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Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox. Traditionally March 20-23 (Northern hemisphere), or September 20-23 (Southern hemisphere). The name Ostara is said to have come from Eostre, the Germanic Goddess of Spring. Eostre is a goddess associated with flowers and springtime.
Spring equinox is a time for fertility and sowing seeds. In medieval European societies the March hare was viewed as a fertility symbol. This particular species of rabbit is nocturnal most of the year, but in March when mating season begins, they were / are bunnies abundant.
Resurrection / Renewal - We celebrate the renewal of life as seen by the newly emerging life in many forms all around us. A resurrection from all that looks dead is seen as the Earth regenerates and renews herself. This is symbolized in resurrection myths in many cultures and traditions, such as the resurrection of Christ on Easter, or many other Gods (ex. Attis, Adonis, Osiris) who, like Jesus, die and are born again each year.
Eggs - Many of the myths hold the egg as sacred to life on earth. It represents life as a circle represents eternal life. The golden orb of its yolk represents the Sun God, its white shell is seen as the White Goddess, and the whole is a symbol of rebirth.
Gardening - The Spring Equinox is a time of new beginnings, of action, of tending gardens. It is a time of the Earth’s renewal, a rousing of nature after the cold sleep of winter. It is the time to plant & germinate seeds.
In ancient Italy in the spring, women planted gardens of Adonis. They filled urns with grain seeds, kept the in the dark and watered them every two days. This custom persists in Sicily. Women plant seeds of grains–lentils, fennel, lettuce or flowers–in baskets and pots. When they sprout, the stalks are tied with red ribbons and the gardens are placed along roads on Good Friday. They symbolize the triumph of life over death. . . . . . . Borrowed in part from GIN The Witches Circle ... See MoreSee Less
Blessings of Good Health and Wellness to all this Ostara - Spring Equinox . 🌱🌷🐇🐣🥚🌳🙏🌞 . 💚 I will be at the store tomorrow (Friday) at noon. If you need anything contact me. We will make safe pick up arrangements. 💚 Debb email@example.com
Good Morning. In the interest of public health and honouring the importance of social distancing we have decided to close for now. We will remain closed until it is safe for you, ourselves and the community to be together again. This day will come. Until then BE SAFE and take extra good care .💕 .