Happy Spring Equinox and Ostara Blessings!
Posted by Tree of Life on Mar 16th 2023
Ostara,(O-STAR-ah), also known as Eostre by the Saxons, is the Teutonic Goddess of spring and the dawn. Her festivals are known as Ostara, Eostre's Day, Alban Eilir, Festival of the Trees, and Lady Day. The festival begins on or around the Vernal Equinox, and depending on the traditon can last several days...
Many of the symbols of the contemporary holiday of Easter come from pagan tales of the Goddess Eostre. One such tells of a hare who of all the creatures of the forest had forgotton to make a gift for the Goddess on the day of her festival. Desperately seeking something to give her, he happened upon an abandoned nest in which lay the first egg of the season. The hare took the egg and colored it with the nectar of the season's first flowers and then rushed to the festival and presented the egg to the Goddess. She was so amused and touched by the Hare's gift that she blessed him on the spot, and ever after he was her constant companion....
We will be closed Friday Saturday and Sunday so make sure to stop by and get your Ostara Supplies early!
We will be open Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th 1-5pm