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Spring Equinox - March 19th to 22nd

  • Animals: Hares, Pegasus, Rabbits, Snakes, and Unicorn.

  • Colors: All Pastels, Blue, Green, Pink, and Yellow.

  • Deities: Adonis, Aphrodite, Coatlicue, Dylan, Isis, Lady of the Lake, Lord of the Greenwood, Minerva, Odin, Osiris, Ovis, and Rheda.

  • Flowers: Crocus, Daffodil, Easter Lilies, Gorse, Iris, Irish Moss, Jonquils, Olive, Peony, Roses, Strawberry, Violet, and Woodruff.

  • Foods: Bread, Dairy Foods, Eggs, Flower Dishes, Honey, Leafy Green Vegetables, Lindon Tea, Seeds, Sprouts, and Wines.

  • Herbs: Acorn, Celandine, Dandelion, Dogwood, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, and Tansy.

  • Incense: Floral of any type, Jasmine, Rose, and Strawberry.

  • Special Activities: Egg Hunting with Friends and Family, Taking a long walk in nature with no intent other than reflecting on the Magic of Nature and our Great Mother and her Bounty, and Planting Seeds or starting a Magical Herb Garden.

  • Spell-workings: Egg Charm, Fertility Magic, Hope, and Self-Love. ​

  • Stones: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Jasper, Moonstone, and Rose Quartz.

  • Symbolism: Life Begins Anew, The Maiden Celebrates her Fertility, and The Sun God's Strength Increases.

  • Symbols: Baby Animals, Colored Eggs, Earth, Flowers, Herbs, Rabbits, and Seeds.

  • Trees: Alder, Ash, Birch, and Dogwood.

     Vernal or Spring Equinox, the Rites of Spring, Lady Day, Alban Eiber, and Bacchanalia. The Spring Equinox occurs between March 19th and 21st.


     As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals. This is a time to plant the seeds of our flower, herb, and vegetable gardens.


     The next full moon (a time of increased births) is called the Ostara and is sacred to Eostre the Saxon Lunar Goddess of fertility (from whence we get the word estrogen, whose two symbols were the egg and the rabbit.


     The Christian religion adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time.

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