Merry Meet All,
Soon the crocuses and snowdrops will be peeping out of the thawing soil. Spring is around the corner. The snow will melt and the Goddess will paint the bare trees and brown grass a beautiful shade of viridian green.
Most Pagans & Wiccans honor Ostara at this time of year. Ostara is celebrated on or near the 21st of March. It is the time of the vernal equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and heralds in the coming of Spring. The term Ostara originates from Eostre, a Germanic Goddess of spring. It is at the same time as the Christian Easter celebration.
Spring is a time of sowing seeds and planning the garden for the summer. It is a time of fertility and celebration of the return of life. From sheep birthing calves to ladybugs sprouting eveerywhere, nature awakens fervently. The Wheel of the Year turns again. Celebrate the balance of light and dark in the vernal equinox.
Get ahead on spring by starting an indoor herb garden. Decorate eggs with food coloring or natural dyes. Prepare your garden for spring. Dust off your gardening tools. Relax and enjoy Ostara, knowing that the world will be alive and green once again.