Happy Ostara

Happy Ostara! The spring equinox bursts forth on the rays of the spring sun at 10:15 AM, Mountain Time.

Welcome Spring!

The month of March is a time of metamorphosis. Winter’s bleak hold loosens with visions of blue skies and promises of warmth. Harsh winds and catastrophic snowstorms battle to keep winter’s grip on the season. Triumphantly, the sun’s rays break through the bleak skies revealing new life bursting forth from Mother Gaia’s earth womb.

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What is Ostara?

The pagan name for the Spring Equinox is Ostara, taken from the goddess Ostara or Eostre or Eastre, who is the Germanic Goddess of spring and dawn. The name has changed over the years into what is now known as Easter.

The name, Easter, finds its roots in the ancient pagan practices of the Spring Equinox. The old ways encouraged the planting of eggs in the ground for fertility purposes. Two prolific creatures: rabbits and chicks became associated with these fertility aspects of spring.

Ostara celebrates new life and new beginnings. The Spring Equinox celebrates a return to balance as the light and darkness once again live in harmony as they did during the Fall Equinox.

Ostara is the perfect time of the year to create significant change in your life. Ignite your imagination and embrace new beginnings. Live in the present and enjoy each moment as if it were your last. Give thanks and be grateful for your place in this amazing existence embracing Mother Gaia. Blessed Be!

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Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

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