Easter is the Christian date to celebrate spring, new beginnings, birth and hope. Said to be connected to the re birth of Jesus Christ
For me as a pagan spiritualist, like to celebrate the traditional meaning of Ostara. I use this time of year to look at new projects working on, spring clearing the home and preparing the for the summer months. This year I’ve been working on finishing projects I started last year. but due to sick health have had to be postponed, now though, im hoping to finalise these this weekend allowing a new fresh start of other things i want to do
Any holiday time for me is a great excuse to see my family, so I will be visiting my mum with her chocolate egg, and going out for dinner with my dad and family that are down for the weekend, plus my brother and his family and my darling boys!
This is the first year I’ve not bought any eggs , eaten them and had to re buy them! being sick has its bonuses i guess! What ever your bank holiday plans I do hope you have a blessed weekend and en=joy the sun!
I have created a Easter tarot spread, below after this write up from the green man
Taken from the goodness & green man site
Ostara takes its name after the Germanic goddess, Eostre/Ostara, who was traditionally honoured in the month of April with festivals to celebrate fertility, renewal and re-birth. It was from Eostre that the Christian celebration of Easter evolved, and indeed the naming of the hormone Eostrogen, essential to women’s fertility. The Goddess Ostara has the shoulders and head of a hare. In Celtic tradition, the hare is sacred to the Goddess and is the totem animal of lunar goddesses such as Hecate, Freyja and Holda – the hare is a symbol for the moon. The Goddess most closely associated with the Hare is Eostre, or Ostara. The date of the Christian Easter is determined by the phase of the moon. The nocturnal hare, so closely associated with the moon which dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in Spring. Both the moon and the hare were believed to die daily in order to be reborn – thus the Hare is a symbol of immortality. It is also a major symbol for fertility and abundance as the hare can conceive while pregnant. Over the centuries the symbol of the Hare at Ostara has become the Easter Bunny who brings eggs to children on Easter morning, the Christian day of rebirth and resurrection. Hare hunting was taboo but because the date of Easter is determined by the Moon together with the Hare’s strong lunar associations, hare-hunting was a common Easter activity in England (and also at Beltane).The egg (and all seeds) contains ‘all potential’, full of promise and new life. It symbolises the rebirth of nature, the fertility of the Earth and all creation. In many traditions the egg is a symbol for the whole universe. The ‘cosmic’ egg contains a balance of male and female, light and dark, in the egg yolk and egg white. The golden orb of the yolk represents the Sun God enfolded by the White Goddess, perfect balance, so it is particularly appropriate to Ostara and the Spring Equinox when all is in balance for just a moment, although the underlying energy is one of growth and expansion.
Easter/ Ostara Tarot Spread
New birth energy
Fertile new growth you should focus on
Abundant gifts coming your way
How to smash through challenges
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