The Spring Equinox is a time of new beginnings, of action, of planting seeds for future gains, and of tending gardens. Spring is a time of the Earth’s renewal, a rousing of nature after the cold sleep of winter. Eggs and Egg Baskets coloring eggs, bird watching, egg hunts, starting new projects, Wearing new clothes are still ways that are used to celebrate.
Rituals/Magic associated with this holiday are:
fertility rites, rituals of balance, herb work: [magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic,] spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action, Personal renewal, world peace, honoring family & friends, Festival of light, meditation.
Items associated with Ostara:
Colored eggs, baskets, green clothes, shamrock, equilateral cross, butterfly, cocoons, sprouting plants; violets, lily, spring wildflowers, new clothes, lamb, hare/rabbit