Celebrating Ostara in the Southern Hemisphere 🌍

Hi! I’m an Australian baby witch and I was just wondering if there’s any ideas how to celebrate Ostara coming up? Preferably one that’s easy and budget friendly.

Blessed Be!

Ruby

Hi Ruby! Welcome and Blessed Ostara! :sparkles:

I’m originally from Argentina and lived most of my life in the Southern Hemisphere so I know the struggle of browsing online trying to celebrate the sabbats while upside down!

Here are a few ideas from my personal Book of Shadows, I hope you find them useful!

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Ostara is a day to celebrate the coming of spring after a long period of darkness and cold. The heat of the sun strengthens the earth to start a new cycle.

Ideas to Celebrate Ostara

  • The best thing you can do is take a walk outside, especially to a place where you can feel lots of natural energy. It could be a lake, a forest, or simply a park in your city.

  • Thank the Goddess and God, or your personal spirits, for this blessing.

  • Decorate your home with fresh cut flowers in every color of the rainbow.

  • Paint Ostara eggs to symbolize the fertility of this time of the year.

  • It’s also a great time to take care of your garden or plants and perform rituals.

A Simple Ostara Ritual

Go outside and cast a circle. Take a few deep breaths and feel the connection to Mother Earth and the Sun God. Take off your shoes if you want to.

Feel thankful that the cold winter has ended, taking with it what you no longer needed.

It’s time to let the seeds of renewal, transformation, and rebirth grow.

Say:

“The season of Hope and joy has come. May the Goddess and God bless the earth with balance and renewal.”

Take a sip of water and place an offering on your altar with a white candle burning.

Offerings for an Ostara Altar

  • Plants: Strawberries, seasonal fruit plants, violets, honeysuckle, daffodils, lily, all seasonal flowers.
  • Herbs: Sage, rose, jasmine, acorn, saffron, lily, nutmeg.
  • Incenses: Frankincense, sandalwood, rose petals, orange peel, sage, apple, honeysuckle.
  • Oils: orange, sandalwood, incense, eucalyptus, lemon.
  • Colors: Green, Yellow, Pink, Gold.
  • Stones: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Red Jasper.
  • Food: eggs, honey cakes, the first fruits of the season, seeds, leafy vegetables, salads.
  • Drinks: juice made with seasonal fruits, wine.
  • Deities: Eostre, Ostara, Aries, Artemis, Athena, Isis, Astarte, Cybeles, Hecate, Luna, Mars, Minerva, Morrigan, Cernunnos, the Horned God, and also the Green Man.

Have a happy first day of spring!