Blessed Ostara!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How is everyone' s Ostara? Good I hope.

Here in my abode we've baked what the packaging calls Easter cookies but I'm going with Ostara cookies. I found some really cute sugar cookies that have symbols of the season printed on them. Bunnies, eggs, and bright colors.

The partner has been cooking. So far we have cornbread, a vegetable gratin that smells delicious and I can't wait to try and chicken is baking as well. 

Candles of Green, Yellow and Purple burn on the altar.

We did a small ritual. The candles are still burning on the altar. Excuse the crappy picture, I had to use my phone as I haven't bought another camera battery. The cookie is our offering. Best to use something you're consuming yourself! The ritual was from About. Com's Pagan site but slightly modified to suit my needs.

Blessed Ostara everyone.

Ostara Correspondances and Activities

Ostara Comments

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Foods: Eggs, dairy, chicken, honey
Colors: Pastels, think of what makes you think of Spring!
Altar Decorations: Flowers, eggs, maiden goddess statues

-Color eggs. Use all natural dyes to make the eggs more nature friendly.
-Bless the seeds you'll use for your garden.
-Bless your garden. A milk and honey mixture or milk and sugar mixture seems to be the most commonly used thing to bless gardens.
-Make sweet treats like hot cross buns or just a cake, or even some cookies.
-Hide eggs for the children, or even get the family involved. Write sweet notes for your family and hide them inside the eggs. Then let everyone find the eggs to find the sweet, loving messages inside.
-Spring clean. Recycle paper and plastic, toss out things that are broken and can't be used, and donate the rest. Vaccum, mop, sweep, clean those windows. Really get into it and get rid of the old energy. Then hold a small ritual to bring in the new.
-Take a hike and look for signs of new life. Buds on the trees, sprouting flowers, etc.

Supermoon Tonight!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

So I'm sure everyone has heard about the supermoon. Well, you can see it tonight if it's not cloudy and the best time to look, according to my research is when the moon is beginning to rise. You can find information on moonrise times online. If you want to check out the supermoon tonight, head on over to spacedex! Supermoon

Children's Ostara Chant

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Welcome, welcome, warm fresh earth!

Today we celebrate rebirth!

Blowing wind, rising sun,

Bringing the spring to everyone!

Rabbits hopping, chicks in the nest,

Spring is the season we love the best!

Celebrate the green of the earth with me -

Happy Ostara, and blessed be!

This chant can be found at About.Com's Pagan Site

Out of inspiration

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I haven't posted lately mostly because I am out of ideas on what to post. Most people are posting their blogs on spring and Ostara, and their traditions and customs so that's pretty much a saturated market. I haven't even planned for Ostara yet. I plan on having some sort of feast, but as to what we'll eat? I have no idea. I'm not even sure I'll prepare a ritual or the like. We'll see though.

Maybe most of this is due to the fact I've been reading a lot. My book blog has some pretty regular posts and book reviews and I'm currently working on recieving more. It's just so nice being able to read at my leisure again. I've missed it.

I did get some nice cookbooks from the book fair my work is holding. We do regular scholastic book fairs because we are a preschool. They were my favorite when I was a kid. So naturally I had to walk away with something. Maybe I'll get around to posting a recipe or two. They're pretty nice cookbooks.