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."
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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|
|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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