The spring equinox, also called the vernal equinox, occurs on March 20 or 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and September 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is the point when the sun crosses the plane of the equator, and day and night are the same length across the planet.
Earth Mother is pregnant and is birthing once again.
Crops can once again be planted.
This card features a rendition of Ostara, sometimes spelled Oestre or Eastre, a Germanic goddess of spring.
Ostara is also a northern European name for Astarte, which means “womb”; and is another name for Venus, the goddess of love, passion, and creativity.
The Christian holiday of Easter stems from this goddess, and in this card we see some archetypal symbols of the spring equinox that represent the rebirth of the world, such as rabbits, eggs, and flowers.
It is indeed a time for renewal.
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The Fairy Trail
A Documentary About Nature Spirits
Elves, fairies, gnomes, dwarves, mermaids, nymphs and goblins – these ephemeral beings come alive in the film “The Fairy Trail”.
Filmmakers Till Gerhard and Britta Schmidtke look for an answer to the question: What are nature spirits and why are human beings fascinated by them since centuries?
In 96 min the viewer is taken on a amazing journey to magic places and their inhabitants.
This great song from OMNIA is called “Morrigan” – The Ancient Celtic Crow Goddess
This video was filmed in Köln (D) during the “OMNIA I don’t Speak Human Tour”.
This track is taken from the new OMNIA Live Album “Live on Earth”.
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Music Steve Sic & Jenny Evans van der Harten
All music & publishing rights ©PaganScum Records 2012
I know, it’s a bit too early to think of spring, but winter is not my cup of tea … no green plants and trees, no flowers growing, it’s cold and dark outside, you have to wrap in multiple layers of clothing … but I found hyacinths in a flower shop! … and I couldn’t resist taking home a few of them :-)
My two favourite colours, white and pink, in the Victorian language of flowers:
Pink hyacinths mean recreation and white ones mean loveliness.
In Persian culture, the hyacinth is a symbol of spring and rebirth. It is used in the Haft-Seen table setting for the Persian New Year celebration, Nowruz, held during the Spring Equinox. My Birthday!!
The Triquetra, a symbol for The Triple Moon, is used in Pagan and Wiccan teachings.
It represents the threefold nature of the Goddess: As maiden, mother, and crone.
The Triquetra symbolizes the three faces of the Goddess, balance of the Mind, Body and Spirit.
The circle signifies the ever-turning cycle of life, death & rebirth.
The Triquetra is a fantastic way to represent the power of three and celebrate the divine feminine.
Triquetras and Triskelions are both signs of female empowerment.
… and Mother Nature as a Goddess has so many names throughout the world!
The best known is GAIA – In ancient Greece she was the personification of the Earth, the Great Mother of all, creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe.
Her equivalent in the ancient Roman Empire was TERRA.
The Celts called her DANU or ANA – Goddess of fertility and plenty
Close to the land and the waters, she is the mother goddess of their ancestors, the Tuatha Dé Danann (gaelic for “The peoples of the goddess Danu”). They are also known as “The Sidhe” – comparable to the fairies or elves.