Happy Astral New Year, Ostara & Spring Equinox
March 20th the sun is again crossing the celestial equator, and we have the first day of spring here in the northern hemisphere. Equinox, means equal-night, and this moment, where night and day is of equal length everywhere on the planet, is a powerful reminder of the ancient relationship between the earth and the cosmos, and how the seasons and the wheel of the year is timeless and never-ending.
Today even Mother Earth pauses for a moment to adjust herself to the changes in the season, and prepares for arrival of light and longer days. And with light comes life. Spring equinox is seeding time. And just as the spring Goddess Ostara symbolizes fertility, new dawn and new growth, the sun who has just entered the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, also brings with him a promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. The spring equinox is truly a time of new fire, and just like the ram, the sun is about to burst forth with new energy. On this day the old has been washed away, and everything on our planet and in our hearts are once again encouraged to sprout.
Don’t let this magical moment of the year pass you by. The earth is calling you to find back to your roots as well. What do you need to find back to balance and equilibrium in your own life? Where do you need to cut back? Where do you need to open up? What do you want to bring forward in your life ? Maybe you want to set an intention to be more present in your own life? Take time to check in with your mind, body and soul, and make a list of the necessary adjustments needed for you to reach that state of inner peace.
Do you need to expand your awareness, be more curiosity and explore the world to be happy? Or do you need is to slow down and spend more quality time with your family and friends? Set a few, solid, goals and remember that quality is better than quantity. Less tasks leaves more room for rest and rejuvenation for yourself, and a rested you will benefit both you and those around you.
Whatever you choose, go with what you need. Not anyone else. It is ok to schedule time to simply just be. It’s ok to schedule time for laugh and have fun. Be true to yourself and make the adjustments that makes your heart sing. When the astral new year again comes around 12 months from now, where do you want to be? How do you want to feel? When you find your balance, ideas are more easily put forth, and with the powerful energy of the Ostara and the Spring Equinox, together with the sun in go-getter Aries, this is an especially potent time for intention settings and a truly magical time to plant your seeds for the future. Don’t let the oportunity pass you by!
Spring clean your home with sage, then burn incense such as Jasmine or Rose to bring the scent of spring to your home. Decorate with fresh flowers and painted eggs. Light candles and sit in stillness. And, when you can hear your heart whisper, blow your intentions into seeds of your choice and carefully plant these seeds of intention in pots to bring out later in the spring.
Harness the magic of this powerful time for new beginnings and rebirth, and ground yourself in love and in life as you take the time to hear out your souls deepest longings. Remember that you are never too old to start something new, and that a year from now you will be grateful that you had the courage to start. Today, when light again trumps the darkness, brings a promise of lighter days in every sense of the word. Dive into that fiery Aries energy and leap forward. It’s a time to be bold, it’s a time to fall in love and it’s a time to be fearlessly yourself and make life happen.
Want to know more about the Sabbat Ostara? Read more here.
Love & Blessings