Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blessed Ostara

Today is the Vernal Equinox which is, of course, of special significance to we of the pagan persuasion who celebrate it as the festival day of Ostara or Alban Eilir. So i thought i'd post a little post, but that's as far as my thinking got~funny or not so funny how your brain just fizzles out on you...)

March is of course sacred to Mars, the Green Goddess, the Lord of the Greenwood, Ostara, and Eostre (hm what does that sound/ look like?) The Vernal Equinox is one of the four Lesser Sabbats celebrated by Wiccans and it is a movable day (apparently this year it is rather controversial as it is today on this side of the pond and tomorrow on the other.) According to The Pagan Book of Days today is:

"...also sacred to the Norse goddess Iduna, bearer of the magic apples of life who personifies the light half of the year. She appears on this day as a sparrow, bringing joy to humans."

and who couldn't use a little more joy in their lives? I do love spring!

Though i may be a winter i love the mild months of spring and autumn...they bring a song to my (maybe not so) sarcastic heart

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