Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Eostre ~ Spring Equinox


Ode to Ostara, Goddess of Spring,
Goddess of fertile new beginning.
Goddess of hope, Goddess of bloom,
Goddess of all the life held in a womb.

As the wind kisses her plentiful hair,
Scent of new blossoms fills each whiff of air;
As she treads lightly on frozen earth crest,
One thousand butterflies rise from their rest.

As she strokes gently and gives the plants hopes,
Rainbows bloom over the vales and hill tops;
As she gazes up the lovely blue skies,
Larks charm the world with their musical cries.

Ode to thee, the smile in a flower,
Ode to thee, the life in rain shower;
Ode to thee, the Goddess of Spring
For all the blessings that you always bring.





Eostre (pronounced E-oast-ra) was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn, from whom "East" (where the sun rises) and "Easter" got its name - as the fertility goddess of the Northern European peoples, her legend was manipulated by the invading Romans - newly Christianized, they merged Eostre's spring legend to coincide with the time of Christ's resurrection. She is also goddess Ostara, the maiden, in German mythology, celebrated when night and day are equal and balanced (the spring equinox for the northern hemisphere).   Two of the symbols of this celebration are the colored egg and the hare. 

SUGGESTED AFFIRMATIONS:
~ I live life without fear
~ My creativity is energized
~ I embrace life in its absolute fullness
~ Today, I am in perfect health, Body, Mind & Spirit
~ I find my path following my intuition
~ My whole being at my core, reaches for the new dawn
~ I embrace Eostre's passion for new life and am free to let my life take the new direction I have wanted and deserve


7 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful post! I love the video! So meaningful! And, what you wrote, so precious! Thank you! Happy Spring ;o)

ArtSings1946 said...
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ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Stacy, as usual you comments brighten my spirits. I love this video also ... you can find all of his videos at UTUBE. The poem and facts I have acquired through the years and the affirmations are some I have tweaked.

Happiness to all.

Witchy Cats said...

Excellent post!! I adore the poem and I love Elf's films!!!

Blessed Ostara to you and yours as well, my sister ~

Kim

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks so much dearest Kim ... this is a wonderful time of the year for all.

Happiness to all.

Gina said...

Blessed Be :D XXX

ArtSings1946 said...

Thank you Gina ... Bright Blessings to all.