Ostara or Spring Equinox, is one of the eight festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. In 2014, it takes place on March 20. Ostara was the Goddess of Spring, representing all that was new and fresh. Many of our current traditions, such as spring cleaning, and Easter celebrations with eggs, rabbits and hot crossed buns, are based on ancient Pagan traditions.
Because the hours of dark and light are equal, it is also an ideal time to find balance in your life.
SPRING EQUINOX CORRESPONDENCES
Candles: mauve, pink, pale green, blue & yellow, pastels
Flowers: daffodil, jonquil, violet, dogwood, spring bulbs
Rose Wine, Eggs,
Lamb & Barley Stew
Hot Crossed Buns
My Simple Wiccan Magick Wheel of the Year Guide has recipes for your celebration as well as a ritual to help you find balance in your life.
The Balancing Eggs Ritual requires some advance preparation, but you will use your intuition and the powerful colour correspondences of the chakras, to determine your strengths and weaknesses for the coming year. This spell can be done alone or in the company of like-minded people.
Blessed be and Happy Ostara!
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