A planting Ritual (Ostara)
Submitted By: WillowRae
Merry Meet everyone! Here is the ritual/spell i came up with in anticipation of Ostara:
O precious seeds which spring from the earth,
giving us magick, healing and power
I return you to the earth.
Feel My love, feel MY power
as I sow you in this magical and mystical hour!!
Grow with light,
grow wuth love,
grow with the blessings of the god and goddess above!!
So mote it be.
Submitted By: Yens & Ida
Eggs, apples, water, teas, and candles of white, red and black, your choice as to how many. Runes are always of personal preference, as each year different ones come to our minds. Just remember that this is a wondrous time of renewal, so Berkana (growth) and Pertho (birth) are most useful. We follow the rite with a huge fast breaking which is nibbled on through-out the day (only lasting till around noon-tide), while the kids hunt for their 'goodies' and then play leap-frog and other such 'childish' activities out-of-doors. This is also a choice time for healing the inner child within all of us.
(At sunrise you greet the morn with the following; also light all the candles; gift offerings and libations with pure thoughts.)
Long was the Winter Wolf's reign,
Yet now messengers of Spring abound.
Day-fire on hearth and high harrow flames.
White is to be for the birth of Day,
Red is to be for the rule of Day.
Black is to be for the fall of Day.
To the seasons of fresh beginnings
Giving of Love and Passion and Beauty,
And of the promise for the future.
Life everywhere returns anew
As we drink now to the Lady;
Hail Ostara mighty maid most fair.
Hail Eostre enduring thru all time.
Hail Aostar witness our words.