Grass Green, Yellow, Pink, All Pastels, Robin's Egg Blue
Eostre's Day, Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox, Alban Eiber, Bacchanalia, Lady Day.
Eggs, New Moon, Butterflies/Cocoons.
Youthful and virgile God and Goddess.
Dying Eggs, Looking for Spring Growth.
Rabbits and Snakes.
Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Moonstone.
Crocus, Daffodil, Jasmine, Irish Moss, Snowdrop, Ginger.
Balance, New Life/Rebirth, Goddess and God in Youth, End of Winter (Non-Celtic), Light Overtaking Darkness.
(Individually or Blended)
Dandelion, Egg Drinks, Hyssop, Linden.
Lotus, Magnolia, Ginger.
All Virgin Goddesses, All Goddesses of Love, All Moon Goddesses, All Androgynous Deities, Some Fertility Goddesses, Anna Fearina (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite), Athena (Greek), Coatlicue (Aztec), Cybele (Roman), Doda (Serbian), Eostre (Teutonic), Erce (Slavic), Eriu (Irish), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Garbhod (Irish), Hera/Juno (Greco-Roman), Ishtar (Babylonian), Iris (Greek), Isis (Egyptian), Lady of the Lake (Welsh-Cornish), Libera (Roman), Madhusri (Hindu), Ma-Ku (Chinese), Melusine (Franco-Scottish), Minerva (Roman), Moon Mother (Native American), The Muses (Greek), Ova (Greek-Etruscan), Persephone (Greco-Roman), Renpet (Egyptian), Rheda (Anglo-Saxon), Salamaona (Middle Eastern), Vesna (Slavic), Vesta (Greco-Roman), Venus (Roman).
All Gods of Love, All Moon Gods, Some Fertility Gods, All Gods of Song and Dance, Adonis (Greek), Attis (Persian), Cernunnos (Greco-Celtic), Dagda (Irish), Danh (West African), Dylan (Welsh), Gwali (Central African), The Great Horned God (European), Lord of the Greenwood (English), Mithras (Greco-Persian), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Ovis (Roman-Etruscan), Pan (Greek).
A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers (be sure to thank the flowers for their sacrifice before picking them). Or, buy some from a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring them home and divine their magickal meanings by the use of books, your own tuition, a pendulum or by other means. The flowers you've chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions.
It is important at this time of renewed life to plan a walk (or ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green places. This is not simply excercise, and you should be on no other mission. It isn't even just an appreciation of nature. Make your walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself.
Other traditional activities include planting seeds, working on magickal gardens and practicing all forms of herb work- magickal, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic.
Foods in tune with this day (linking your meals with the seasons is a fine method of attuning with nature) include those made of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts. Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables. Flower dishes such as stuffed naturtiums or carnation cupcakes also find their place here.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Shape the dough into round balls about 3 inches across and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. After 5 minutes, remove buns and cut into the dough about 3/4 of an inch down, slicing equilateral crosses into the tops. Return to oven. Allow to bake for another 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the buns from the oven and drizzle on the honey Cake frosting mentioned on the Imbolc page.
Mix the egg yolks, suagr, alcohol, and salt and let stand in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, beat the egg whites until just stiff, and mix them and the rest of the ingredients together. Serve chilled.
Mix all ingredients except the cottage cheese in a large pan over low heat until it thickens to the consistency of pudding. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Mix in the cottage cheese and beat well for about 3 minutes. Place in a cake pan and chill over night. Decorate the cake with candies eggs, flowers, chocolates, or other spring delicacies. Keep refrigerated.