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Solitary Ostara Ritual


For decorations use dyed eggs and pink and green streamers. Include a soil-filled cauldron, sword (or athame) a small shovel (trowel), a small pot, a few of your favorite seeds and all your altar tools.


Cast the circle.

After casting the circle, say:

"Here I am on this day, Ostara, Lady day, Rite of Eoster, The Vernal Equinox, and the first day of the planting season. I am here to understand life, death, and rebirth, and to give reverence to those who have endured each."

Bow your head to think about how Ostara fits into the three groups above and how it fits into the wheel of the year. Say:

"I stand at the gate between the living and the dead on this night where both light and dark are equal. I am here to witness the union of the Goddess, Mother Earth, the Waning Lady of the Moon, Of My God, Green Man, the Waxing Lord of the Sun. Conception...a necessary transition on the wheel of the year."

Unite the blade of the Athame with the depth of the cauldron. Symbolizing the Great Rite. Leave the Athame Standing. Hold the God candle and let the flame become on with the Goddess candle's flame. Replace these on the altar and set them closer than they were before. Say:

"Elder Gods wish to bestow upon us the gift of knowledge. Thus they shall speak."

Use the small shovel to transfer soil from the cauldron to the small pot. As you are planting the seeds, you should be thinking about your goals as though they were the seeds. You can now conclude the ritual. Say:

"May these newly planted seeds material spiritual, and symbolic bring me plentiful fruits and bounties."

Close the circle and serve eggs and apple juice in your simple feast. Leave the cauldron and athame at the altar until Beltane to remind you of the seeds sewn on this day.

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