Pronunciation: Oh - star - uh 

Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess

Lore: When sun enters Ares, usually around March 20-21st. It’s a time to celebrate the coming of spring; where light and darkness are balanced, but light will soon reign over the dark. It marks the end of winter, where the masculine and feminine energies are also balanced. The god comes of age and maturity and will soon be the goddess’ lover at Beltaine. 

Activities/rituals: coloring eggs, planting, making/wearing new clothing, rites of balance, fertility, welcoming spring, honoring the sun god, communication with faeries 

Essence: Strength, birthing, completion, power, love, sexuality, embodiment of spirit, fertility, opening, beginning

Stones & Gems: Jasper, Amethyst, aquamarine, red jasper, bloodstone, garnet, lapis lazuli, rose quartz, clear quartz, amazonite 

Incense: African violet, jasmine, rose, sage, lotus, magnolia, and strawberry

Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Irish Moss, Violet, Woodruff, Rose, Acorns, Gorse, Olive, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Pine Trees, tansy, ginger, Easter Lily, Dogwood, Spring Flowers

Foods/drinks: 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, fruity red wines, beer

Colors: Green, Yellow, Pastels, Pale pink 

Symbols: Rabbit, baby animals, eggs, the sun, similar to Easter symbols. 

Deities: The Maiden & all love,fertility, and virgin goddesses, goddess and god in their youth; Astarte, Aurora, Eostre, Aphrodite, Oshun, Mithras, Venus, Dagda, Ishtar, Eos, Ostara, Kore, Persephone, Green Man, Ares, Mars, Attis, Adonis, Osiris, Flora, Dionysus, Narcissus, Hyacinth, Hercules, Pan, Cernunnos, The Muses, Odin, 

Animals and Mythical Beasts: Rabbits/Easter bunny, snakes, pegasus, unicorns, chicks, swallows, robins, merpeople, faerie folk

Decorations: Daffodils, tulips, violet, iris, narcissus, any spring flowers, eggs, butterflies, cocoons

Spell/Ritual Work: Garden/plant blessings, seed blessing, spellcrafting, balance, growth, communication, invention, new growth, new projects

Planetary Ruler: Mars

Tarot Card: The Fool 

Element: Air

Gender: Male

Threshold: Dawn

Posted 2 years ago with 209 notes
Tags: ostara  eostre  spring equinox  vernal  easter  pagan  wicca  wheel of the year  
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