Blog changes

In an effort to get this blog back on track I have simplified it, deleted some of the attached one-topic blogs
and focused on Sabbats and Esbats, which was the original intent.
Other writings will be in 'stumbling upon the path of the goddess'
and the Borrowed Book of Charms is still active.
Links in the right hand column.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

countdown to Ostara


Ostara, the Spring Equinox, celebrates the return of spring, life, light and the Goddess Eostre.
Eostre is an Anglo Saxon goddess. She exemplifies youth, joy, light, dawn, new beginnings. Her energy is that of innocence.
When there were only two seasons, summer and winter, the winters were long. Eostre brought the summer back each year and her return was a great celebration.

Decorate your altar for Eostre with pastel colors, spring buds, butterflies, Easter eggs (which belong to her) and other symbols of spring. Her companion, messenger and symbol of fertility is the hare. If you are not familiar with Eostre, you might want to send a message with the Hare to invite her to attend your ritual. Offer the Hare a place at your altar also.

Celebrations held outside are especially appropriate for the Equinox. If you would like to find out more about Eostre I highly recommend Goddess Alive by Michele Skye. The first of her books celebrating the Goddesses, there is a chapter dedicated to Eostre as well as a wonderful ritual that would work well alone, with a circle or especially with children. (I am not going to reproduce it here as it is 7 pages long)


  1. I love the new "dressed up" look for Ostara! :)

    And thanks for telling us about Eostre, a goddess I know very little about! Hope you're having a wonderful first day of Spring! :)


  2. Thanks for the countdown. I hope your Ostara was a lovely one.



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