(Oh-star-ah) ~ Lesser Sabbat, usually held during the vernal equinox
Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess
Date: Spring Equinox (March 20-22 in Northern Hemisphere) or when the Sun is 1 degree Aries.
Symbolism: The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility, balance
Goddesses: all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses; Anna Perenna (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite, Persia, GrecoRoman), Athena (Greek), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd, Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Hera, Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian), Isis (Egyptian), Libera (Roman), Minerva (Roman), The Muses (Greek), Persephone (Greek), Renpet (Egyptian), Venus (Roman), Ostara (the German Goddess of Fertility), Kore, Maiden, Isis, Youthful Goddesses. Faerie Queen, Lady of the Lake(Welsh-Cornish), the Green Goddess, abundantia (Roman)
Gods: all love, song & dance, and fertility Gods; Adonis (Greek), Attis (Greco-Roman), Cernunnos (Celtic), The Great Horned God (European), Liber (Roman), Mars (Roman), Mithras (Persian), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Thoth, Pan (Greek), the Green Man, Hare, Youthful Gods, Warrior Gods, Taliesin, Lord of the Greenwood (English), Dagda(Irish),Adonis (Greek)
Symbols: Eggs, rabbits, new moon, pastel colors, flowers, similar to easter symbols.
Purpose: Plant and animal fertility, sowing
Meaning: The God comes of age, sexual union of the Lord & Lady, sprouting, greening, balance of light and dark
Essence: Strength, birthing, completion, power, love, sexuality, embodiment of spirit, fertility, opening, beginning, balancing
Customs: Wearing green, new clothes, herb workings, celtic bird festival, egg baskets coloring eggs, collecting birds eggs, bird watching, egg hunts, starting new projects, spring planting, making love,
Foods: Hard-boiled eggs, honey cakes, fresh seasonal fruits, milk punch, leafy green vegetables, dairy foods, apples, nuts, flower dishes, sprouts, fish, maple sugar candies, hot cross buns, sweet breads, milk, punch, egg drinks
Plants & Herbs: Acorn, celandine, cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, Easter lily, Irish Moss, ginger, hyssop, linden, strawberry, gorse, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, jonquils, narcissus, olive, peony, rose, tansy, violets, woodruff, pine tree, Violet, Olive, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Forsythia, Crocus, all spring flowers,
Incense and oils: African violet, jasmine, rose, strawberry, lotus, magnolia, ginger, sage lavender, narcissus, broom, all sweet/flowery incense
Colors: Light green, lemon yellow, pale pink, pastels, gold, grass green, light blue, lemon yellow.
Stones: Amethyst, aquamarine, rose quartz, moonstone, bloodstone, red jasper
Animals and Mythical Beasts: Rabbits/Easter bunny, snakes, pegasus, unicorns, chicks, swallows, merpeople
Decorations: Daffodils, tulips, violet, iris, narcissus, any spring flowers, eggs, butterflies, cocoons
Spell/Ritual Work: Garden/plant blessings, seed blessing, spell crafting, balance, growth, communication, invention, new growth, new projects, new loves, prosperity, financing, happiness
Planetary Ruler: Mars
lewiswithcrow: Do you date outside your religious beliefs? Just a question I find interesting to ask anyone of faith.
Yes I do.
Anonymous: have you ever worn masks in your rituals?
No I haven’t. :0
Usually I’m naked. Or if its too cold I have clothes. But when I go to festivals I wear masks. And horns.
I have a few cavities that need to be fixed and oh no receding gums. Please send blessings my way. :(
Anonymous: why are you better off solo? Are you lonely? Hahahah sorry if too personal~~
Lmao. No I’m not lonely. I got kicked out of a small coven I was in. But I’m not too heartbroken since I would rather do my activities by myself and I never went to their meetings. It was bound to happen.