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Celebrating Ostara

What is Ostara?

The pagan holiday Ostara comes from the celebration of a West Germanic Goddess Eostre of the spring season.

This Goddess was honored at celebrations of fertility and rebirth.

Ostara is a pagan and Wiccan holiday which celebrates the spring equinox. 

This is the time on the Wheel of the Year, when Night & Day, Dark & Light, Masculine & Feminine are equal.

This usually falls somewhere between the middle of March, beginning of April.

In Christianity this pagan holiday evolved into what we know today as Easter.  The naming no doubt is from the Goddess Eostre.

Ostara & The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny comes from the pagan tradition of their connection to the Hare.

Eostre was the Goddess closely associated with the Hare, as the Hare is a symbol for fertility.


Eggs are associated with fertility along with seeds that are planted during the spring.

Much like the, “Cosmic Egg” which is connected with Creation, the egg represents the balance within creation of the male and female archetype like yin and yang.

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Ostara Colors

  • Light & Bright Greens
  • Pinks & Purple Pastels
  • Yellow

Ostara Foods

  • Honey
  • Sprouted greens
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Hot cross buns
  • Spring Vegetables -Asparagus, Artichokes, chives

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Below is a recipe I tried from Natasha’s Kitchen

1/2 cup raisins, currants, or craisins + 1 cup boiling hot water
3/4 cup very warm milk, divided into 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup (I used whole milk, 2% is fine)
1/2 cup white sugar + 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened 15 seconds in microwave
1/2 tsp salt
1 envelope active dry yeast (about 3/4 Tbsp or 2 1/4 tsp) – I used Red Star Yeast
2 large eggs, well beaten
3 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour *measured correctly
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp (a large pinch) ground nutmeg

Go check out how these easy ingredients are put together to create the delicious holiday buns!  I know I enjoyed it!

Altar Space

  • Spring Flowers
  • Decorated Eggs
  • Rabbit Figurines

For me decorating my altar space during this time of the year, gives me the feeling of renewal, hope and rebirth.  I love adding the blooming flowers!  

Spell Crafting

This is a great time to create your own personal honey jar!

A honey jar is created to sweeten situations.  For Ostara one can be created to give gratitude with the welcoming of Spring.  

This can sit on your altar space for as long as you desire (depending on its ingredients).

Items Needed:

  • 8 ounce glass jar
  • Honey
  • small note paper (3×3)
  • Clear Crystal Quartz or Rose Quartz

The Steps To Create The Honey Jar

  • First cleanse the glass jar with incense smoke (sage, rosemary, Palo Santo, or any botanical the is used as incense for cleansing).
  • Next, on the small piece of paper write things you are grateful for during the coming of spring.  When finished fold the paper in 3 folds. Place in the glass jar.
  • Then pour the honey in the jar to at least half full or more if desired, but most definitely covering the folded paper of written words.
  • Add the chosen crystal(s)
  • Once all the items have been placed in the jar, close tightly.  Hold the jar in your hands while thinking of the abundance and the energy of gratitude you have.  

When you have finished sitting with the jar, simply state, 

“I am grateful for the abundance of blessings bestowed upon me.  I dedicate this jar filled with magick, so mote it be

I hope you enjoy the energy of the spring equinox and are blessed with its abundance.

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