But why Easter Eggs? Guest Post and Ostara Story

Ostara EostreAncient History of Easter

The word Easter comes from the Norsemen’s Eustur, Eastar, Ostara and Ostar, and the Pagan Goddess Eostre. These names relate to the season of the growing sun and new birth.
Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg.

The egg as a symbol of new life, and the ancient names relating to Spring, the sun growing warmer and encouraging the growth of flower, fauna and humanity; would all account for the Easter period being celebrated, and Easter eggs given as gifts.

By Mummaz
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Legend of the Easter Egg

The modern belief that eggs are delivered by a rabbit, comes from the legend of the Goddess Eostre. Eostre was walking one fine Spring day and came upon a beautiful little bird. The poor bird’s wing was badly injured and Eostre, feeling great compassion for the little creature, wanted to heal it. But the little bird’ wing was so badly damaged that Eostre knew it would never be able to fly again even after She healed it. So, Eostre decided to help the bird by healing it in a way that would give it mobility and a little something more… She turned it into a rabbit!
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During the transformation, the rabbit retained the ability to lay eggs. The rabbit was so grateful to Eostre for saving its life that it laid a sacred egg in Her honor, joyously decorated it and then humbly presented it to the Goddess. She was so pleased and so touched by the rabbit’s thoughtful gift that She wished all humankind to share in her joy. In honoring her wishes, the rabbit went all over the world distributing these beautifully decorated little gifts of life and continues to do so even today.

Ostara EggFrom Kat’s Book of Shadows, Ostara
and Celtic Myth Podshow, How the Easter Egg Came to Be
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Also on Easter’s origins: Saymber, Friday 29 March 2013 – Happy Ostara (Easter)
EagleEyes, Spiritual Rebirth and Renewal
Alpha Alchemy Happy Easter!
 

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Ostara and The English Spring Equinox 2013 – Transformation Magic!

Happy Ostara!

The middle of spring brings Ostara .
With night and day standing in perfect balance, there’s a promise of an increase in light as the year progresses.
Ostara is even gently nudging us toward Summer. (Most subtly this year; after a long cold Winter, there’s still snowy days here.)
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Ostara, equinox, spring it is called
By what name no matter is paid
But the feeling the joy the loving vibration
Seasons offer us, movement is made
Natalie Gray

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Spring encourages us to lighten up with ourselves and others, which normally helps life to flow more easily.
We can climb out from our winter cocoons, and allow a new way of being to emerge.
We’re empowered to spread those wings of wisdom and compassion and fly in whatever ways we wish.
Blessed be.

“The Goddess Ostara is celebrated now and her wise guidance to us is “It is the perfect time for you to start new projects, access new ideas and give birth to new conditions”. What do you want to birth this spring?

What an exciting time! Can you feel it?
Tune into nature, observe the changes. Reflect on what you want to create for yourself now. 
 
It’s often necessary to let go of the old in order to create space for the new. What can you lovingly release? What can you let go of in order to open up to new possibilities and opportunities?”
 The Giggling Goddess, Can You Feel It?

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This is an excellent time for personal growth, for mending old conflicts and ensuring the continued growth of treasured friendships. This is a great time of the year to start learning something new as well and taking advantage of skills already learned and becoming more adept at them.

Kat’s Book of Shadows, Ostara

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
Richard Bach

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Cosmic Gateway

The cosmic gateway opens again, creating a shift point where old energies can be replaced by new ways of being. With focussed intention we can fully create these, to benefit ourselves and others.

Nothing can penetrate unconditional love… Stay in your knowing, your heart, and in gratitude for the journey.
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Ascension Integration (YT) on creating with the 5th dimension – be responsible for your own consciousness. Ascension Gateway – Spring Equinox 2013

Image credit: Planet and Nebula

 

 

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