Ostara doesn’t quite have the cachet of Beltane or Samhain, but for many of us it’s still a very big holiday. Much of this is because Ostara (the Spring Equinox) truly marks the end of Winter in many places. My formative Pagan years were spent living in the American Midwest where it often snowed into April. However by March 20 or so it was obvious that better weather was right around the corner, heck we usually got some sixty degree days in March which is sandals and shorts weather when you’ve been cooped up in the house for four months.
Depending on where you live Ostara is a holiday that can be many different things. For some it’s Spring in all of her glory (the jasmine just started blooming in my neighborhood) and for others a triumphant end to Winter. Whatever it is in your neck of the woods it’s worth celebrating in a big way. Here are some ideas for your Ostara Ritual or gathering.