Ostara: Out with the old, in with the new....

Posted on March 12, 2020 by laureen barker

March 21st marks the day that we celebrate the Spring Equinox or in some traditions Ostara. This is when we welcome new life & new birth and any wishes we put out to manifest during Imbolc (February 1st - February 2nd) will not starting sprouting and coming to fruition at the time of Ostara

"According to the Venerable Bede, Eostre was the Saxon version of a Germanic goddess called Ostara. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the vernal equinox–almost the identical calculation as for the Christian Easter in the west." - https://www.learnreligions.com/history-of-ostara-the-spring-equinox-2562485

What are some ways we can usher this beautiful newness in through rituals & practices ?

1.) Create an Altar!

Decorate this sacred space with natural items that represent spring which can include eggs, pussy willows & crocuses. Adding handmade items that represent different aspects of spring & offering this to the divine can be a powerful way of connecting to your creative forces.

2.) Earth Meditation. 

Find a dry enough spot on the Earth (or sit on a thick towel or blanket) resting a melange of stones & crystals at your base. If you are wanting to promote self-love, healing and healing in relationships Moss Agate, Rose Quartz, Black Obsidian & Clear Quartz would be a nice combination. Once you have set yourself up, close your eyes and breathe deeply into your diaphragm. Imagine the Earth's floor, the moss, the grass, the dirt, the bugs and take it all in. Take in the energy of all your relations and direct it towards healing and re-balancing your energy centres. At the end of your mediation do not forget to thank the Earth and all of her companions for helping you in this grounding, clearing and healing shift.



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