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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Ostara - the Spring Equinox


At this time of year, Pagans like myself, celebrate Ostara - the Spring Equinox and one of the 8 sabbats of the wheel of the year .... as Wicca is an earth/nature based belief, we celebrate the lengthening days and growing light, plant seeds and celebrate new life ... the dark days are over and we welcome the sun ... this is the festival of the Goddess Eostre and her totem animal is the hare and her symbol is the egg .... It is said that at this Equinox, Druids painted eggs red to welcome the sun ....
Does that remind you of  'Easter'   yet another pagan festival highjacked , but whatever your beliefs have a happy time 

For all UK pagans - please remember to put Pagan down in the UK census this Sunday -let us be counted !
  

2 comments:

Sheilasembroidery said...

Happy Ostara. Do you follow The Celtic Year blog?
http://thecelticyear.blogspot.com/ A lot of the members are very creative people.

Val said...

Hi Sheila - went and had a peep at that blog - quite nice - but I am Wiccan ... don't forget if ever you are over this way - pop in and say Hi x