Much like Christmas, we celebrate the secular holiday of Easter.
We have baskets filled with goodies, we find plastic eggs filled with goodies.
We also celebrated Ostara on the day of the equinox. Since Easter is late this year, it was difficult to put the two holidays together, the way we are able to do with Yule and Christmas.
For all of us in the Northern hemisphere, we are celebrating re-birth. The parable of Jesus rising after three days. The spring returning and flowers coming back to life. Animals coming out from hibernation. Beginning of growth on local farms.
March 20th at 6:28 am marks the Vernal Equinox and is officially the start of spring.
As the sun rises this morn, so too does Ostara rise from her slumber and offer warm blessings to all life. Ancient goddess of the Sun, she brings new life with growth and plants and animals alike.
Blessed Ostara! Blessed Spring!
Dark and light are equals, and starting tomorrow, light begins to dominate as they days grow ever so slightly longer.
The goddess is plump with new life, waiting to eagerly burst forth!
May you be blessed this coming spring. Now is a great time to begin a new project or start a new endeavor. Yes, I know New Years is “the time to start” (and really any day is a new day to start) but the feeling of starting something while new life is blossoming all around you may be easier to stick to than the middle of the winter.
Spring blessings! Perhaps now that we are officially out of winter, the ice will stop.
Then again, maybe not…
I will be taking to the trail this afternoon…leaving work slightly early then pick up Witchlette from daycare with stroller in car. She and I will go right to the trail for a nice walk before going home.
Enjoy the Spring! Blessed Be! )0(
And that, children, is where the myth of the Easter bunny comes from