Ostara, the vernal equinox, is the first day of spring. Many modern religious and secular traditions, including the name “Easter”, come from Pagan origins. Ostara is the Germanic goddess of spring. This is when Persephone returns to the Earth after ruling the underworld. A time of great promise and new growth, Ostara is a time for personal change.
Ostara eggs can be a great tool for this guidance. Simply mark eggs, before or after dyeing with bright spring colors, with runes or other divinatory symbols, and then hide them among your home for your friends to find. Advise the seekers to keep their minds focused on their question while engaging in a fun and challenging Ostara egg hunt (solitaries can do a similar divination by closing their eyes and drawing them like tarot cards). Note how the symbols fall together as the hunt (or drawing) progresses. You can then charge the symbols with bright spring energy by saying a simple spring goddess name chant over them (”Eos, Eostre, Ostre, Eostar, Ostara!”) before eating the eggs, to “plant” the energies within, blessing yourself with the energies of spring and new beginnings!
Source: Thuri Calafia, Witch’s Datebook 2017