Ostara is a celebration of fertility, culminating the coming together of the masculine and feminine divine. A time of enlightenment when we are now leaving behind us the darker times and are fully gearing up and heading into the lighter days along with shorter nights, basically a time of rebirth, growth and strength.
New life is either already visible now, from daffodils, crocus’s, tulips and spring lambs are now taking their first steps in the fields. The Ash trees are budding now and the hedgerows are starting to shoot and a hue of greenery can be seen everywhere. This is a very sacred time and Pagans celebrate this magical time the world over.
The first stirrings are now visible after the cold wintry months. The soil is bursting forward and showing the splendour that she has been nurturing from within during the time of retreat and slumber, which was winter.
Life, along with everything contained within this beautiful universe, is made up of a very precious and sacred balance. Without this harmonious balance, life simply could not be. We have to experience and have dark to know and appreciate the light. We have to feel pain, to know what love and happiness are. We have to know and witness death, to fully stimulate us and respect just what life and living are.
Death, or passing over as I prefer to call it, is also a very sacred event and time. Unfortunately, a lot of societies across the world tend to almost scorn and frown upon this very word, which is such a shame, as without death, how can we fully appreciate and live life to the full, well we can’t and this is where I find it hard to believe that it is still seen as a taboo subject,...
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...ng plans into motion, physically, mentally and spiritually.
We have gone full circle now and we arrive back at our starting point of Ostara, or Alban Eiler as this time is known to Druids.
Now that we have arrived back at this sacred time of new life and birth, we can truly see and respect the journey, which not only outwardly within nature that this happens, but we, as humans experience each year. A celebration is once again upon us now and we need to honour all that is on show and before us all to enjoy and be stimulated by with all our senses.
Whatever season, or time of year we find ourselves in, we must never take any of it for granted, but totally embrace and enjoy the moment that we have now.
Blessed Ostara/Alban Eiler to each and every one of you. Enjoy this sacred time of the year. A time of new growth and new life, as the wheel of the year turns once more.
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