SPRING EQUINOX 20th, 21st, or 22nd of March
Also known as Ostara. Day and night are of equal length. Anticipation of rebirth as the earth begins to awaken as days become longer. The first crocus flowers emerge from the snow and new green leaves begin to adorn the trees. The Goddess and God begin their courtship.
Ostara – Spring Equinox – March 21st/22nd
This marks the Spring Equinox. This is our Pagan Easter or rather; this is the day that the Christians borrowed to be their Easter.
With lots of painted eggs and baskets of flowers our houses are also decorated with them too.
It’s the second of the 3 spring festivals, this Sabbat occurs in mid march when day and night are of equal length.
This festival is also of fertility where seeds are blessed for planting soon after.
You can use this time to free yourself from things which hinder your progress, It is a good time to perform self banishing’s and also performs workings to gain things we have lost, or to gain qualities and things that we wish to have.
For your altar you can use the following:
Incense: Jasmine, Rose
Decorations: Yellow Disk or Wheel, Coloured Egg’s, Hare Decorations, Spring Flowers.
Candles : yellow, light green, lemon yellow and pale pink.
Frankincense is good oil to burn during Ostara to welcome spring and to refresh your life.
Flowers should be laid on the altar, placed around the circle and strewn on the ground. The cauldron can be filled with spring water and flowers, and buds and blossoms may be worn as well. A small potted plant should be placed on the altar.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and incense, and cast the circle.
Invoke the Goddess and God in whatever words please you.
Stand before the altar and gaze upon the plant then touch the plant and connect with its energies and through it, all nature.
After a time if you wish, still touching the plant you can say – I walk the earth in friendship, Mother Goddess and Father God, instil within me through this plant warmth for all living things. Teach me to love the earth and all its treasures.
Take time to Meditate upon the changing of the season. Works of magic can take place if you feel it’s necessary.
Celebrate with a simple feast, and enjoy your chocolate eggs 🙂
You can also find a spring spell on my website – http://www.magicandglitter.co.uk
wheel of the year……blessed be