Blessed Ostara/Spring Equinox

Ostara is a celebration of the Spring Equinox (March 21) celebrated by many practicing Wiccans, Pagans, and Witches. It marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced. The Sun God’s strength increases and the Goddess celebrates herfertility. Together they bring us Spring.

Ostara is a time for the celebration of fertility and balance, But fertility can be many things. It can be a new beginning hope, Or a fresh start. A goodbye to the harsh cold Winter, And a hello to the change Spring brings us.

Eggs are commonly used for symbolism on this day as they have always been a symbol for fertility and life.

Ostara is very similar to the Christian holiday, Easter where followers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Both are celebrating life. [Source]

Since I still hold most of my Christian values, I will mostly be celebrating the Equinox and new beginnings/fresh start. I also celebrated fertility by planting a seed in a hollowed out eggshell. The eggshell provides calcium and other nutrients for the seed and helps it to grow. I chose to plant sunflower seeds.

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Here they are on the first day (March 7th) . I named them: On the left is Egg Sinatra and Eggthoven.

When I was looking up how to do these eggshell sprouts, half of the articles told me to put a hole in the bottom for drainage, the others told me not to. Eggthoven got a hole and Egg Sinatra did not.

Here’s Eggthoven the next two days after I planted him:

Eggthoven

Egg Sinatra wasn’t growing so I did emergency surgery and poked a hole in the bottom of his egg with a nail.

Egg Sinatra

I also put a quartz in with Egg Sinatra and he started doing better the next day:

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They grew really fast within a week and here they are today:

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Look how much they grew in 9 days! I had to re-pot them a few days again and I going to have to do it again soon.

I also wanted to put together a “New Beginnings” bottle as a kind of reminder of my goals and things I want to attract.

New Beginnings Bottle

From left to right:

Some clay runes and symbols-

A Triskele- Personal growth and spiritual expansion

Thurisaz Rune- Protection, polarity, regeneration

Pentacle- Represents the five elements and protection

Algiz Rune- Divine Protection

Laguz Rune- Fertility, Living renewal

Hagalaz Rune- Transformation, Egg of life

Five beads the colors of the elements (water, air, fire, earth, spirit)

An Evil Eye bead to keep evil at bay

An amethyst for healing, sobriety, spiritual opening, insomnia, stability, and courage

A clear quartz for strong healing

A penny for luck and wealth

and a bottle to put them all in.

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This Friday I will be going to an Ostara Gathering with a local group. The metaphysical shop at the Flea Market is holding the gathering. It will finally be nice to meet other pagans. I don’t really know any in person. I can’t wait!

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