Ever wondered why we color eggs and chase the Easter bunny?
The seasonal change comes because the Goddess Ostara brings the promise of warmth and new life after a cold, dark Winter. This is the time to plant seeds, both literally and figuratively, for things that you want to manifest and flourish. This can be anything from new love, a dream job, or a baby!
Legend has it that Ostara returned late on year and encountered a weak bird. She felt such compassion for the poor bird that she turned him into a hare and gave him the ability to lay brightly colored eggs. Only once a year he’s allowed to do this, which coincides with Easter so that’s where the tradition of the Easter bunny and dying eggs came from! 🐣💐
It’s officially Spring! Now is the time to celebrate the rebirth and re-emergence of the plants and animals that were dormant during winter. The Vernal equinox is the time of year when the days are getting longer and longer and we are closer to Summer. For us science nerds, it actually occurs when the sun hits the equator at approximately 12:15pm EST on March 20. The hours of daylight and darkness are almost equal too.
A ritual to celebrate the Goddess Ostara and the Spring Equinox centers around the return of warmth and fertility. Some things you can do is get outside and enjoy nature. Put your bare feet on the grass or sand if you're near a beach and frolic with your lover.You can make a lovely salad with Spring crops like peas, lettuces, and carrots. Invoke and invite the elements of Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Spirit to gain support for manifesting your desires and bringing good to the world.
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