Ostara is the start of spring when day and night are in perfect balance. It is the time when the Triple Goddess starts out as a Maiden and conceives her child. The eggs represent this quickening of the womb. The Ying/Yang symbol represents the male and female energy all living things have inside of them.It is a time to plant your seeds to nurture them into seedlings to plant on or around Beltane when the Triple Goddess enters the Mother aspect.
Below are the things that should be prepared ahead of time for our ritual. I suggest not making the eggs more than 2 days in advance because we will be eating them during the ritual.
1 White Candle (any size is fine) Represents Ostara
1 Green Candle (same size as white one) Represents Oak King
Lighter or Matches
Water Proof Markers in 2 colors – 1 Light and 1 Darker
2 Previously Hard Boiled and Colored Eggs – 1 Colored the Darker Shade
1 Colored the Lighter Shade
Something to put the egg shells in when you eat them
Pair of Pointy Scissors to cut circles out of Ying/Yang Symbol
1-8×11 Inch Piece of Plain White Paper – With Ying/Yang Symbol Drawn on it. I suggest using a dessert plate to draw the circle on the paper and then cutting around the outside of the mark.
Holes cut out to fit 1 egg in large part of each side of the symbol. I suggest using a shot glass or something the same size to draw th circles, then cut inside the lines. Keep circles you cut out. One should be colored the lighter color and the other the darker one (you will be taping them back into the Ying/Yang symbol.
When coloring the eggs and Ying/Yang symbol use the lighter shade on one side and 1 egg. Then use darker side to do other side of symbol and egg.
Black Sharpie or similar Marker to write on the eggs with.
Before the ritual the eggs should be colored, the Ying/Yang symbol drawn and colored. Cut the circles out of each side of the symbol to nestle the eggs in. The reason for putting the opposite color egg into the symbols is to show how if it is the masculine side they have some feminine qualities and vise versa.
Below will be a drawing of what each step in making the symbol and eggs will look like. My drawing with the Paint program on my computer is not that good but at least it will give you an idea of what I am talking about above.
Mark each egg with as many runes as needed to convey your wishes/goals for yourself to sprout and grow thought out the summer and to be harvested in the fall. Below is a list of one type of runes and their common meanings. You can find other types of runes by doing a search on Google.com or Bing.com
ITEMS NEEDED FOR RITUAL:
First should have all ritual items as close to your computer as possible, so you can follow along with ritual easily.
Prepared Ying/Yang Symbol
2 Prepared Hard Bile Eggs
1-3 inch Black Candle
1-3 inch Yellow Candle
Plate or something to put egg shells on
Something to save egg shells in -you will be “planting” these either in your garden outside or in a pot inside with some type of seeds (flower or leafy plant or a vegetable- whatever kind of seed is your choice) You can refrigerate or freeze egg shells until you are ready to plant them on Beltane.The egg shells will help nourish what ever seeds or plant you chose to use them with.
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The actual ritual will be posted one week before our gathering in the post that has the date, time and place. Just scroll down this page to find it.