Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Whatever – Symbols of Ostara

*Symbols of Ostara:

Foodstuffs: Hard boiled eggs, Honey Cakes, First Fruits of the Season, Nuts, Seeds, Leafy Veggies, and of course Chocolate! (now…) Anything you can whip up from the seasonal fruits and berries.

Colors: (for those who use color associations in their magic spells & rituals) Yellow, Green, and Gold.

Stones: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, and Red Jasper.

Animals: Rabbits! (really now, what does the most fertile creature on the planet have to do with resurrection..?), Cougar, Sea Crow, Sea Eagle, Hedgehog, and Boar.

Mythical (?) Creatures: Merfolk and any other Air or Water beings.

Deities: Eostre, Ostara (sometimes linked to Ishtar and Astarte), the Green Goddess, Lord of the Greenwood, Aries, Artemis, /Ahtene, Black Isis, Astarte, Cybele, Hecate, Luna, Mars, Minerva, and the Morrigan or Morrigu.

Plants: Roses, Strawberries, Seasonal Fruit Plants, Violets, Honeysuckle, Easter Lily, Dogwood, Daffodil, Iris, Irish Moss, /Jonquil, Apple Trees (more pointedly, apple blossoms), and Alder.

Herbs: Sage, Rose, Jasmine, Strawberries, Acorn, Celandine, Daffodil, Dogwood, Easter Lily, Cinquefoil, Crocus, Iris, Honeysuckle, Tansy, Violets, Broom, High John Root, Yellow Dock, Wood Betony, Irish Moss, and Jonquil.

Incenses would include: Jasmine, Rose, Sage, African Violet, Strawberry, Apple Blossom, and Honeysuckle.

Astrological Signs: Pisces and Aries.


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