cheap, easy ways to decorate your altar for the sabbats
  • Imbolc/Candlemas:seeds or bulbs, candles, red and white
  • Ostara:flowers, eggs, milk, honey
  • Beltane:flowers, ribbons, acorns
  • Litha:oak leaves, sun symbols, sunflowers
  • Lammas:bread, wheat, beer, honey, corn dolls, iron
  • Mabon:fall leaves, cornstalks, grapes and grape vines, pomegranates, apples
  • Samhain:tarot cards, mirror, food offerings, mulled wine, dark bread
  • Yule:holly, pine cones, mistletoe, fruits, nuts, bells
The Wheel of the Year

Imbolc: Hell yeah it’s almost spring

Ostara: Hell yeah it’s spring 

Beltane: Hell yeah it’s summer 

Midsummer: Hell yeah it’s the middle of the summer

Lughnasadh: Hell yeah it’s the first harvest 

Mabon: Hell yeah it’s the second harvest 

Samhain: Hell yeah it’s the last harvest

Yule: Hell yeah it’s winter

Ostara Tea

since i cant do much for Ostara this year i figured the least i could do is come up with a nice tea recipe in celebration for it, i came up with this from what herbs i have on hand here at school. 


  • ¼th lavender 
  • 1part rose 
  • 1 part lemon balm
  • 1/2 chamomile 
  • ¼th rosemary 
  • a pinch of cinnamon 
  • a healthy splash or two of milk
  • a good spoonful of honey (preferably local) 

boil water,  then steep herbs mixture for  5-10 minutes once steeped strain/ remove the herbs. then add the honey and milk. Serve in your favorite mug and enjoy.

Also dont forget to leave some outside as an offering. (i usually pour it onto the roots of one of my favorite trees) 


ALWAYS research herbs and other ingredients before use to make sure they wont cause any medical complications 

Blessed Ostara

So what is Ostara? 

Ostara is a celebration of the Spring Equinox (March 21) celebrated by many practicing Wiccans, Pagans, and Witches. It marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced. The Sun God’s strength increases and the Goddess celebrates her fertility. Together they bring us Spring.

Ostara is a time for the celebration of fertility and balance, But fertility can be many things. It can be a new beginning hope, Or a fresh start. A goodbye to the harsh cold Winter, And a hello to the change Spring brings us. 

Eggs are commonly used for symbolism on this day as they have always been a symbol for fertility and life.

Ostara is very similar to the Christian holiday, Easter where followers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Both are celebrating life. 

Eggs are commonly used for symbolism on this day as they have always been a symbol for fertility and life. 

 So what can you do to invite this change and fertility into your life?

Take some egg shells, And hollow them out The idea is to make little “Pots”. Once that is done, Hold them, And think of what you need in your life. A new love? Peace? Healing? What ever it may be write your wishes for the Year on your shells and use them as planters for seeds. Water them, Take care of them and know that as your seedlings grow, They are pulling nourishment from the shells. They are being infused with your own intention. They’re bringing your spell to life.

Once they outgrow there little homes, Plant them outdoors so that they can be a reminder of what Spring brings to you.

Ostara and The Spring Equinox

March 10th 2016

     Ostara is coming up! It is on March 20th 2016 this year. Spring is a time of rebirth, regrowth, and renewal. Ostara was essentially named after the German spring Goddess, Eostre. Ostara is a time of fertility and and sowing seeds.   

Ways to celebrate:

  • Take a walk through a local park.
  • Lay in the grass.
  • Press some flowers. (Note: Be mindful, take only what you need.)
  • Take some pictures of spring. Make a collage with them or place some pictures on your Altar.
  • Plant a tree, Give back to nature.
  • Go for a walk and bask in nature.
  • Collect stones, feathers, leaves.
  • Celebrate in you coven. (If you have one.)  
  • Decorate your altar according to Ostara.
  • If you are a solitary witch do your own ritual.
  • Send a prayer to thank nature.
  • Pray to the Spring/Nature God or Goddess. 
  • Pay attention to the birds, the blooming flowers, the leaves growing on trees.
  • Stare up at the sky.
  • Meditate in Nature.
  • Paint Ostara eggs in bright spring colours.


  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sage


  • Rabbits
  • Eggs
  • Spring flowers (Snowdrops, Crocuses)
  • Butterflies


  • Pale Green
  • Yellow
  • Light Pink
  • White
  • Light Blue

Ostara Deities

  • Persephone
  • Blodeuwedd
  • Eostre
  • Aphrodite
  • Athena
  • Cybele
  • Gaia
  • Hera
  • Isis
  • Ishtar
  • Minerva
  • Venus
  • the Green Man
  • Cernunnos
  • The Dagda
  • Attis
  • The Great Horned God
  • Mithras
  • Odin
  • Thoth
  • Osiris
  • Pan
  • Artemis

Plants and Herbs:

  • crocus flowers
  • daffodils
  • jasmine
  • Irish moss
  • snowdrops
  • ginger

Sources:, 13,

Have a Happy Ostara!

==Moonlight Academy== 

Of Myth and Legend →   Eostre

Eostre is the Germanic Goddess of Spring. Also called Ostara or Eastre, She gave Her name to the Christian festival of Easter (which is an older Pagan festival appropriated by the Church), whose timing is still dictated by the Moon. Modern pagans celebrate Her festival on the Vernal Equinox, usually around March 21, the first day of Spring. Eostre is connected with renewal and fertility. Eggs and rabbits are sacred to Her, as is the full moon, since the ancients saw in its markings the image of a rabbit or hare. She is also a dawn goddess, and may be related to the Greek Goddess of the dawn Eos. (x)

Setting Up Your Altar: Ostara

Ostara is the time to honor rebirth and renewal, not just physical but spiritual as well. It is the time when light and dark are once again at balance and are equal. Here are a few ways you can decorate your altar for the coming Sabbat.

Originally posted by caitter

Colors of the Season:

  • Yellows
  • Purples
  • Greens
  • Blues 
  • Pinks
  • Pastel Colors

Balance of the Equinox Symbols:

  • God and Goddess Statue
  • Black and White Candle
  • Balancing Scales
  • Sun and Moon Symbol
  • Yin and Yang

New Life:

  • Milk
  • Plants (daffodils, lilies)
  • Basket of Eggs
  • Spring is synonymous with new life, put things that are just being born or renewed onto your altar.

Other Symbols of the Season:

  • Seeds and Bulbs
  • Nature Deities (Herne, Flora, Gaia, Attis, etc)
  • Gemstones and Crystals (aquamarine, rose quartz, and moonstone)

Ostara is March 20th this year. 

Blessed Be