Celebrate the ancient holiday of Ostara with these five fun little rituals.
Ostara, also known as the Spring Equinox, is a day of balance. It’s halfway between the solstices, and the light hours have become roughly equal in number to the dark ones.
Named after the Germanic fertility goddess Ostara (from whom Easter gets its name), it’s also a day of magic, freshness, romance, and new beginnings.
Of course if you have all day or a few hours to celebrate, go for it! On the other hand, if you’re looking for quick Ostara celebration and ritual ideas – or if you want to enhance your other celebrations with a snappy addendum or two – this post has got you covered.
Ostara Celebration Idea #1: Bless a bouquet of fresh flowers, and place it in your home.
This Ostara, purchase or gather a bouquet that speaks to you. Hold it in sunlight (if it’s sunny outside, otherwise visualize sunlight filling it), and call on the Goddess Ostara to bless it with the qualities of balance, playfulness, love, and new beginnings. Then place it on your altar or elsewhere in your home.
Ostara Celebration Idea #2: Dance and laugh at the same time (preferably barefoot and outside).
Ostara possesses a childlike quality of playfulness and fun. So dance! It’s especially great if you can dance outdoors and barefoot, while also laughing at the silliness of it all. This will not fail to fill you with that buoyant, vibrant, springtime vibration that magnetizes blessings and spreads joy wherever you go.
Ostara Celebration Idea #3: Bless chocolate eggs with your new intentions. Then eat them.
Relax and center yourself. Hold a chocolate egg in your right hand and cup your left hand over the top. Conjure up the feelings associated with the most positive possible manifestation of a brand new intention. Consciously direct the energy of these feelings and visions into the egg. Then eat it. (This will internalize your intention and set it in motion, sort of like planting a seed – so appropriate for Ostara.) Repeat with up to two more intentions.
Ostara Celebration Idea #4: Scatter rose petals on your bed.
As the sensual and joyful reawakening of the earth, springtime provides a generous supply of blissy romance energy. Invoke this energy at Ostara, and bring it into your home and love life, by scattering rose petals across your made bed. Leave them there until the next time you use it.
Ostara Celebration Idea #5: Plant some seeds.
Planting seeds is an old standby when it comes to Ostara observances. If you live in an area that’s still in danger of frost, you can just plant them in a pot on a windowsill. Bless them first, perhaps by holding them in sunlight (if it’s a sunny day) and empowering them with your most glorious intentions for the coming season and year.
Brightest blessings of new beginnings this Ostara!
Do you think you’ll try one of these Ostara ideas? Please share in the comments.
You may also like these Ostara Affirmations for Rebirth and Renewal.
Scotia Garden says
I’ll be in my garden surrounded by my 4 chickens, gathering eggs and planting. My usual Saturday plans need just some intentions and I’ll feel all set to celebrate Ostara. Blessed be!
Tess Whitehurst says
Woohoo – awesome! I love chickens. Sounds like you’ll have a magical Ostara for sure. Blessed be!