Technically, the spring equinox began last night around nine PM. But today, March, 20th, pagans around the world are marking the change of seasons in the form of Ostara, one of the eight sabbats in the Wheel of the Year. Light and darkness are in balance today, and the scales are about to tip towards the light. (Yay!!!)
The ancient Germanic tribes worshipped a lunar goddess called Ostara. She mated with a fertility god around this period every year, giving birth to a god child at Yule, nine months later. “Eostre” is the Saxon equivalent of this goddess, and her feast day was celebrated on the first full moon after the spring equinox. Eggs and rabbit symbolism are as big a part of this ritual celebration as they are for the Christian celebrations of Easter. (It’s a fertility thing).
From a magical perspective, the vernal equinox is a good time to plant your own seeds. If you’re trying to change something in your life, meditate on the desired outcome. Or meditate on what you can do to nourish the positive growth in your life. It’s also a good time for spellwork to birth new beginnings. You could even try a three-card draw Ostara Tarot spread:
Card 1: What seeds am I sowing?
Card 2: What is sprouting in my life right now?
Card 3: How can I nourish the positive seeds of change?
Happy Ostara, everyone!