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"The Goddess Ostara’s (Eostre’s) celebration day can vary from the spring equinox (circa March 21) to the first full moon after the equinox. She is the Anglo-Saxon / Germanic Goddess of new beginnings, fertility, hope and renewal. It is a time of balance between day and night. Her symbols include the hare, colored eggs, spring flowers, in older times celebrants wore brand new clothing to celebrate her festival.  Click the link to learn more!

"The Goddess Ostara’s (Eostre’s) celebration day can vary from the spring equinox (circa March to the first full moon after the equinox. The Goddess Ostara

☆ Ostara «The Wheel of the Year» Occurs on or near the Spring Equinox, when day and night are equal. It is a time of balance where unnecessary things, thoughts and habits are thrown away to make room for the new. The Anglo-Saxon Dawn Goddess Eostre, who’s symbols are the rabbit and egg, gained her greatest influence during this time of year .:¦:. Artist Megan Welti ☆

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Eostre / Ostara ~ Germanic pagans named the Spring Equinox after Ostara, their goddess of spring, fertility, and rebirth. In England, among the Anglo-Saxon tribes, Ostara was known as Eostre. The modern holiday of Easter is derived from the name "Eostre".  Repinned by www.mygrowingtraditions.com

Ostara ~ Germanic pagans named the Spring Equinox after Ostara, their goddess of the dawn. Ostara is celebrated with eggs and rabbits.

Spring Equinox - Ostara

Spring Equinox: BOS Ostara cover page, for the by Jaine Rose.

Ostara Incense frankincense myrrh dragons blood cinnamon (just a dash) nutmeg (just a dash) sage lotus orange peel rose petals

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Recipes for Your Ostara Celebration: Hot Cross Buns - Cross Quarter Buns

Recipes for Your Ostara Celebration

Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration? Here are some favorite seasonal treats to prepare for the spring equinox sabbat!

Paulina Stuckey-Cassidy  The Christian Easter holiday is derived from the pagan holiday Eostre or Ostara, as can easily been by the name. Many times, Ostara and Easter occur relatively close to each other, but this year it is not the case, as Easter will take place on April 24, almost the latest date it can occur. Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is tied to the lunar calendar rather than a specific date - and can occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25.

Paulina Stuckey-Cassidy The Christian Easter holiday is derived from the pagan…

With my green pointy hat/   sitting proudly atop my head/   I remember the words/   that my Grandmother once said/   "Remember the Earth, child/   always hold Her close/   Treat her with kindness/   and respect Her the most/   For she is our Mother/   and we are Her babes/   And honoring Her brings us/   closer to the Olde Ways"/   So, give love to the Mother/   this Ostara and on/   And keep the Olde Ways alive/   in our daughters and sons.      ~ (c) Leandra 3/15/13

☆ Ostara's Bonnet: A pagan ‘take’ on the Easter bonnet idea. Ostara was the ancient Saxon Goddess of the Spring. Her festival was taken over by Christianity, but her influence lives on as ‘Easter’ is an alternative spelling of her name .

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