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Celebrating Ostara - Wheel of the Year Part 3

Seed Packets with Seeds

 What's known as the ”Wheel of the Year” is a series of ancient traditions and celebrations that honor the cycles of the Earth as she shifts, through what we understand as the seasons.

Ostara - Spring Equinox

During Ostara - around March 20 - we celebrate the full awakening of Mother Earth. However, depending on our northern winters, we may still be blanketed in snow and only the heartiest of sprouts and the stoutest of birds are seen peeking their heads out.


Marking the Spring Equinox , we recognize the delicate balance between light and dark, both in the Sun's journey across our skies and the spiritual journey within ourselves.

What Ostara Means to Me

In any case, for me, Ostara represents the vibrant fertility and abundant rush of energy that comes with the lengthening of daylight.


No matter how thick the snow cover is here, I know its days are numbered, and the rising heat will melt it down into the soil to nourish the abundance of life growing within.

How I Celebrate Ostara

This is the time when I plant the seeds (usually indoors) that will eventually cover my farm in beauty, food, and medicine.


Ostara reminds us to eagerly embrace the magic of life's revitalization, where the seeds we energized at Imbolc are now ready to burst forth and bloom.


 

Questions to Help You Start Your Practice

  1. What seeds/dreams do you start inside before transplanting them outside?

  2. Why is it important to recognize both the light and dark in us?

  3.  What seeds are you preparing for your future?


 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi there! I'm Shannon Bueche, and this is my space to share what's on my mind, as concisely as my Virgo brain will allow. Not only do I 'spill the tea' on some common misconceptions, but I also like to drink it while I'm running down the rabbit holes of the hows and whys of what I do to harmonize with the greater connections of life.


Whether it's living, growing, and harvesting in tune with the cycles of the year, the struggles of being human in this age, or just the random musings of an everyday Earth Mother, you'll find it all here. I believe in keeping things authentic, but still practical.  So, while I may overshare details from time-to-time, I will always offer suggestions that make sense for living right now. 


So, grab a cup, sit a spell, and join me on this journey of living from the ground up.


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