By Dark Witch
Vernal or Spring Equinox, the Rites of Spring, Lady Day, Alban Eiber and Bacchanalia.The Spring Equinox occurs between March 19th and 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between September 19 and the 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. Ostara marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced.
Altar decorations: Colored eggs, seeds, earth, flowers and herbs appropriate
Animal: Hares, Lambs, Rabbits, Snakes
Colors: All pastels, yellow, pink, green, blue
Drinks: wines, dandelion, lindon teas, hyssop
Flowers And Herbs: all spring flowers. Irish moss, crocus flowers, daffodils, Easter lilies, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, roses, strawberry, tansy and violets. Acorn, Celandine, Cinquefoil, Dandelion, Dogwood, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Rose, Tansy, Violet
Foods: Eggs, honey, bread, seeds, sprouts and green leafy vegetables
Incense: Jasmine, African violet, rose, sage, strawberry, violet flowers, orange peel, rose petals, lotus, magnolia, ginger
Oils: Magnolia, ginger, lotus
Spells: Healing, purification, psychic awareness, fertility and Air Magic
Stones: Amethyst, aquamarine, jasper, moonstone and rose quartz.
Traditions: Decorating Eggs, getting rid of old and unwanted items that are no longer used, planning and preparing land for herbal, floral and vegetable gardens.
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