On Wings of Ostara ~ Flying Through the Spring Equinox Gateway of Renewal
Although we still walk through patches of melting snow and ski upon fresh powdered sugar-laced grounds that surround us here in the high mountain altitudes of the Sierra Nevadas, the sunshine illuminates in warm vernal rays, the skies have begun to moisten the forests with cleansing rains mixed with whispers of Jack Frost’s lingering goodbyes, and the Earth is singing in green bursts of celebration.
There are still the morning dawns of ice diamonds upon branches, brisk chills in the Zephyr winds, and snow tracks from burrow to burrow of the snowshoe rabbits turned white. Yet muddy trails emerge for hopeful feet to journey upon lotus promised grounds.
“If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud
In the meadows while you sing,
“This is Spring.”
~Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl
As we step through the potent Spring Equinox Gateway, I am reminded that Nature reflects to us how to navigate the inner realms by way of surveying Her landscape as our own spiritual terrain.
Ostara is the Goddess of Spring who nurtures the innately rich land and keeps a loving eye on all the sprouting new life emerging from Winter’s blanket. This time of awakening from quiet preparation gets stirred by her fertile spell into inspired action.
She illuminates opportunity and the dawning of a new cycle, where possibility stirs in every new bud of life.
The sensual, soft, and magnetic aspects to the sacred feminine she embodies, also carry powerful creative forces like no other that can give and take away life through birth and rebirth.
This is the access point to the field of potential within the vortex of your heart.
There are many symbols that represent the generative powers of Spring – some of my favorite including the rabbit or hare, butterflies, blossoms, and The Cosmic Egg.
For Winter Solstice I was called to share with your heart, a visual spell from the essence of my spirit and once again I drop into the well of my heart’s depth to bring forth another of my spirit’s emanation. The creative energy of my signature frequency heeds the call to express herself as a form of transformative regeneration to join with the collective’s intentions to create a New Earth experience.
Through our creative energy, we each weave a thread of activation that unites the collective tapestry.
We each embody an energy signature and archetype by birth. My own, from onset of Earthly emergence this life, carries the numerology of the number three when my birthday is broken down simplistically. This is the energy signature of The Empress in Tarot ~ creative abundance and manifestation, unlimited fertile possibility, harmony, love, Earth Mother nurturing and growth, creating beauty, sensual comfort, stability, birthing of new beginnings that constantly recreate themselves, and wholeness from bigger picture Cosmos to smallest Earthly detail.
Synchronously, the qualities of Ostara are found in The Empress. And so it is no wonder I walk this Earth with a rabbit familiar and rabbits have been my soul companions for years – my first appearing when I was twelve years old. It’s also no coincidence that when I first, very consciously, began my spiritual journey and asked to receive the symbol of my life’s work, it came to me as the butterfly.
And ever since each of these first appearances in my life, both have been prolific in presence and uncanny experiences, not to mention have shown up in consistent, guiding ways.
So, when I received the message that I would be sharing another visual spell for this seasonal turn of the Wheel, it became clear I was to embody my birth essence in honor of Ostara and Spring.
My Venus in Aquarius has been speaking very loudly these days and partnered with my inner Empress, the creative expressions you see here are my answer to the Spring nudges, carrying a specific encoded message from heart to heart.
While Astrid would have lovingly danced with me, I decided to let her rest and support me from the comfort of her castle tower overlooking things from her dream state, as she’s already bravely taken on so much this Winter with our journeys. She instead helped choose the pieces to accompany me, including a golden rabbit as her stand-in.
I hope you enjoy this creative expression from my thread of the tapestry and here’s a Spring Equinox Prayer and Ostara Poem to accompany the journey as you flutter softly through our transitioning forest and garden here with me:
The dancing hare foretells the spring,
With fertility and new life this time does bring,
Gay Eostre dances on the earth,
As seeds and flowers come to birth.
Tulips and daffodils come into bloom,
And life sprouts from the Mother Earth’s womb,
Birds lay their eggs now and the light is growing,
Catkins and blossoms on the leaves are showing.
The sun reaches forth with his hand,
To the Maiden of flowers returns to the land,
Their dance brings new balance into our life,
Planting the seeds to overcome strife.
We grow with the flowers and the trees,
Winters gloom banished on a spring breeze.
The joy of new birth enters our hearts,
As we look forward to Beltane’s love.
May this portal of renewal activate your own rebirthing of creative expression, abundant potential, and harmonious, inspired action.
Posted on March 20, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged butterflies, cosmic egg, creative energy, mother earth, new earth, Ostara, portal, rabbits, rebirth, renewal, Sacred Feminine, spring equinox, tarot, the Empress, transformation, Vernal Equinox. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.
Blessing for the Equinox and all-ways!
Love your outfit and introduction to Ostara.
Oh thank you so much dear Linda 😘 Spring Equinox blessings and big love to you too, always in all ways hehe!!! ❤
Such a beautiful faery! Happy Ostara! ❤
Aw thanks so much sweet L!! 💗 Happy bunny season! 🐰 hehe!
The bunnies are ACTIVE here. We had one in our yard the other night standing up like a hair. It was huge! I also (sigh!) had my first groundhog sighting across the street yesterday afternoon. So cute, yet SUCH rascals! xox
Awwww bunnies!!!! Love that!! 💘 hehe! Too funny 5about the groundhog friend! They ARE cute!!!
LOL, I meant standing up like a hare! Must have been thinking of my spring hair trim. 🙂
I picked that up hehe!
You are EXQUISITE, and this visual creative activation is such a beautiful gift!! (To me/to everyone). Thank you for shining your essence, it always touches me on such deep levels and stirs openings, while at the same time, anchors in energies I’m experiencing. I love you! And what a treat to kick off Spring Equinox…. 🧚🏻♂️🧚🏻♂️🌷🌷🌷🌿
xx ✨ THANK YOU.
You are so sweet!! Thank you Des! 😘 it adds extra spark and magick to our ceremony later hehe! ⭐💫🌠 I’m so glad to be in reflection with you! I love and am grateful to you too
Thank you Tania for embracing and expressing your energies creatively, boldly, and visually. May you continue to be an open channel for love and life to express. Hugs…🧡
aw you’re welcome Brad! i sure intend to do my best with that. happy spring to you! i hope that many a blossom begins to bloom both around you and within your heart. big hugs and love!
Yay for spring and new blossoms. Thank you! 💞
You’re welcome! 💐
This brought such a delight and a lightness! Astrid, your bunny familiar’s stand-in also did a most marvelous job with this visual activation. Your life is so beautiful, Tania! You are truly blessed! May you always be 💗
aw that makes me so happy to hear that it brought a little bit of sweetness to your day! hehe! me and astrid are giggling about your comment 🙂 she is happy to know you approve. i so appreciate you Ka and whenever we connect it’s like a sweet remembrance – full of mutual love and support. thank you!!! happy spring and many blessings and love to you!
aw thank you sweet Treesa!!! love you much kindred spirit! ❤
Such wonderful time of the year. Very fitting images, and you look good.
I hope spring is nice in your area and doesn’t disappoint.
I so agree Inese!! It’s a fertile landscape of possibility and so much beauty. Thank you dearly for the lovely compliment. Wishing you a renewing and inspirational Spring! ❤
Thank you….for the lovely messages and beautiful surroundings of the woodland, also that gorgeous Fairy….hugs
aw you’re so welcome and thank YOU so much sherry!!! warm hugs, enchanted spring wishes, and lots of love and gratitude!
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