Eggs-tra Color for Ostara

A well-known tradition that occurs during the spring, whether for Ostara, or Easter, is the coloring of eggs. The humble egg has been the most recognizable symbol for rebirth, worldwide (McCoy, 2003). We have our ancestors to thank for this holiday custom. Through their observances of the world around them, and how they honored their …

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Ostara, a Worldwide Balance of Day and Night

Here in Southern California, celebration of spring equinox occurs later in the month of March. On the Pacific coast, the Vernal Equinox on March 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm and for the East coast, the Vernal Equinox on March 20, 2016 at 12:31 am. On the equinox, day and night are equal - 12 hours …

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Mabon and the Autumnial Equinox

According to the old Celtic Calendar, Mabon was the second harvest following Lughnasa. It is a harvest festival and a time to honor the trees. All around us we can see signs of autumn as the trees begin to change color, which is another way of reminding use of their importance and magickal significance. Some …

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