I’m sick of winter- so very sick of the cold, snow, and ice. I want spring to come, and to come soon. So I thought it would be nice to start posting things about the Spring Equinox, which will be March 20, 2014.
There are a number of ideas for spring altars, but this one I found on Pinterst via this link.
Use one of the cardboard egg containers (I never recommend products with Styrofoam), and add some flowers, seeds, candles, and maybe some Easter candy as offerings.
What else to add?
Rabbits are sacred to Eostre (Ostara), the Saxon goddess of fertility and spring. There are some links to the Viking goddess, Freya, who also holds the rabbit/hare sacred. What better symbol of fertility than an animal that can easily over populate?
Eggs– Another fertility symbol, the egg can be colored to hide and seek, to form candles, filled with confetti (or seeds), or set out as gifts.
Flowers/Seeds– Set as a decoration, the bloom represents the sensuality of fertility, while the seeds represent all the potential of that union. You can use the seeds for a garden, or use them in spell craft as symbols of what you wish to come to fruition.
How to make rose petal beads– you can make these as talismans.
Beads from Nature – includes how to make beads from seeds to be added to necklaces or other jewelry.
Candy– For me, I prefer chocolate, but you can also include jellybeans and other traditional candies as offerings. With offerings, you place them on the altar for a period of time, and later consume them. The concept is the spirits will ‘consume’ the essence. Maybe they also like to share. I know candy doesn’t last too long in my house.
Tons of homemade candy recipes- A Pinterest board of yumminess.
My Ostara Pinterest board. Obviously not my stuff but sites/links I enjoy.
I’ll post more Ostara crafts and traditions in the coming weeks.