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     Ostara is an Anglo-Germanic fertility festival celebrated at The Spring Equinox.  This year’s festival coincides with a rare solar eclipse on Friday 20th March.  Click the link to read all about it in Lily Wight’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year.

 

https://lilywight.com/2013/03/20/ostara-spring-equinox-the-beginners-guide-to-the-wheel-of-the-year/

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Lily Wight

     Updated 15/03/2014

     Ostara (Old High German) or Ēostre (Old English) falls upon 20th March.  It is one of eight ancient Wheel Of The Year festivals denoting seasonal shifts.

     Ostara marks The Vernal (meaning “youthful”) Equinox: the height of Spring.

     Daylight and darkness are balanced at The Equinox, prior to the lengthening of days: a period sometimes referred to as Lent.  It is a time to celebrate fecundity and growth.

     Ostara is named for an ancient Germanic goddess and the month that bears her name; Ôstarmânoth, now April.

     Ostara is a dawn goddess associated to the Greek Eos and the Roman Aurora.  She represents the resurrection of light following the death of Winter.

     Ostara’s totem animal is the hare: a symbol of fertility dating…

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     Updated 19/03/2015

     Ostara (Old High German) or Ēostre (Old English) falls upon 20th March.  It is one of eight ancient Wheel Of The Year festivals denoting seasonal shifts.

     Ostara marks The Vernal (meaning “youthful”) Equinox: the height of Spring.

     Daylight and darkness are balanced at The Equinox, prior to the lengthening of days: a period sometimes referred to as Lent.  It is a time to celebrate fecundity and growth.

     Ostara is named for an ancient Germanic goddess and the month that bears her name; Ôstarmânoth, now April.

     Ostara is a dawn goddess associated to the Greek Eos and the Roman Aurora.  She represents the resurrection of light following the death of Winter.

     Ostara’s totem animal is the hare: a symbol of fertility dating back to prehistoric times.  The hare was admired for its enthusiastic mating rituals and it’s associations to moon goddesses and the female reproductive cycle.

     Eggs are an ancient symbol of renewal, fertility and life-force.  They can be decorated to represent the wishes we hope will manifest in the coming summer.

     Eggs were used to play a number of festival games such as treasure hunts, races and relays (our modern egg and spoon race).

     Ostara is a solar festival so bonfires, hearth fires and candles can also be lit.

     The daffodil or “harbinger of Spring” is the traditional flower of the Ostara festival.

 

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     Hello Blogsprites!

 

     I hope you are enjoying the Spring sunshine.

     It seems that some of my fellow Tarot readers are not familiar with the Deviant Moon spread I tried out for my Ostara personal reading.  I have been asked to include some extra details to assist their kind interpretations.

     I focused on a general enquiry regarding my progress through the year relating to a new creative venture.

 


     1.  The Inquirer, Present Day ~ The Magus

     2.  Past Influences ~ The Six of Wands

     3.  Subconscious Influences ~ The King of Wands

     4.  Secret Desires & Wishes ~ The King of Swords

     5.  Hidden Forces ~ The Hierophant

     6.  Events Yet To Come ~ The Three of Pentacles

     7.  Surrounding Environment ~ Death

     8.   Influence Of Others ~ The Five of Wands

     9.  Spiritual Forces ~ The Seven of Cups

     10.  Final Outcome ~ The Four of Swords

     

     I feel like I am on the right track, side-stepping conflict and heeding the strong male role-models who seem to surround me now.  This is definitely a period of dramatic transition and thoughtful development.  I’ve got my eyes peeled for positive collaborations.

     I would be grateful for any of your thoughts and interpretations,

 

     Love Lily xx


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