March 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
Uncover the deep history of Ostara, a grand Quarter-Day resurrection festival honoring the returning life of the Awakening Earth and the Increasing Sun, witnessed in religions and cultures all over the Northern Hemisphere for thousands of years. For many Pagans, this marks the return of The Maiden – a playful and curious side of The Goddess. The Spring Equinox has been used to mark the great eras of time for millennia, and marks the halfway point to Summer Solstice, the apex of the Sun’s powers.
I am offering my Ostara class through my YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/MeaganAngusOnYouTube
Grab a friend, a journal or some art supplies, maybe make a pot of tea and a snack, and settle in. I also encourage folks to create sacred space for themselves by lighting a candle and/or some incense. You might also include magical tools like Tarot and your natal chart.
INTO THE LIGHT
The growing light of Ostara matches our increasing enthusiasm and curiosity!
Learn how to gently wake up from Winter’s Sleep and prepare yourself for the action and transformations this season will require from us. Discover how best to harmonize with this work for yourself and your community!
Many Pagans align rites of passage to this holiday season, honoring those who have hit a certain age or responsibility level, reached puberty, reached menopause, or other forms of maturation.
But the work isn’t done after one night! We’ll take a look at what we can expect for the coming 6-8 weeks of each season, learn how you can observe this time of change for yourself or with your community, and get ready to Do The Work.
Topics covered in the lecture, generally:
- A look at the history of the holiday from a modern Pagan/Witch/Magickian standpoint
- Comparison of concurrent holidays in other religions and traditions, with a heavy emphasis on myths, deities, archetypal themes, and symbolism
- The significant astrology of the season, especially lunar
- Your astrological sign, and the season, archetypes, and holidays connected to it
- Astronomical and geological events concurrent with the season
As well, we’ll discuss ways to bring this information into your personal spiritual practice, including:
- Suggestions for creating an altar
- Common and traditional forms and methods of observance
- Meditations for ritual use
- Correlating herbs, crystals, tarot, colors, foods, crafts, prayers, and more
Head here for more information about the Wheel of the Year.