Ostara / Spring Equinox for modern day witches

Ostara / Spring Equinox for modern day witches

Ostara marks the Spring Equinox, which in the UK happens between March 19th -23rd. Ostara is a pagan celebration of the German goddess Eostre and is believed to be the origins of the Christian celebration of Easter. As the beginning of spring Ostara is a good time to literally and figuratively plant seeds for the future.

In modern day living, for many people on different spiritual paths including witches, Ostara is a good time to start taking action on the ideas and goals you started thinking about around Yule and Imbolc. What you plant during Ostara should be ready to be harvested during the coming summer months and the sabbats of Beltane, Litha and Lughnasadh.

Ostara is a good time to give your home a refresh and ‘spring clean’ a time to part with old, unwanted and unused items within your home. It’s also a great time to clean and refresh your altar or spiritual space within your home.

Ways to celebrate Ostara
There are many ways you can choose to celebrate Ostara and each individuals practice is personal and unique to them. Some like to gather and enjoy home cooked food around a fire, some like to peacefully plant seeds and plan their garden for the coming year, some like to journal and set goals for themselves to work on and others choose to take part in a spell or ritual that welcomes spring and sets intentions for a bountiful rest of the year.

Associated with Ostara
Colors: Green, pink, blue, white
Foods: Eggs, honey, sprouted greens, baked goods, asparagus
Stones: Aquamarine, amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, lapis lazuli
Symbols: Rabbits, eggs, spring flowers , lambs, clover, baskets
Flowers & Plants: clover, daffodils, crocus, tulips, bluebells and borage
Deities: Isis, Estotre, Adonis

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