BY THERAPEUTIC PERFUMER KATE BECKER
As Spring draws near, you can feel and see evidence of Ostara all around you. Ostara is in the warm breeze that touches your face and the return of the chirping birds at your window sill. Ostara beckons the animals to come out from their warm, winter hideouts and calls forth sprouting plants from the fertile ground with the promise of blooming flowers.
It seems as though, since time immemorial, people have been observing the equinoxes and solstices with festivals and celebrations to mark these significant points of the year. This year, the Spring Equinox or Ostara falls on March 19. The Spring Equinox marks a point of perfect balance between dark and light, night and day. Ostara marks the burgeoning virility of our Earth and the promise of Springtime growth. Fertility and nature deities are honored and venerated with feasts, offerings, altars of Spring flowers and ephemera of the season.
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