Gentle reminder to all…

March 18, 2022

Ostara/Spring Equinox /Vernal Equinox March 20th -22nd

A point of perfect balance on the journey through the Wheel of the Year. Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, in balance. But the year is now waxing and at this moment light defeats the dark. The natural world is coming alive, the Sun is gaining in strength and the days are becoming longer and warmer. The gentle whispered promise of Imbolc is fulfilled in the evident and abundant fertility of the Earth at Ostara. It is time for the hopes of Imbolc to become action. The energy is expansive and exuberant. It is the first day of Spring! Ostara takes its name after the Germanic goddess, Eostre/Ostara, who was traditionally honoured in the month of April with festivals to celebrate fertility, renewal and re-birth. It was from Eostre that the Christian celebration of Easter evolved, and indeed the naming of the hormone Estrogen, essential to women’s fertility. The Goddess Ostara has the shoulders and head of a hare.

The Goddess and the Green Man

3 Responses to “Gentle reminder to all…”

  1. Reblogged this on silverapplequeen and commented:
    Spring has sprung!

  2. Thank you for that gentle reminder. All very interesting, though I was born in April during a blizzard. And that was before “global weirding.”

    I am incapable of reading those three little hopeful words without recalling a ditty from my youth:

    Spring has sprung,
    The grass has ris;
    I wonder where
    The Birdies is.

    • peedeel said

      Hi, Annie,

      We have had rain, rain, and even more rain since last December – or that’s the way it seems! But now, out of the blue, we have sunshine – and it’s set to continue throughout the coming week! It is wonderful! And this morning, the Birdies were singing outside my window, bless ’em.

      All the best to you.

      P

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