Hi everyone! So sorry for my absence. It’s been a crazy few weeks with school and my personal life. But today is Ostara for those of us in the North! So happy Ostara! (Mabon for the south).
So Ostara is the spring equinox which is between March 20th and 21st. It is the 3rd sabbat of the year. This day is the original “Easter”, if you will. Today day and night are equal and from this day until the Summer Solstice the days will become longer. On Ostara the god is gaining strength and the goddess is increasing in her fertility. The God and the Goddess are falling in love and move closer to their handfasting.
Now that spring is here it is customary to start your magickal herb garden, having chocolate, dying eggs, starting to plan what you will get rid of during spring cleaning, and as always it is a great time to go take a walk and observe nature and see what energies are around.
Goddesses that are usually celebrated this time of year (not limited to): Aphrodite (Greek), Eostre (Teutonic), Ma-Ku (Chinese), Lady of the Lake (Welsh-Cornish), Minerva (Roman), Isis (Egyptian), Rheda (Anglo-Saxon), Coatlicue (Aztec).
Gods that are usually celebrated this time of year (not limited to): Adonis (Greek), Lord of the Greenwood (English), Ovis (Roman Etruscan), Dylan (Welsh), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Attis (Persian), Mithras (Greco Persian).
Like with every sabbat it is customary to do a ritual to worship the gods and goddesses. Now is also a good time to do divination to see what your year has in store along with any magick you’d like to do especially for new beginnings.
Please leave in the comments how you plan to celebrate Ostara this year! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!