Ostara is the ancient pagan name given to the traditional festival of the Spring Equinox. It’s an astrological event which according to the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year. It arrives between Imbolc ( spring festival ) and Beltane ( autumn festival).
This is a time of equal balance of day and night, the sun and moon, the days become longer as we approach the summer. It is the tradition to celebrate this abundant time of rebirth and renewal as our Mother Earth slowly awakens from her winter slumber.
Pagans believe that the goddess Ostara, Mother Earth, grows from infant to maiden and in her maturity, and in her new fertility she meets in a sacred marriage with the sun god. A time of passion and planting of seeds to promote new life observing nat