the wheel of the year turns and spring arrives, the world seems
to vibrate with quickening energy and life. Signs of re-awakening
can be seen everywhere as flowers emerge and trees come into bud.
Halfway between the solstices, Ostara is a sabbat of balance that
celebrates the earth and sun. Earth represents female energy and
the sun, male energy. When they come into balance at this time of
year things blossom and grow: plants, new life in the womb, and
season brings freshness to our lives and new perspectives. With
winter receding, we are drawn outside to shed heavy winter clothes
and feel the warmth of the sun. The return of spring revitalizes
our contact with the natural world and its cycle of renewal as we
give thanks to the Goddess for the wonder of her power and her unfolding
of Ostara: May our hearts open like flowers with the return of spring
to find renewal and harmony.