Ostara- Renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation

Ostara has always been a favorite sabbat of mine.  The first ritual I ever put together and performed was on Ostara.  I was enamoured.  I felt the new life of Spring coursing through my body, I felt the sacredness of the change of seasons, I felt the magick of the Goddess in her transformation.  I dedicated myself to my path the following Beltane.

Usually, I prepare for Ostara by doing a fruit smoothie fast for 3 or more days beforehand.  This year, I kinda forgot.  So in the spirit of eating clean and celebrating the season, I made a big-ass salad.

Ostara Dinner

Usually for sabbats, I like to use seasonal produce.  However, our local farmer’s market had some really good Summer produce that I couldn’t pass up for our Spring salad.  We started with artisan Spring greens, then tossed them with sweet onion dressing.  I then added an avocado, a boiled egg, mango ginger stilton, chick peas, blackberries, and sunflower seeds.  TASTY!

Big-ass salad
Big-ass salad


I wrote out a long post about some things I’ve been going through and some changes I’ve been feeling, and then I realized how boring that is to read.  It was boring to write.  I deleted it.  So suffice it to say that I’ve been going through some things and feeling some changes.

I’ve been stuck for so long that I haven’t really known how to do better or get better.  But now it’s time for me to do something different, be someone different, be someone better.  I’m ready for it.  I need to rebirth myself.

A friend suggested a ritual where I invoke the sun.  I’ve never really worked with solar energy, and maybe that’s part of the problem.  Usually I work with the gentler energies of the moon and the earth, but I need a big boost, even if it seems a little harsh.  Yesterday would have been the ideal day for that, but I didn’t want to hurriedly put something together.  I want to do some research and get some inspiration.  I’m looking forward to it.

I’m also wanting to move back towards a more vegetarian diet.  We’ve been vegetarian before, but then we slipped, and slipped some more, and then BOOM, we were meat-eaters.  I want to eat cleaner, healthier, and more consciously.

I have a feeling there will be some spa treatments and a magickal bath in there somewhere too.  We shall see.   Expect to see me post some recipes for herbal baths/incense/whatever else I come up with to help me in this.  Also, I’ll probably write another post on stones for renewal and transformation.


Hope everyone else had a great Ostara, and blessed be!  🙂





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