Rejoice! Winter Departs and Equinox Arrives. Blessed Ostara to All!

Blessings of the Equinox to you and yours! Today is Ostara, the first day of Spring and our celebration of fertility, new growth, and rebirth.

Happy Birthday Aries and Happy Astrological New Year!

Aries

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.
~ Pete Rose (Sun and Ascendant in Aries)

This morning, at 12:31 am, Eastern time, the Sun left the sign of Pisces and moved into Aries, marking the Equinox (Vernal above the equator, and Autumnal below).

The Fire sign of Aries is ruled by Mars and is the first one to get things started, initiating projects, and leading others. A cardinal (creative and inventive) sign, Aries the Ram governs leadership and initiative. The Ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, and full of energy.

People born when the Sun is in Aries are pioneers …

Rejoice! Glad Tidings of Ostara to You!

Welcome Spring! Awake, thou wintry earth — Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! — Thomas Blackburn Today is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere, and Autumn Equinox in the lands below the equator. We are all experiencing the same phenomenon: the hours of daylight and the darkness are … Read more

Blessings of Ostara!

A Seed for Spring Equinox ©Annie Finch Thrusting through the season where I’d waited for spring, tucking up my head, I felt the slanted weight of clouds pressing through the sky above me down towards this grave, till I feel the earth around the place my head has lain under winter’s touch, and it crumbles. … Read more

Blessings of Ostara! Happy Equinox!

Glad Bringer of Brightness, hail! Maiden of Grace, Lad of Laughter, Gifts of vigor are returning, Spring’s surprise, rainbow’s embrace. Quickened by the heart within us, Opened be our souls to grace, May the blessing be abiding, Welcome sit in every face. Greetings to the Spring Equinox By Caitlín Matthews, Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and … Read more

Goddess Sunday: Ostara

Hail Holy Ostara! Hail the daughter born at Delling’s door, At the gate of day who bears the morning light! Hail Ostara, Lady of the Spring Dawn! ~ Heathen Kinship Blessings As you probably know, the Vernal Equinox arrives on Tuesday, March 20 (at 1:15am, Eastern time). For Pagans, Witches, and many other Earth-centered spiritual … Read more