Ostara 2017

Ostara is the Spring Equinox which falls on March 19 this year. It is a time of fertility and to celebrate new growth. Newborn animals are experiencing their first break from winter. The Goddess is now a young maiden who is marrying the young Sun God. 

Ostara is always a favorable time for me. I enjoy winter and all it has to offer nature, but Ostara is the harbinger of spring. I love the daytime so this time of year signifies the transition from the dark winter to a brighter spring time. 

Typically for Ostara I wake at sunrise and meditate while the day welcomes the sun. After meditation I set up my altar in reflection of the blessed day. First I cast my circle. This allows me to purify my space and the objects I will be using. I always burn a yellow candle to reflect the coming spring, and I lay out some lemon halves for a light scent. Lastly I use soft downy feathers that remind me of the new birds. I thank the Goddess for the coming spring and the new growth forming outside. 

To complete my ritual, I close my circle and thank each piece for its participation. Please leave me a comment with any questions you may have. I always would like to know how you are celebrating Ostara. I enjoy different traditions and rituals. 

Blessed be.

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Important Dates

For Wiccans there are many important dates throughout the year. The Wiccan year runs from October 31 to October 30, so we are a little late for this list, but still plenty of time to celebrate the Goddess. Here is a list for 2016:

February 1: Imbolc

February 8: New Moon

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 22: Full Moon

March 9: New Moon

March 20: Ostara

March 23: Full Moon

April 7: New Moon

April 22: Earth Day

April 27: Full Moon

May 1: Beltane

May 6: New Moon

May 21: Full Moon

June 5: New Moon

June 20: Full Moon & Litha

July 4: New Moon

July 19: Full Moon

August 1: Lughnasadh

August 2: New Moon

August 18: Full Moon

September 1: New Moon

September 16: Full Moon

September 22: Mabon

October 1: New Moon

October 16: Full Moon

October 30: New Moon (Dark Moon)

October 31: Samhain