Florence + the Machine have changed their profile photos to this The symbol means “Spring Equinox”, and this year it falls on the 20th March. Could this be when the album is released? It seems too much of a coincidence to not mean something…
Ostara Blessings to all. Today is the Spring Equinox when night and day are both at equal length.
The Wheel turns to that special point of balance. On this day, light and dark are equal, but the light is surpassing the dark, warmth is taking over cold, life is taking over death, today we truly say goodbye to winter. The young horned God is growing stronger and the Goddess is in her maiden form.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we look forward to the longer and warmer days. We notice the buds forming on the branches, the birds returning and animals coming out of hiding, flowers will start to shoot and the grass will become lush and green.
The young Sun God takes notice of the Maiden Goddess and the stirrings within them seem to be felt in all living creatures. All the world seems renewed– refreshed– and bursting with possibilities.
Ostara is an Anglo Saxon and Celtic fertility festival that would worship the Goddess Ostara or Eostre as she is also known. Eggs and rabbits are her fertility symbols, the egg resembles new life and birth and the rabbit signifies fertility. Ostara is all about rebirth, other Goddesses worshiped on this day are Ishtar and Persephone who both were resurrected from death on this day. The Horned Sun God also known as the Oak King or the Lord of Light is also worshiped, The Gods Pan and Cernunnos and Sun Gods such as Sol, Apollo Ra and Horus. In ancient Rome, the followers of Cybele believed that their goddess had a consort who was born via a virgin birth. His name was Attis, and he died and was resurrected each year during the time of the Spring Equinox.
Eostre was the Saxon version of the Germanic Goddess Ostara. Her feast day was held on the first full moon following the Spring equinox, almost the identical calculation as for the Christian Easter in the west.
Ostara is a time of newness and rebirth, it is a time to clear out all our old junk and have a good clean out, this is where we get the term spring clean. But it isn’t just clearing out our homes it is also clearing out the junk and negative energy that we carry around with us. Let the new energies of the Sun and Spring rejuvenate us. Welcome in the new, breath new life into you and look to the future with hope and optimism.
On Ostara it is customary to plant new seeds especially herbs to use in spell work and watch them grow over the coming months, add your wishes and desires to the plants. Also plant seeds of thought and new ideas and cultivate them, let them grow and become.
Ostara happens at the Spring (Vernal) Equinox. The days becomes equal to the night, and the light finally overcomes the darkness of winter. Ostara’s theme is fertility. The God courts the Goddess and their sexual energies of desire flow over the Earth, leading to a burst of new life and growth upon the land by the plants and the animals. Here the courting God and Goddess’s desire to mate drive the Earth and its inhabitants to mate and bring new life to the land. (x)
The energy in the atmosphere at this time is undeniable. After a period of confusion and doubt, the clouds are lifting, perspectives are shifting and our dreams seem possible.In short, our breakthrough has arrived. The new energy entering in our lives is something we’ve been individually and collectively manifesting for some time.
In fact, for many of us, we’ve been manifesting a powerful shift since 2012. This isn’t so much of a chance on the surface, but more so, a transformation inside of us. When we’re ready, we always recognize what’s always been. It is because we’ve been healing wounds, looking within, realigning with ourselves, recognizing and honoring our intuition, that we’re becoming cognizant of this new energy. When we change our perspective, we change your circumstance.