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Ostara - Spring Equinox - Alban Eilir

Mar 20, 2022

Image: Spring has arrived –

Ostara is derived from a reconstruction produced by linguist Jacob Grimm of an Old High German form of the Old English goddess name Ēostre, Ostara marks the vernal equinox in some modern Pagan traditions according to

Known as Alban Eilir, meaning Light of the Earth, to modern Druid traditions, this holiday is the second of three spring celebrations (the midpoint between Imbolc and Beltane), during which light and darkness are again in balance, with light on the rise. It is a time of new beginnings and of life emerging further from the grips of winter.

Ostara Grounding Ceremony:

1 . Collect a jar of rain water. As well as gathering a couple seeds.

2. Go into your garden and plant the seeds.

3. Walk to a clear patch of grass, and stand at that point with bare feet.

4. Plant your bare feet firmly and feel the energy of springs cleansing flowing through the earth to you.

5. Pour the Rain water over your feet, or you can also wash your feet in a basin of the water. Let it wash away the old you and make way for your fresh start.

6. As you nurture the seeds and watch them grow, you must also nurture yourself and notice your own growth as a new person.

Ostara House Ceremony:

Open windows and curtains, to let in the fresh air and new sun.

Fill the home with fresh flowers and floral scents.

Plant herbs and other fresh scented plants.

Take this time to get rid of the old, if possible by donating.

Take time to organize wither it be physically or mentally.

Ostara Activity:

Bake fresh pastries.

Make floral teas.

Press flowers, maybe give some as a gift as well.

Grow some cress and other herbs in egg shells, to bless your food.

Ostara is here, hopefully some of these ideas will be helpful. Blessed Ostara - Spring Equinox - Alban Eilir to all.

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