Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ostara

Ostara Correspondence
Symbolism / Ritual Work: new beginnings, new life, rebirth, fertility, balance, communication, growth, agriculture, planting, love, sex
Tools / Decorations / Symbols: new moons, butterflies, bees, cocoons, baskets, lambs, robins, chicks, colored eggs, green clothes, shamrock, equilateral cross, cocoons, sprouting plants- violets, lily, spring wildflowers, new clothes, hare/rabbit
Traditionally Worshipped Deities: Warriors, hunters, youthful, spring, horned, moon, sexual, of love
Goddesses: Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Ostara (the German Goddess of Fertility) (Teutonic)Kore, Maiden, Isis, Astarte (Persia, Greco-Roman), Ishtar(Babylonian), Minerva (Roman), Youthful Goddesses. Faerie Queen, Lady of the Lake (Welsh-Cornish), the Green Goddess
Gods: Hare, Green Man, Youthful Gods, Warrior Gods, Taliesin, Lord of the Greenwood (English), Dagda (Irish), Cernuous (Greco-Celtic), Pan (Greek), Adonis (Greek)
Animals of Ostara: snakes, rabbits, chicks, hares, robins
Stones: Aquamarine, amethyst, rose quartz, moonstone, bloodstone, red jasper
Plants: Blessed thistle, crocus, daffodil, jasmine, Irish moss, oak, snowdrop, ginger
Incense / Oils: Lotus, magnolia, ginger, jasmine, rose, sage, lavender, narcissus
Planet: Mars
Colors/Candles: gold, light green, grass green, robin’s egg blue, lemon yellow, pale pink, anything pastel
Essence: strength, birthing, completion, power, love, sexuality, embodiment of spirit, fertility, opening, beginning
Dynamics/Meaning: the God comes of age, sexual union of the Lord & Lady, sprouting, greening, balance of light and dark
Purpose: plant and animal fertility, sowing
Rituals/Magicks: spellcrafting, invention, new growth, new projects, seed blessing
Customs: wearing green, new clothes, celtic bird festival, egg baskets coloring eggs, collecting birds eggs, bird watching, egg hunts, starting new projects, spring planting
Herbs: acorns, celandine, tansy, cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, Irish moss, ginger, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, rose, hyssop, linden, strawberry, violets


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