­čîŞÔťĘCelebrating Spring EquinoxԝʭčîŞ

This is a very special time of year celebrated at the start of Aries season . On this day also known as Ostara, the earth and the sun are positioned so that both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have equal sunlight, this is symbolic of balance. This is also a time of new beginnings as the flowers bloom and new life emerges.

Many pagan religions celebrate Ostara as the time when the Earth (the Goddess) and the Sun (the God) reunite in perfect harmony. A lot of the spring equinox symbols/correspondences IÔÇÖm going to share are also popular for the Christian holiday Easter, so itÔÇÖs interesting to see different holidays and their origin from earlier religions and ancient rituals.

­čîŞSymbols­čîŞ
Things to decorate your home/altar with:
ÔťĘBright colors

ÔťĘPastel candles (fire element)

ÔťĘGreen cloth (earth element)

ÔťĘFlowers

ÔťĘSeeds (represent growth)

ÔťĘSpring Water (water element)

ÔťĘFlowery Incense, Jasmine/Lavender etc. (air element)

ÔťĘButterfly (represent transformation)

ÔťĘRabbit (represents fertility)

ÔťĘEggs (represents life)

­čîŞRituals & Activities­čîŞ
Things to do in celebration:

ÔťĘ Eat outside, good foods to consider: eggs, lamb, chicken, fruits, candy, rose wine.

ÔťĘBuy (or make) a bright new outfit.

ÔťĘMagic to encourage fertility, prosperity, growth and/or energy.

ÔťĘMeditation

ÔťĘSun bathing

ÔťĘVisualize growth in your life

ÔťĘBalance rituals

ÔťĘMake new relationships

ÔťĘPaint eggs with dye and symbols

ÔťĘSpring cleaning

ÔťĘPlanting seeds (literally and figuratively)

ÔťĘWork with herbs

This is a beautiful time of year! Enjoy it, get outside, smell the flowers, and take advantage of the burst of energy to come. Also ask yourself ÔÇťWhat needs revival in my life?ÔÇŁ And focus your energy on that this spring.