Ostara Ritual

This past Friday (March 20th) was Ostara. It was my 3rd Sabbat I celebrated, but my first one I celebrated with others. There is a local metaphysical shop at the Flea Market that put on an Ostara Ritual. I was kind of nervous to go at first [because I have social anxiety], but I ended up having a really good time. I was kind of quiet at first like I usually am around new people. There was just this energy there though that made me feel right at home and I instantly opened up. I got there at 5;30 and there were only about 10 people there. It was closer to 6 that the majority started showing up and we started to feast. When we started eating, Mama Mojo [she owns the shop] had us go around the circle and introduce ourselves. Normally I hate these kinds of things because I hate talking in front of large groups, but that energy I mentioned early made me comfortable and I felt like I was among old friends.

We talked for a while while we ate and more people showed up. After we ate we got a couple of visitors. This man and woman that breed goats and sheep brought their newest baby sheep and baby goat.

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he sheep’s name was Lucky because he was born on Friday the 13th.

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he goat was born on St. Patty’s Day. Her name was Collette.
[These pictures were taken from the FB page of The Magickal Muse.
I didn’t take my camera because I didn’t know I they allowed pictures to be taken at their gatherings.
Apparently they do.]

After animal time we had music time. People brought drums and other instruments I don’t know the name of. They were these bowls that you rub a special stick around it’s brim. It would then start humming and vibrating in your hand. It was pretty cool. Everyone who had an instrument shared so I got to play a drum for a while. I want to save up and buy my own drum before the next one.

Once it got dark, probably around 7pm or 8pm [I didn’t really keep track of time because I was having such a good time] we started the ritual.

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I did happen to take this picture with my phone when I first got there. This is the ritual table and the fire pit that we lit before the ritual.

The ritual was really great. I don’t know if I can really talk about what we did, but I will tell a little. Since Ostara is about new beginnings and balance we each said something negative that we wanted to give up and a positive thing we wanted to replace it with.

My negative thing I wanted to give up was clutter, not just physical, but emotional and mental. I feel like I have way too many things and they are therefore making the rest of my life feel cluttered and messy. I want to become a minimalist and get my life organized [positive to replace negative]. That is one of my New Year’s goals anyway. I’m still having a hard time following through with it. Now I’m just going to work a little harder at it. Another reason I want to become a minimalist is because I want to eventually live in a van and travel around the US [I’ll talk more about this goal later]. It’s been a goal of mine for a while. I just want to see the world starting with the States. My stuff is weighing me down.

After the ritual we had hugging time and then dispersed. I ended up making a few new friends and having a really good time. I hope they do these rituals for all the Sabbats because I really want to go to more. The energy was just so amazing, not only because of the amount of people, but because of the eclipse and it being a new moon. By the way, I still need to go back and watch it online. SInce I live in America, we didn’t get to actually see it and the live online viewing was at like 3:45 am. I was definitely sleeping.

Here is a picture of the beautiful sunset later that day though:

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[It was taken on my phone so forgive the quality.]

What did you do for Ostara?

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