13 Songs for Ostara Again!

I'm re-using the playlist from last year. Hope you enjoy it!13. Ostara by Lisa Thiel12. Lord of the Dance by Gwydion Pendderwen11. Spring Strathspey by Taste Like More(?)10. Prayer to Eostre by WordedRite9. Eostre by ForefatherAn epic metal instrumental to get the blood stirring.8. Eostre's Dance by RiverAnother yummy instrumental.7. Blodeuwedd by Damh the Bard6. Rabbit's Song by SJ Tucker5. I Walk With The Goddess by … [Read more...]

Spring Song

Possibly the most sickly sweet piece of classical music ever written.So how do you plan to celebrate Ostara? … [Read more...]

Egg Dying Tricks for Ostara

I'm ready to dye some eggs this year and I want to step up my game from the basic egg dyeing kit. Here's some tips and tricks I've found. Natural Dyes Not crazy about chemicals? Here are a couple of videos talking about natural dyes:Ukranian Eggs Want to take on more elaborate degigns? Give Ukranian egg decorating a try! … [Read more...]

The Egg and Mary Magdalen

This incredible painting of the Magdalen by Richard Stodart is not only available as a print, but the original is up for sale.

When I think of Ostara, I think of eggs, and of the multi-colored egg salad that is made the day after Ostara. And when I think of Divine images associated with eggs, I always think of Mary Magdalen.Most Pagans who convert from a Christian background go through a "What do I think about Jesus?" phase. I certainly did, and devoured Margaret Starbird's books. I was able to frame my feelings regarding the Christian faith, not necessarily Christian culture, through books such as The Woman … [Read more...]

Blessed be the Holy Thorn–and Her new leaves

Hacked by vandals shortly before Yule and left for dead, the Glastonbury Holy Thorn unfurled two wee leaves for Ostara.Best news I've heard in months. A tiny sprig of green on a tree whose origins could stretch back a couple thousand of years, that was hacked by vandals and feared dead just a few months ago—it's as though the Green Man himself has sprung from the new grass, laughing.The report came the day after the Sabbat on the Thorn's official Facebook page. A local Thorn-watcher shot a p … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Ostara!

I nearly forgot. Nearly let this slip by. Which would be a shame because with Ostara I've created song lists for all 8 Wiccan Sabbats. Which is kinda nifty!13. Ostara by Lisa Thiel12. Lord of the Dance by Gwydion Pendderwen11. Spring Strathspey by Taste Like More(?)10. Prayer to Eostre by WordedRite9. Eostre by ForefatherAn epic metal instrumental to get the blood stirring.8. Eostre's Dance by RiverAnother yummy instrumental.7. Blodeuwedd by Damh the Bard6. … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Ostara, Sigrblot & Summer Nights

For those of us in the Northern Tradition, the high holy tide of Ostara is upon us. Some are gearing up to celebrate this weekend, and others may postpone their celebrations so that they coincide more with the observed Christian date of Easter instead. The later allows heathen children to be able to participate in more mainstream activities such as egg hunts with their peers at school and at community parks. … [Read more...]

Ostara, St. Paddy’s and Spring

I have never looked forward to Ostara so much before in my entire life. I find Circle to be purifying, cleansing and healing. As the gunk and stress of daily life accumulates I come to crave Circle. I need it. I need that safe, supportive space to let down my burdens and connect directly to my Gods, the spirits of the Earth and my coven family.Add on top of my usual longing the riotous outburst of Spring and I feel ready to bust out of these winter doldrums. Spring doesn't ease into being. You … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – An Ostara Prayer

The time of Ostara will soon be upon us, and fellow Pantheon writer Galina Krasskova's latest article, and a recent shopping expedition at both World Market and Etsy... and well I suppose its understandable that I now have Ostara firmly on my brain. I've purchased this year's pysanky eggs used to decorate my altar, and then at the conclusion of my Ostara observances, I'll burn the eggs in offering. I'm hoping my kindred gets together to make some as well, but mine never come out nearly as good … [Read more...]


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