The Spring Equinox is a time of celebration. Some people begin to enjoy the lengthening days and the warming of the air. Work begins in the garden with the planting of flower beds and vegetable gardens. At Ostara we begin to connect to nature as she begins to wake. Ostara is also known as the Vernal Equinox, a point when nature is in balance. Ostara falls on 21st or 22nd March or when the Sun enters Aries (Northern Hemisphere) 21st to 23rd September or when the Sun enters Libra (Southern Hemisphere)
Ostara: Oh-star-ah, Lesser Sabbat, Spring/Vernal Equinox AKA: Ostre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostre’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia.
What are the Correspondences for Ostara ?
Essence/Meaning: Strength, Birthing, Completion, Power, Love, Sexuality, Embodiment of Spirit Fertility, Opening, Beginnings, the God Comes of Age, Balance of Light and Dark, Plant & Animal Fertility, Sowing Seeds, Invention, New Growth, New Projects, Seed & Planting Blessings and Planting.
Animals/Mythical Beings: Unicorn, Merfolk, Pegasus, Rabbits, Hares, Chicks, Swallows, Snakes, and baby animals in general
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Red Jasper.
Incense: Violet, Lotus, Jasmine, Rose, Marigold, Sage, Lavender, Narcissus, Ginger, Broom.
Colors: Pastel Colors in general, Gold, Pale Green, Grass Green, Blue, Lemon Yellow, Pale Yellow and Pale Pink.
Tools/Symbols/Decorations: Coloured Eggs, Baskets, Nests, Equilateral Cross, Butterfly, Cocoons, Sprouting Plants, Violets, Wildflowers, Lambs, Hares and Rabbits.
Goddesses: Eostre, Ostara, Kore, Isis, Astrate, Ishtar, Minerva, Maiden Goddesses, Lady of the Lake, Young Goddesses.
Gods: Hare, the Green Man, Taliesin, Dagda, Cernunnos, Pan, Adonis, Young & Warrior Gods.
Foods: Fish, Sweets, Hot Cross Buns, Sweet Breads, Cakes, Eggs, Honey or Maple Syrup Cakes, Seasonal Fruits, Milk and Punch.
Herbs: Celandine, Tansy, Cinquefoil, crocus, Dogwood, Daffodil, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Rose, Hyssop, Liden, Violet.
Time of Day: Dawn