Saturday, 19 March 2016
Eostre Has Arrived!
This weekend is the Spring Equinox in North America -- it arrives here in Alberta late tonight, while in more easternly time zones, it arrives early tomorrow morning.
In ancient pagan terms, the fertility goddess of the earth -- Eostre -- stirs and awakens after a long winter's sleep. She infuses everything with new life and the energy of rebirth and regeneration. From Her name, we get the English words estrogen, estrus and Easter.
Her intimate connection with sex, reproduction and new life is shown in Her two central symbols -- the sacred rabbit and brightly coloured eggs.
Flowers from the awakening earth also spring forth in a burst of much welcomed colour after winter's monochromatic whites and greys. Eostre is busy colouring in her book with every crayon She can lay Her hands on!
May you all enjoy the blessings of rejuvenation this Spring! Happy Eostre, everyone!