Ostara is going to be here in just two and a half weeks, Which makes it a perfect time to introduce fun facts about it!
So let’s begin.
1 – The name Ostara comes from the German goddess Eostre who is the goddess of spring. The name was also adopted by a musical group. (check them out here.)
2- Ostara is celebrated during the spring equinox, the day which has the same number of light and dark hours.
3- Ostara is celebrated between March 19th and March 22nd or 21st in the northern hemisphere, and between the same days on September in the southern hemisphere.
4- Ostara festival is mostly about new beginnings and new life. That’s because this is the time for everything to re-grow again after the end of the winter.
5- Ostara’s main crystals and gemstones are clear quartz, rose quartz, agate, lapis lazuli, amazonite and garnet.
6-Ostara’s main herbs are tansy, lavender, lemon balm, violates, thyme, sunflowers (seeds count too!), roses, purple clover, and tulip.
I Am going to be posting some vegetarian Ostara recipes, spells and rituals/activity ideas soon as well, so stay tuned and enjoy this wonderful holiday and the rebirth of the spring.
It’s really something to love.
Thanks for reading 🙂