Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ostera- Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox, the dramatic moment each year when night and day are of equal length everywhere on the planet. This is the time to ponder the newness of our human family and the ancient relationships between Earth,Sun and Moon.
The turning of the Wheel of the Year is never ending and timeless. The seasons, planetary movements and tides renew themselves, encoded since creation. As humans we awaken to our common origins, but stand in
awe of the mysteries of the universe.
For witches Spring Equinox is an enchanted borderline time outside of time, where a magical seam joins light and dark., From this moment on, the Sun begins its seminal journey across the sky, its light and warmth over taking the darkness of Winter until its power peaks at Summer Solstice in June.
The change from dark to light sends the message to all here on Earth that Springtime is the season of rebirth.
We have arrived on the point on the Wheel when the Maiden Goddess becomes the Mother once more.

This is the time of the year is when we use herbs and seeds to make the most of the wealth and healing warmth of the Sun.
Trefoil images representing the Triple Goddess have special meaning now, any three leaf grass is a gift from the Fairies bringing protection and luck. It is customary to leave a small token of thanks to the Other World when you take a cloverleaf or any other three leafed grass.
Bring the feeling of new Spring life into your home with pots of crocuses or hyacinths. Fill a vase with tulips and daffodils. Create a mini rock garden for your window sill using rocks, twigs and moss in a dish or special bowl.

Moss is an excellent binder for spells. It brings moisture and freshness inside and is used in spells and philters for attracting wealth. Vervain and moss are used in philters and incense to resolve conflicts that may arise amid the frenetic energy and forces of Spring.

Ostera Oil:

one quarter teaspoon of each-
almond oil
patchouli oil
elder oil
lavender oil
violet oil
Warm all ingredients in an enamel or glass sauce pan. Remove from heat and let cool.
Keep in green,blue, pink, or lavender bottles.
Use to anoint your candles for your Ostera celebration.

Exerts taken from Laurie Cabot and Jean Mills's book, Celebrate The Earth


Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

What a beautiful painting !! Thank you for the great info and a very happy Ostara to you too !!!

Crystalrainbow said...

Blessed springtime - Ostara hun :) thank you for sharing x x x