Posts Tagged ‘Ostara’

Sabbat Ostara – Linda Kean

June 10, 2012

Ostara or Eostre in the Germanic tradition, is the celebration of the spring equinox and is celebrated on March 21st. This is a time for renewal of the earth. With the spring coming all of life on earth is renewed. The snow begins to melt and the world again beginnings to warm allowing the grass and trees and all of nature to awaken again from its slumber. It is the time to plant seedlings and to prepare the land for the late spring planting which will be harvested in the fall. It is the celebration of the balance of light and dark as the sun begins to shed more light in each day.  

Ostara is the Goddess of fertility and she bring renewal and new life. It is said that Ostara loved all creatures of the planet and was a mother to every one of them. One day she found a wounded bird and to save the it she transformed it into a hare. The transformation from bird to hare was complete except for the laying of eggs. This hare still laid eggs. For saving the animals life, the hare would take it’s eggs and decorate them as an offering to Ostara. On this Sabbat we color eggs and give them as an offering to her in honor of her life giving gifts. Ostara brings us new beginnings and renews life. She is the Goddess

 

Sabbat Ostara – Linda Kean-Lorman

May 4, 2010

Ostara or Eostre in the Germanic tradition, is the celebration of the spring equinox and is celebrated on March 21st. This is a time for renewal of the earth. With the spring coming all of life on earth is renewed. The snow begins to melt and the world again beginnings to warm allowing the grass and trees and all of nature to awaken again from its slumber. It is the time to plant seedlings and to prepare the land for the late spring planting which will be harvested in the fall. It is the celebration of the balance of light and dark as the sun begins to shed more light on each day.

Ostara is the Goddess of fertility and she bring renewal and new life. It is said that Ostara loved all creatures of the planet and was a mother to every one of them. One day she found a wounded bird and to save the it she transformed it into a hare. The transformation from bird to hare was complete except for the laying of eggs. This hare still laid eggs. For saving the animals life, the hare would take it’s eggs and decorate them as an offering to Ostara. On this Sabbat we color eggs and give them as an offering to her in honor of her life giving gfts. Ostara brings us new beginnings and renews life. She is the Goddess who helps us begin and live again.

Ostara – The Vernal Equinox By Lisa Nieves

May 6, 2009

On the Spring or Vernal Equinox, also known as Ostara, named for the lunar Goddess Eostre, night and day stand in perfect balance with the powers of light on the ascendancy.  The Sun is halfway through its journey from Imbolc to Beltane.  The Goddess is clad in all Her finery and the God, as He moves through Nature, leaves trails of green in his wake.  At this time the Maiden Goddess & young God are aware of one another and Their ability to procreate through union, an awareness that culminates in consummation at Beltane.

On this day we celebrate renewed life and fertility by boiling and decorating eggs, the universal symbol of fertility and creation.  Another common theme is the bunny.  This is also a symbol of fertility and was sacred to the Goddess Eostre. 

Renewal isn’t reserved just for the plants, animals and deities, though.  As above so below; our physical, emotional and spiritual lives follow this cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth also.

During the Yule season, we set goals for a more positive future.  At Imbolc we cleared away stagnant energy and banished bad habits and unproductive attitudes to make way for a happier life.  Spring has arrived and the Goddess has provided a grand opportunity to make good on those goals.  Spring is all about Fresh Beginnings.  Start making new, more positive habits.  If you haven’t already, start your spring cleaning, but remember that de-cluttering basements and washing windows is only the physical aspect.  Take time to do some spiritual spring cleaning, also.  Any bad habits that have survived the Imbolc Clearing should be taken to the curb with last week’s trash.

Now is the time to bless seeds for growth.  It’s time to plant the seeds of our desires, both physically and spiritually.  Start seeds indoors or begin purchasing seedlings to nurture until after the last frost when they’ll be presented to Mother Earth.  It’s time to sign up for that class or learn that skill that’s been put off for too long.  It’s time to take action, any action that will make a positive change in your life.

Make time to meditate daily and connect with the Goddess. Go outside and welcome Spring with open arms, an open mind and an open heart.

Goddess Card Jan 19th

January 19, 2009

Goddess Ostara – Fertility – It is the perfect time for you to start new projects, access new ideas, and give birth to new conditions. If you feel dark, heavy, or depressed, then you can lighten up by fueling yourself with positive intentions, nutritious foods, and anything that sparks your feelings of love. Surround your self with beautiful flowers, brighten the colors in your home or wardrobe, allow the sunlight to flow into your home.

 
This card is very appropriate!! We all can tend to get cabin fever especially all of the snow we have had here in these last few weeks. What this card is telling you is that even though it is the middle of winter and you really can’t find any green on the ground or flowers in the yards. You can still go out and buy some flowers for the table. Take the time to change your mind set. Remember when you were a kid and do something that you liked to do back when it was a snow day. Maybe you went outside and made snow angels, or forts and then came in and had nice hot chocolate. Maybe you built a wonderful fire and read books. Maybe you got blankets out of the linen closet and made a fort out of the kitchen table. Whatever it was, use your imagination and have some fun. It is all about your mind set. If you let your mind think you are stuck in the house you will be. If you let your mind find fun things to do you will feel free as if the spring is already here. Or maybe start planning the spring garden that you are going to plant!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you all!!!!