Monday, 20 March 2017

Happy Ostara!


Today is the Spring Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, a date which pagans call Ostara (from the same root word as Easter, estrus, estrogen, etc.)

The Goddess of Spring awakens under the earth following Her long winter repose. Her Divine Feminine energy spirals upwards to the surface to bring growth, renewal and new life to the world once more.

May Her bright blessings be yours today as well!

39 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

and how we DO need the goddess of springtime around these parts! last week's snow is still present. c'mon, spring!

Mark said...

I didn't realise today was the equinox. I thought that happened on the 21st.

Marie Smith said...

Happy spring, Debra!

Snap said...

I'm afraid Ostara has completely gone missing! Straight into May temps.... bodes ill for Ughust!!!!!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I really appreciate the Goddess of Spring. Now if she will just work her magic here and melt the snow, I would be wonderful!

DEZMOND said...

I hate spring, it announces summer and I'm a polar coon!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i'm with dezmond! let's just get the whole spring and summer thing over with as soon as possible. i hate this time of year.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

My gawd do I ever love that photo! Happy Ostara to you and your Rare One! May the blessings of spring find you and keep you! xo

Harry Hamid said...

Here in Houston, it was hot until late November last year, and we're back up in the upper eighties now.

So I sure wish the Goddess of Spring would stay sleeping just a little bit longer.

I hope you have a great Equinox and a great Spring, anyway!

Joanne Noragon said...

Not a minute too soon.

John M said...

I love this image. I can see old man winter fading away on the top right.

Jono said...

I love goddesses. Some day I hope to find one to love me back so I don't feel like old man winter.

JACKIESUE said...

Goddess bless you ..Jono cracks me up

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's beautiful. Thank you, Deb.
Happy Spring Equinox!

e said...

Beautiful image! Thank you, Debra, and a wondrous Ostara to you as well!

A Beer For The Shower said...

I officially planted my garden today, so this chica better not decide she needs another nap soon, or my springtime salsa is toast.

Rain said...

Happy Ostara Debra :) I'm celebrating the beginning of spring by planting some herbs, and saying goodbye to winter by having a farewell Coq au Vin filled with winter root veggies :) The sun has disappeared but I felt the warmth a little bit this morning thankfully! Have a great day!

Toni said...

Didn't you hear? Ostara is on vacation. She's in Jamaica and said call her in June and she'll join us for the equinox if it ever warms up!

Linda deV said...

A fresh new start♥

Magaly Guerrero said...

May her blooming fire keep you warm.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What an amazing image! Awakenings...oh, how I love spring.

Linda said...

Happy Spring!
You need any Robins out there?
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Janie Junebug said...

It was beautiful today and has been every day lately. It feels like spring.

Love,
Janie

Adam said...

I remember last year reading (as I was searching for such BS for fun) a Christian article that denies the fact that Easter is based on her name. But then again Christians do deny all facts and logic

Lynn said...

It was a perfect spring day yesterday in Atlanta for the first day of spring. I never mind winter too much (it's not so brutal down here), but spring is always welcome.

Holly said...

I adore this image! How totally perfect. May you know Bright Blessings both near and far as the Wheel turns once more.

Missy George said...

More information gleaned!! Happy Spring to you..

Professor Chaos said...

I had no idea thsts where the word Easter comes from. I always assumed it had something to do with egg-laying bunny rabbits.

Missy George said...

More interesting information gleaned!! Happy Spring to you!!

Birdie said...

And what a sleep she has had! I. Glad she's back. Old Man Winter can fuck off.

Jim said...

I too like this image!
I really like 'spring'....it is up there with 'fall'.

bill lisleman said...

Happy spring - I could use some energy

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a gorgeous image!!! Happy Ostara Debra! Blessings! Big Hugs!

Hindustanka said...

Happy Ostara Debra!
Such a beautiful picture of the Goddess... By the way, has the Spring really come to Canada? It was still quite cold there until now :)

Debi said...

YES I am awaking Thank you for noticing! Yawn, stretch, ouch, that hurt! Anyway, its self help season and sunny days ( ways! Wink wink) ahead! Off to wash down my lawn chairs! Huge Hugs! xoDebi

The Captain said...

I'm so glad winter is behind us. I'm looking forward to being warm again.

Cheryl said...

I am all on board for her to wake up and start making things "springy". Interesting picture with the winder above her.

Fundy Blue said...

Happy spring, Debra! I was in Honolulu and forgot the spring equinox for the first time ever! Wow!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy New Year!