Ostara, the spring equinox, falls around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. It is a season of balance, when the light is equal to the darkness. This is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land. Ostara is known as a time of fertility and abundance, a season to welcome back life after the cold, dark winter. If you're trying to figure out what sort of ritual to incorporate into your Ostara celebrations, try one of these, and adjust it as needed to suit your particular tradition and practice.
This basic ritual welcomes the spring and embraces the balance of the season. If you are able to do this ritual outdoors, as the sun comes up on Ostara, it can feel even more magical. Like all of our rituals, this can be adjusted as needed for your tradition, or even adapted into a group ceremony. Ostara Ritual for Solitaries
Ostara is a time to celebrate spirituality and the turning of the earth, but there's no reason we can't have a good time with it as well. If you've got kids -- or even if you don't -- this simple rite is a great way to welcome the season using some things that are readily available in the discount stores at this time of year! Bear in mind, this is meant to be fun and a little bit silly. If you think the Universe has no sense of humor, don't even bother clicking the link. Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit
If you're looking for prayers to celebrate the Ostara sabbat, try some of these short devotionals to honor the beginnings of spring.
Children's Ostara Chant
If you have children, you may want to include them in your Ostara celebrations this spring. Teach them this simple rhyming chant, and clap along as you welcome the season of rebirth!
Garden Blessing for Ostara
Getting ready to till the soil and prepare it for spring planting? Say this garden blessing before you begin.
Prayer for The Resurrection of the Earth
This springtime prayer honors the rebirth of life that comes each spring.
Prayer Honoring the Goddesses of Spring
This prayer honors the goddesses of spring in their many different aspects.