Gifts of Ostara, Goddess of Spring
Ostara, arrives about the same time every year; bringing her gifts of, light, warmth and energy.
Her spirit is felt by the tiniest seeds, and most plump bulbs. She calls for them to anchor down roots and sprout up, to show their beauty. The deciduous trees begin to grow their new leaves to dress for her season. Birds prepare for her arrival by laying eggs of every color.
Ostara, is the Germanic/Celtic Goddess of spring. The Babylonians named her Ishtar, pronounced Easter.
SHE is the Goddess of rebirth, renewed energy, blossoms and manifestations.
Her warming spirit melts the snow, creating powerful waterfall symphonies.
She perfumes the air with the sweet scent of all the spring flowers.
She paints the sky with luminous pastel rainbows.
She brings vitality to every blade of new spring-green grass, every tulip, daffodil and newly born bunny rabbit.
She infuses us all with enthusiasm to manifest our germinating dreams.
Upon her arrival all of life awakens in renewed magnificence.
These are the gifts of our Goddess Ostara.
On the last full moon of winter, we donned fresh flowers in our hair to begin our ceremony. In the Redwood tree circle we rooted down and sprouted up in a flowing dance, to embody the spirit of Ostara. We were both the Goddess and the seed, creating warmth and blossoming into brilliance.
Satiated by our sacred dance, we walked silently to the lodge and began to draw and write of our budding aspirations; giving energy and voice to our personal vision.
In closing, we bathed in the light of the last full moon of winter.
Goodbye dark Winter… Hello light Spring…