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Ostara – Exuberant Renewal of Nature

Vernal Equinox

Ostara the Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox


Ostara falls on the Vernal or Spring Equinox. According to the solar calendar, this is the beginning of Spring. The Horned God is maturing rapidly, or the Holly King’s strength is evenly matched now as the time for the Oak King’s victory draws closer. Growing daylight is evidence of the God moving from infancy toward maturity. The Earth becomes warmer and more fertile as the Goddess comes into her power.

Ostara is a time of balance, and a time when the veil between the worlds is thin. This makes it is a time when a witch can more easily connect with the divine. This is still a time of beginnings, as the world around us wakes from slumber. Nature’s promise of greener, warmer, and more bountiful times is becoming fulfilled as buds and blossoms emerge, bees return to begin the pollination cycle, and fields wake up from their winter slumber. This is a time of innocence and child-like wonder. This is a time to try something new.

This is a time of balance and creation, and still a time of beginnings. Focus your rituals on celebrating life, manifesting creation and increasing understanding. This is a good time to create new tools and supplies for your upcoming rituals.


altar decorations and seasonal correspondences

Decorate with pastels, and the natural colors of the season: pale green, pink, robin egg blue, even white. Use honeysuckle, clover, tulips, peony, primrose or violets.

Celebrate the season with eggs, chocolate, edible flowers, honey and salads, Especially include clementines, grapefruits, kiwis, lemons, limes, oranges, pears, strawberries and tangerines.

Herbs and Plants

Metals and Stones

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