My, how long it’s been! I thought Ostara/the Vernal Equinox, the sabbat of fertility, all things spring, and growth would be the perfect time to share my life update related to my absence.
I’m pregnant! Husband and I are expecting our demon parasite offspring (named so lovingly due to the horrendous morning sickness endured) by mid September. I’m hoping for an autumnal equinox baby, but we’ll see! Going back to the horrendous morning sickness, I haven’t felt like lifting my head off a pillow let alone do anything remotely spiritual or productive. Things are getting better now that I’ve hit my second trimester and the promise of medicine is on the horizon. I’m excited to get back into my witchy side and practice, three months of nothing was awful!
Now back to the equinox! It’s been spring here in Houston since like, January (I’m never going to get over how different the weather is here compared to Michigan tbh) but today the equinox made the day feel…fresh. Warmer, brighter days seem to be truly here and I am for it.
Ostara Origins and Correspondences
Ostara originates from the celebration of a Germanic deity of spring. This celebration coincides with the vernal equinox, the astronomical first day of spring and the first day of the sun entering Aries. Modern day Christian Easter came from the pagan Ostara and old Ostara traditions are similar to very early Christian Easter rituals, without the ya know, man being resurrected and ascending into the sky. Symbols of Ostara include eggs, hares, flowers, chickens, and the divine feminine.
Unfortunately for this sabbat, I don’t think I’ll be doing any sort of ritual. Most likely just some journaling and a tarot spread. I am having a good non-nauseated day, but I don’t feel up for a full blown ritual quite yet. This is a wonderful and traditional time for “spring cleaning” which is a fantastic idea in general. Weaving some of the above correspondences in cleaning products is a great way to infuse your home with the freshness of the season 🙂