Monday, February 21, 2011

Solar Festival of Ostara - The Spring Equinox

This has not always been my most favourite of the festivals; solar or lunar. However, this year I am most excited about the coming of spring. Not sure why but think it has something to do with having just returned from a warm climate vacation and all the flowers and aninals that go with that.

And true also is that I have been doing some study on the balance of all things, both through Wiccan study and the study of Energy, and also through the Noetic Society. Of course, the Spring Equinox is the only other time of the year when light and dark are at equal; a balance.

Some kewl tid bits --  For those non-Pagans, know that your Easter is actually named after the spring Goddess Eostre, and that her sacred animal is the hare - the original Easter Bunny. I also read that hot cross buns had nothing to do with the Ressurection of Christ. In early Rome, cakes marked with an equal arm cross where buried at crossroads as offerings to the moon Goddess Diana. Well son of a gun; what do you think of that.

Anyway, more to come as I delve into this festival.

Blessed Be.

Your Syster.