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Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox
Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox | Llewellyn
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Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds, bees, and trees Ostara—also known as the Spring Equinox—is a time of renewal, a time to plant seeds as the earth once again comes to life. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing. Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers Meditations Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year.
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ErinSueMreads
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Happy #ostara to all of my #tarottakeover peeps and all my other spooky littens!

VioletBramble Beautiful altar. Happy equinox! 8mo
AmyG Happy Ostara and Blessed Be. 🌸🌺🌼 8mo
sprainedbrain Blessed Ostara! Gorgeous altar. 💕 8mo
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Branwen Blessed Be! 🌿🌻💕 8mo
StaceGhost 🌻❤️Gorgeous! BB 🐝🌺 8mo
Chrissyreadit Blessed Ostara! (A couple days late) and your altar is beautiful. 8mo
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BookBosomed1
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Cool gifts from @wanderinglynn for the #springequinoxswap

wanderinglynn I hope you like the candle scent. It‘s one of my faves. 🌕🌲 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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#SpringEquinoxSwap photo 1/2

@BookBosomed1 Lindsey, I had to post 2 photos of my amazing #SES box & still didn‘t capture how wonderful it is! This is the “just out of the box” one & the wrap is gorgeous & will be recycled in a junk journaling or paper craft. The journal is beautiful & I love the tools you have given me to fill it with the washi tape, stickers, pens & book of Forest Witch ephemera & that amazing journaling magazine! Thank you!💚💙

Chrissyreadit 💚😍💛😍💚 8mo
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StayCurious
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@sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom #springequinoxswap #ostara — Sharon! So much care went into this box I‘m in awe! I absolutely love the dish towels used as wrapping. What a fantastic idea! I loved everything you picked, but especially the tarot book and the crystals, and the letter seals…oh and the spoon! Oh who am I kidding it‘s all fantastic! Thank you 😊

Chrissyreadit 💛💚😍💚💛 8mo
DinoMom I am happy that you like it ❤️ 8mo
sprainedbrain What a lovely package! 😍 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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#springequinoxswap photo 2/2

Deb! I am overwhelmed & blessed. What an incredible box. I can‘t wait to dive into these books. I love the socks! 💚🐸 And all the stickers 💜 And that journal is gorgeous.

I‘ve already brewed some of the green tea using my new book tea diffuser (bottom left) and I‘ve already opened the gummies—they are delicious.

Thank you so much! This is amazing. Happy Ostara & blessed be. 🥰💜🌸

Chrissyreadit Wow! It all looks so Amazing! 😍💗😍💗 8mo
Trashcanman Hi Lynn from me to you 8mo
DebinHawaii I am so glad you are enjoying it! I had such a great time finding the items & putting it all together. Blessed be to you & a happy and blessed Ostara! 🍃🌕🌿🌼 8mo
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wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit it‘s so amazing! 8mo
wanderinglynn @Trashcanman sending love & light to you George 🤍 8mo
adoramichaels This is amazing!!! 8mo
sprainedbrain Lovely! ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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#springequinoxswap photo 1/2

Deb, this box is amazing! I can‘t believe all the detail & time this must have taken. I spent at least 5 minutes looking at the packages before I even remembered to open them! The leaf ribbon, the dried leaves, the tarot & other stickers—it‘s almost too pretty to open (almost).

Aims42 So beautiful!! 😍😍😍 8mo
Chrissyreadit 😍💗😍 8mo
DebinHawaii Aww… I am glad you enjoyed the wrapping. I really loved the paper & the ribbon combo & had fun with it! 🤗🍃 8mo
xxjenadanxx What a beautiful and thoughtful package!! 8mo
wanderinglynn @xxjenadanxx yes, Deb was so thoughtful! 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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Look @BookBosomed1 my #SpringEquinoxSwap box made it here on time—early! I feel bad about the extras you sent through Amazon now as I will have my box on opening day.

Also, excuse the bad photo, it arrived last night & I was tired & the lightening was not great.

Looking forward to opening day! 🤗

sprainedbrain Hooray!! 8mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️😘🎉😘❤️ 8mo
BookBosomed1 Wahoooo! This is wonderful news. Please don‘t feel bad about the extra Amazon gifts. Just more Litsy love for you! I hope it all brings you joy. ❤️ 8mo
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DebinHawaii @BookBosomed1 That is so sweet. Thank you! 🤗 Now if you could sprinkle your mailing magic dust over my #BOTM orders so it doesn‘t take a month to get to me! 😉🤣 (edited) 8mo
BookBosomed1 @DebinHawaii A month for #botm?! Wow. That‘s so long. I wish I had the power to speed it up. 8mo
DebinHawaii @BookBosomed1 Yeah, they send media mail & that means it‘s low priority & I believe shipped over so it takes 4 weeks or more.😬 8mo
BookBosomed1 @DebinHawaii By the time you get your package, it must be time to pick the next month‘s books. 🤦‍♀️ 8mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Are you familiar with Ostara? It's the Spring equinox! It's a celebration of spring, new beginnings, fertility, and birth. Easter as we know it originated from the original Ostara celebrations which includes food, dancing, singing, and all kinds of fun and happy things.

The spread we are using is a simple five card cross. Each day I will draw a card and post the meaning of the draw spot and the card. Then you post a book you think associates!

ErinSueMreads If you want to post your interpretation or anything else as well feel free. If you miss a day no worries! Jump back in. If you want to add a friend to the tag list have them let me know. I'll post our first draw this evening. 8mo
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AmyG Can you add me? Thank you! 8mo
sprainedbrain Excited about this, and excited for Ostara. It‘s finally warm and lovely where I am. 🌞 8mo
Branwen Ooooh yes! I totally want to join in on this! 💛 8mo
ErinSueMreads I was wondering if you two would turn up! I almost tagged you anyway 😆😆 @amyg @Branwen 8mo
AmyG Ha! Thank you. I always turn up eventually. 8mo
BookwormAHN I'd like in 😺 8mo
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MittenGirlPeach
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It‘s here, @Chrissyreadit ! It actually came last week, in plenty of time. Very excited to open it! #ses #springequinoxswap @sprainedbrain

Chrissyreadit 🎉😘🙌😘🎉 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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A good mail day! My #SpringEquinoxSwap arrived 🎉

Thank you Debra! I can‘t wait until opening day. 💜

DebinHawaii Oh yay! I am glad it made it safely & made it in time. I hope you enjoy it! 💚 8mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Can you believe it's been 2 flipping years since we did a #tarottakeover ??? I think we should have an #ostara themed one to celebrate my return to litsy. Who is in????

Not familiar? I draw a card every morning and tag everyone interested. You post a book you associate with that card. I think this time though we will do a full draw and spread leading up to Ostara rather than just pulling cards. Comment if you want to be tagged! More info 👇👇

ErinSueMreads Any of you #ses #springequinoxswap peeps want to play? #litsyhappenings too! 9mo
ErinSueMreads Not spooky but still love photo challenges? Curious about the #witchlife ? Just love the tarot? Come play! 9mo
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sprainedbrain I‘m in!! 9mo
mklong Sounds fun, I‘m in! 9mo
AmandaBlaze I want in! 9mo
Pigpen_Reads I'm in, sounds fun! 9mo
BookBosomed1 I‘m in! 9mo
DGRachel Sounds like fun! I‘ll play along. 🤩 9mo
Alfoster I‘m in too! 9mo
Patchshank Sound fun! 9mo
erank58 Love this! I'm in! 9mo
bnp Please add me to the list! 9mo
RainyDayReading I‘m in! 9mo
Chrissyreadit Yes!! Tag me! Please and Thankyou. 9mo
MittenGirlPeach This sounds fabulous! 8mo
wanderinglynn Please tag me too! Thanks! 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My #springequinoxswap has arrived ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

erank58 And a day early! So glad it arrived safely 😊 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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In typical me fashion, I failed to take a photo… but my #SpringEquinoxSwap package went out today and should arrive by Saturday.

StolenBookmobile That‘s lovely! 9mo
BookwormAHN Okay, lovely pic 💚 9mo
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StayCurious
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@sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit #SpringEquinoxSwap @DinoMom Sharon, I sent your package this morning. Should arrive to you within 6 days!🤞

DinoMom Awesome, you should have yours soon as well. 💌 9mo
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DebinHawaii
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OK, I usually am pretty happy with the swap boxes I send out but for some reason I am EXTRA pleased with the #SpringEquinoxSwap box I am sending & I hope my recipient likes it as much as I do. 🙏🏼 I also hope it makes it there safely & in time as I mailed it this morning. And how cute is this leaf ribbon?! I feel like it says “spring!”🌿🤗

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Gorgeous 😍😍 9mo
BookwormAHN 😻😻😻 9mo
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Patchshank Thats lovely 😍 9mo
Sapphire Gorgeous. It does feel so spring! 9mo
Nute Pretty! 9mo
squirrelbrain I‘d be pleased too..it all looks gorgeous! 9mo
AmyG Just beautiful! 9mo
LeahBergen It‘s so pretty!! 9mo
JamieArc Beautiful 😍😍😍 9mo
Cathythoughts Lovely 👌 9mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Checking in to see how everyone is. Any questions or concerns? Opening day is in 2 weeks! I can‘t wait ❤️ Are you all excited that we have more sunlight every day? I can feel my mood grow lighter just thinking about it! #springequinoxswap

TheBookHippie I am very excited!!! 9mo
DinoMom Looking forward to this one ❤️ 9mo
shortsarahrose Very excited! 🌸 Got the last of my swap items yesterday, so I can pack everything up and ship this week. 9mo
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DebinHawaii I just got back from the post office & fingers are crossed my Priority Mail box gets to my partner in time. I wanted to ship earlier but just got the final item yesterday. 🙏🏼🍀🤞🏼 9mo
BookwormAHN I shipped mine this morning 😺 9mo
mklong My final item arrived yesterday, so I‘ll wrap and ship this week. So excited!! 9mo
StayCurious Just got my final items today so I will ship early this week! 9mo
AmyG Mine is all set to be mailed on Monday. I have not recieved mine yet. I, too, am excited! 9mo
wanderinglynn I can‘t believe opening day is so close! I keep thinking it should be further out. 😆 9mo
BookBosomed1 Mailing mine on Monday! 9mo
Gissy I‘m waiting for 2 items. They are supposed to arrive this week. I will send the box priority mail! 9mo
Pigpen_Reads I will be shipping out this week! 😊 So excited for this swap 😁 9mo
kellyann28 Mine will be mailed out on Monday! 🎉 9mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘m waiting for one more item, then I‘ll ship! Should be mid-week. I‘ve really enjoyed shopping for this swap. 9mo
AmyG And FYI tracking says mine was delivered today to my partner. On the front porch. @Chrissyreadit (edited) 9mo
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erank58
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A beautiful early March day has me eager to get back into gardening season...hoping this year's rose blooms will be just as pretty as last year's (as seen above) ❤️

And on that note, I have one more errand to make before I can pack up my #springequinoxswap package to send to my match!! 😊 @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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Matches have been sent for the #SpringEquinoxSwap!

Please check respond to your email (if you haven‘t already!) so that we know you‘re good to go, and happy swapping!

❤️

DebinHawaii Got it & replied. Thank you! 🤗 9mo
wanderinglynn So excited to start shopping! 😀 9mo
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TheBookHippie ♥️got it! 9mo
kellyann28 Thank you! ❤ 9mo
Gissy Yes! I received and replied the email! 🤗 9mo
BookwormAHN Got it 🐇 9mo
BookBosomed1 Thanks! ❤️ 9mo
AmyG Got mine. Thank you!!! 9mo
MittenGirlPeach I have mine! 9mo
kspenmoll I got mine! 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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Last call for the #SpringEquinoxSwap!

More info and sign up here:

https://forms.gle/DBT3aVZZ7RFrvBcu9

Signups close tomorrow night. 💕

AmyG Thanks. I am going to sign up after all. I love your swaps. 10mo
sprainedbrain @AmyG I‘m so glad! 😘 10mo
ErinSueMreads Oh dang I can't believe I missed this! Do a Beltane one! 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Sign ups close tomorrow night .

https://forms.gle/DBT3aVZZ7RFrvBcu9

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shortsarahrose
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And one last swap! The #springequinoxswap from @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit 🐣🦋🌷

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! ❤️ 10mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you! 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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Hey, #WitchesOfLitsy! Most of us in the northern hemisphere are in the grips of winter, but it‘s ok to turn our thoughts to spring… and Chrissy and I are thinking a #SpringEquinoxSwap is in order. 😃

More info and signup here:

https://forms.gle/DBT3aVZZ7RFrvBcu9

How cute are those bunnies?!? 🐰🐰🐰

Deblovestoread You make it hard for a girl to stick to her “less swaps” plan. 😂 10mo
sprainedbrain @Kdgordon88 I know… I also have a less swaps plan. 😬 10mo
DinoMom Yay!!! 10mo
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PaperbackPirate Sounds great! 💙🐰 10mo
mklong Ooh fun! You weren‘t kidding about doing the whole wheel of the year 😂 10mo
sprainedbrain @mklong nah, we have skipped two in there. 😂 10mo
BookwormAHN Done and cute bunnies 🐰 10mo
Pigpen_Reads @sprainedbrain Can anyone join in? 10mo
sprainedbrain @Pigpen_Reads Certainly! If you agree to the rules on the form, that is. 😃 10mo
Pigpen_Reads @sprainedbrain Awesome!! 😊 10mo
erank58 Woo-hoo! Can't wait 😊 10mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Hey #witchesoflitsy most of us in the Northern Hemisphere are in the grips of Winter but it‘s ok to turn our thoughts to Spring 💐 and Jenni and I are thinking a #springequinoxswap is in order.
For more info and to sign up:

https://forms.gle/DBT3aVZZ7RFrvBcu9

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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

This was super enlightening and entertaining. Super quick read which includes the lore of this sabbath. Also includes some amazing recipes as crafts to decorate your home while you celebrate the Spring Equinox

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Nevermore88
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Merry be my fellow sisters and brothers. I hope your view is as pleasant as mines. Happy Spring Equinox

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BeansPage
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Happy Ostara everybody! 🌱🐇🌷🌸🌼

#SpringEquinox #Ostara

Bklover Hello, my dear! Was thinking of you- I hope you are having a better day today. Sending a hug 🧡🧡 4y
sixgun Has someone been watching American Gods? 4y
BeansPage @Bklover thank you so much my dear friend. You are so sweet to think of me. I am doing well today and actually having a very productive day. just doing little things around the house but trying to keep myself busy and moving. I am proud of myself today. Sending hugs right back at you! 💗🤗💗 4y
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BeansPage @sixgun no, what is that? I'm intrigued. 😃 4y
sixgun Oh my... Well, it's a really intriguing show, new on Starz. The second season has just begun. It's the story of the battle between the "old god's" i.e. Odin, Vulcan and the new god's i.e. media, sex. It's based on a book by Neil Gaiman, American Gods. It's dark, it's violent, and it's absolutely filled with clues and academic info. 4y
BeansPage @sixgun sounds like something I would really like. I'll have to look into it. Thank you very much for the suggestion sweetie 😘 4y
sixgun Oh, and Ostara is a character, presented in such an amazing manner in the story, in the last episode of season one. Kristin Chenoweth portrays Ostara / Easter 4y
sixgun If I like a show on TV I try and stop watching the show and go to the book. I almost always love the book more. I read game of thrones first and so happy I did. 4y
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