Category Archives: Ostara

Ostara Ritual

Here is the Ostara Ritual we used at tonight’s Welcoming Circle: OSTARA RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE— from https://www.thoughtco.com/hold-an-ostara-ritual-for-solitaries-2562480 Light the green candle and say: The Wheel of the Year turns once more, and the vernal equinox arrives. Light and dark … Continue reading

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Ostara: Balance and Growth

This coming Monday, April 20, is the Pagan Sabbat of Ostara which is always celebrated on the vernal equinox.  Since we have equal hours of sunlight and moonlight on Ostara, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the balance of all things: … Continue reading

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Happy Eostre…Or Is That Easter? Or Ostara?

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippy, hoppity, Eostre’s on its way!  Or is that Easter?  Or Ostara?  To be honest, it’s really hard to tell the difference.  Nearly every Christian tradition associated with the celebration of … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Great Snake Controversy

For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is simply a day where we celebrate all things Irish, including the color green, shamrocks and drinking LOTS of Guinness. Americans go crazy for this secularized holiday and, according to an Irish friend of … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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Ostara Seed Bombs

At an Ostara celebration I attended last year, one of the rituals we did was make seed bombs.  [Google it]  Participants were given a small plastic baggie into which we scooped a big tablespoonful of red clay dirt that had … Continue reading

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April: Moon of the Waters

April 4th’s full moon is known by some Pagans as the “moon of the waters.”  It embodies the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.”  The rains of April help the earth to turn green again.  It seems like … Continue reading

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