Countdown To Ostara
6Being somewhat pre-occupied with wishing for spring, I am going to do a countdown to Ostara and see if I can find a ritual, tradition or celebration to bring here each day. It may keep me from staring at the bare trees, willing them to burst into leaf and blossom.
Here is a great little seed blessing from Gerina Dunwich, and you have time to run down to to your local nursery and purchase some seeds. Perform this blessing at sunset on the day of the Equinox.
Cast a clockwise circle. Place the seeds in a basket or cauldron (if you have seed packets you may leave the seeds in the packets). Using an athame, wand or your finger, draw a pentagram three times in the air over the seeds and say:
As Winter's reign comes to an end
And spring brings warmth and light,
The Spirits of these seeds I do call forth
On Ostara's sacred night.
From your rest so dark and long
Awaken now with birth!
You shall, in time, grow green and strong
In the soil of Mother Earth.
So mote it be.
Ostara, or Spring Equinox, is on Friday March 20
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