Happy Ostara!

I’m looking forward to the spring equinox, I can’t wait in fact.  If the weather is going to be stubborn about turning springlike this year, at least the calendar can convince me that the season has turned!  At our house, we color eggs, buy candy and fill baskets, plant bulbs, and celebrate the coming season of fertility and growth.

May the Goddess Eastre bestow fertility and blessings on not only the land, but on all new projects, old desires, and financial endeavors.  May everything you touch flourish, and may all your wishes bloom.

"This is the day when the period of light and dark are equal, heralding springtime planting and the promise of warmth returning for the summer months.

This is also a celebration of the Saxon goddess of fertility…Eastre.  Eggs and rabbits are symbols belonging to the Goddess Eastre and are incorporated into the festivities and celebrations.  Sound familiar yet?

It is interesting to note why the date for the Christian holiday of Easter moves every year…Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox."

For more information on the pagan holiday of Ostara, including a ritual, click  Here

Correspondences for Ostara


Gods Adonis, Attis, Cernunnos, Great Horned God, Green Man, Mars, Mithras, Odin, Osiris, Pan
Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Athena, Cybele, Demeter, Eostre, Gaia, Hera, Ishtar, Isis, Minerva, Ostara, Persephone, Persepine, The Muses, Venus 
Colours Baby blue, Blood red, Lemon, Pastel colours, Pink, Shades of light green
Tools Cauldron, Garden Implements
Symbols Eggs, Green Man, Hares, Rabbits
Animals Chicks, Hares, Rabbits, Snakes, Swallows
Herbs Broom, Celandine, Cinquefoil, Elder, Ginger, Jasmine, Mugwort, Sage, St John’s Wort, Vervain
Feast Food Eggs, Fish,  Honey, Moon cakes (Hot cross buns), Leafy green vegetables, Sweet food
Feast Drink Fruit punch, Honey drinks, Milk
Metals Iron, Gold
Incense & Oils African Violet, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lavender, Lotus, Magnolia, Rose, Strawberry, Violet
Flowers Broom, Crocus, Daffodils, Easter lily, Gorse, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Lily, Pansy, Peony, Rose, Tansy, Violet
Trees Cherry, Dogwood, Forsythia, Willow
Gemstones Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Red Jasper, Rose Quartz
Altar Decorations Basket, Budding boughs, Painted eggs, Spring Flowers
Rituals & Spells Consecration of tools  ~ Earth blessings ~ Fertility Magic ~ Grounding work ~ Hearth & Home spells ~ Meditation, contemplation and celebration of Nature ~ Oomancy ~ Planting/Sowing  ~ Purification with bell ringing ~ Rejuvenation spells ~ Spring cleaning

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