
My teenage son and I began bouncing ideas around a couple of weeks ago as to how we wanted to celebrate Ostara together.
We settled on a weenie roast over a backyard fire, accompanied by blowing bubbles on the wind, imaginging our hopes and prayers floating throughout the ether.
On the last New Moon (March 2) I planted the first of my magickal herbs inside of well washed egg shells and have them on my altar. Taking things one step further, I have been watering them with lake water I collected during the total solar eclipse last December. If you know me, moon magick is always incorporated with my seedlings.
Possible Ostara Activities For Your Consideration:
Activities to help you connect with the energies of spring.
- go for a walk and pay close attention to your surroundings. The buds on the trees, unfolding flowers, bird song, the honking of geese. No errands. No destination. Just roaming and appreciating!
- spring cleaning, opening up some windows and welcoming in fresh air!
- tending to houseplants, fertilizing or repotting.
- if you have outdoor garden space, this is a perfect time to reacquaint yourself with it with some clean up and tidying for the seasons ahead.
- sowing seeds, remembering to plant your own personal hopes and intentions along side of them.
- bringing spring flowers inside your home.
Ostara is a time of hope, and I encourage you in the coming days and weeks ahead, to consider what you can do that will put a smile on your face, a skip in your heart and connect with wonder for Mother Earth and all her Inhabitants.