Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ostara is near!

Ostara

This is by far my favorite time of year.

Beginning on the Vernal Equinox March 20th...  it's a time of celebrating the great balance and harmony that exists in the passage of the seasons and the procession of night and day.  This is the time of the year when the nights and days are of equal length. The last signs of Winter are giving way to Spring. We begin our garden plans and preparation. The gardens flowers, vegetables and herbs that will play a part in rituals, spells, potions, cooking and pleasure.Prepare and plant in the garden. A good time for herb workings.

Symbolizing fertility and new growth. Night and day stand in perfect balance. The forces of masculine energy and feminine energy are also in balance . A celebration of fertility and balance, a time when all elements within and without us are brought into harmony. A time of new life and rebirth, as well as the end of Winter.

The egg (and all seeds) contains 'all potential', full of promise and new life. It symbolizes the rebirth of nature, the fertility of the Earth and all creation. In many traditions the egg is a symbol for the whole universe. The 'cosmic' egg contains a balance of male and female, light and dark, in the egg yolk and egg white. The golden orb of the yolk represents the Sun God enfolded by the White Goddess, perfect balance, so it is particularly appropriate to Ostara and the Spring Equinox when all is in balance for just a moment, although the underlying energy is one of growth and expansion.

Walking  the path through nature and reflect on the magic of the Earth... Look out, look wide, look near, look far, look up, look down, look within.

A fabulous time to awaken the body, mind and soul.
☽✪☾ Blessings