Mar 22, 2013 · 6:30 PM
The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, it's also the same time as the Christian Easter celebration, and in the Jewish faith, Passover takes place as well. For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season.
Many modern Wiccans and Pagans celebrate Ostara as a time of renewal and rebirth. Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature -- walk in park, lay in the grass, hike through a forest. As you do so, observe all the new things beginning around you -- plants, flowers, insects, birds. Meditate upon the ever-moving Wheel of the Year, and celebrate the change of seasons.
Facilitated by Deidra and her Grove, let us plant the seed of life and hope together. Ostara is the Spring Equinox; we are at the meeting point of the God and Goddess,and the dark and light seasons. This holiday brings the warmth of the idea of future growth, and the sweetness of light back into life. It is the time when eggs and seeds are waiting to be fertilized and be able to grow! ..What do you want to grow this year?
Please bring food or drink to share!
Bring decorations for the altar!!