Ostara, March 20-23

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Ostara, also called the Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox,
celebrates the arrival of Spring. This Sabbat will fall
between the above dates depending on which day the Sun
is at its northern most point. Ostara marks the day when
night and day are in balance. Ostara symbols are the egg
and the rabbit. Ostara is the Norse Goddess of fertility
and it is She that is honored this Sabbat day. During this
time, the snow begins to melt away, the days are warmer
and longer. Looking around we see new birth everywhere,
from homes on the hillside to the animals in the fields.
Life has begun again. This is the time to plant the seeds
of flowers, herbs and veggies and perhaps begin a
spiritual garden.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)HERBS:

Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, All spring flowers.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)INCENSE:

Jasmine, Rose, Strawberry.

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Green, Yellow

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)DECORATIONS:

Colored eggs, Green and yellow jellybeans, Rabbit
decorations, Spring flowers.

ball12.gif (1012 bytes)FOOD:

Seeds, Green veggies, Spiced wine, Cupcakes, Fruits,
Hard-boiled eggs.