Winter is Over, Time for Ostara

Winter is over in theory anyway. Where I live there’s still a lot of snow, cold, and 200,000 mph winds, so I’m not really in a springtime mood. (Funnily enough, I complained about this in my last Pagan holiday post. Go figure.) However, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Ostara; especially if you’ve rejected Catholicism like me. Eostre is the goddess of spring and fertility, who regarded white rabbits as sacred.

I’m sure you can guess the first step for celebrating? That’s right, make an altar. Dyed eggs are a must for it, but if you don’t eat meat and dairy (like I don’t) you can paint wooden eggs instead. Don’t forget to add flowers such as violets, peonies, daffodils, or any spring flower you like. Be sure to put on jasper, rose quartz, or lapis lazuli; as well as light incense such as jasmine, rose, or strawberry. When you light your candles, make sure they are light green or purple. Eat any dairy products (if that’s your thing), leafy greens, and seeds like sunflower and pumpkin, or bake up some hot cross buns. Most importantly, perform a ritual for all the growth will come into your life.

Have a happy holiday! Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think in the comments. Bye!

Picture does not belong to me, but rather here