Ostara

In some Magickal Traditions, the Vernal Equinox is called Ostara.

The Vernal Equinox is not only the first day of the Season of Spring (well, in the Northern Hemisphere), but also the first day of the Sun’s Transit in Aries, the first Sign of the Western Zodiac, and, not surprisingly, the Sign of New Beginnings.

Although the Gregorian Calendar Year begins on January 1 (commonly known as New Year’s Day), the New Astrological Year begins on the same date as the Vernal Equinox.

This year, 2017, “The Year of Brand New Beginnings, “The Year of Brand New Changes,” and the Year of “Green Romance (how very Heart Chakra-oriented)” was on Monday, March 20.

This is certainly a time to “spring” forward with any new ideas or projects.  Aries is the strongest of the Fire Signs, which would explain why some people feel like they are “burning up” to make some changes in their lives, or why they may also feel a burst of impatience.

After all, Mars–the Planet of Powerful Action, Goals and Sexual Energy–rules Aries, and co-rules Scorpio, along with Pluto (which, in Western Astrology, IS a Planet).

Unofficially, this is a new series of blog posts on my professional, Metaphysically-oriented WordPress Blog, “This Is Who I AM.”  I had promised a long-time and faithful subscriber of my YouTube Channel that I would create a series of videos that talk about the “Witch’s Wheel of the Year.”

The next one shall be about one of my personal favorite Witch’s Holy Days, Beltane, also known as Beltaine.

If any of you have any Ritual elements about the Vernal Equinox that you wish to share, make sure you leave a comment.

Of course, you can also leave a comment on the YouTube video about the Vernal Equinox, also known as Ostara, where I read something about this Holy Day from the We’Moon 2017 Calendar.

You can watch the video by clicking on:

Thank you, and may Ostara, Germanic/Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Springtime, Fertility, and the Maiden Earth, Bless all of you with New Beginnings, and “Brand New Changes.”

Artwork by Wendy Andrew, and a variation of this image can be found in the “Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards,” by Doreen Virtue.
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