Ostara
March 19 - 22



Spring Equinox

Also called Vernal Equinox, festival of the trees, rites of Eostre, Alban Eilir
Day and night of equal length, in the northern hemisphere we celebrate it as the first day of spring.  Spring equinox often represented by the spring maiden with a willow basket of eggs, from the female comes life, the egg symbolizing rebirth of nature containing male and females light and dark expansion and contraction. continuity and balance.

Symbols:
Egg, Rabbit, Equilateral Cross, Butterfly
The warrior aspect of God


Flowers:
Daffodil, Jonquils, , Gorse, Olive, Peony, Iris, Narcissus and all spring flowers.
celandine, cinquefoil, jasmine,, and violets acorn, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, honeysuckle, iris, lily, and strawberry

Herbs:Woodruff, rue, tansy
Nettle - rich in iron, use as a tea or for soups.
Hyssop - purification use to cleanse your sacred area shrine or temple - burn as an incense or on a ritual fire

Incense:
Jasmine, Rose, Strawberry, Floral of any type.

Trees:
Ash, Alder

Crystals:
 Jasper

On your alter bring together things which represent balance. Add spring flowers, bulbs in pots catkins and pussy willow burn lavendar, use yellow and green altar cloths or ribbons.

Activities:
Planting seeds or starting a Magical Herb Garden. Taking a long walk in nature with no intent other than reflecting on the magic of nature and our Great Mother and her bounty.
Hang prayer flags with your positive affirmations from trees or shrubs, or attach to a stick and plant in the ground.

Foods:
Leafy green vegetables, Dairy foods, Nuts such as Pumpkin, Sunflower and Pine. Flower Dishes and Sprouts



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