Ostara And Celebrating The Spring Equinox

Ostara is the Wiccan holiday that honors the beginning of Spring, or the spring equinox.  Ostara is a time to honor and celebrate the sacred union of masculine and feminine energies, and to embrace the cycles of change and transformation that are an essential part of life.

The Wiccan Wheel Of The Year

The Wiccan Wheel is a system of eight festivals that Wiccans and many other Pagan traditions celebrate. These festivals mark the turning of the seasons as the magical cycle of the natural world.

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The Eight Sabbats

1. Samhain 2. Yule: 3. Imbolc 4. Ostara: 5. Beltane 6.Litha 7.Lughnasdh 8.Mabon

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Who Is Ostara?

What we know about her comes mostly from the writings of Bede, an English monk, historian, and scholar from the 8th century.She is often depicted as a youthful maiden, and is sometimes associated with the colors pink, green, and yellow.

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Ostara And Spring Equinox Rituals

There are many different rituals and practices that you can incorporate into your Ostara celebration. Here are a few examples:

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Plant seeds or bulbs

Ostara is a time of growth and new beginnings, so planting seeds or bulbs is a common practice to honor this aspect of the holiday. Plant your seeds in a garden or in pots, and watch them grow and flourish over the coming months.

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Set your intentions

Ostara is a time of renewal and rebirth. Because of this, it's the perfect time to set intentions to let go of old patterns and habits that no longer serve you.  Record your intentions in your journal, so that you can reflect on them the following year.

Light candles

Light candles to represent the element of fire. Transmute fire's passionate energy this energy by lighting candles, or even a bonfire!

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Hold a ritual or ceremony

Grab your soul tribe and hold a ritual to honor the turning of the wheel. Create an altar and call on the energies of the elements and Ostara. If you are in a women's circle, Ostara is a great theme to explore.

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