The Sabbat of Ostara

The Sabbat of Ostara is upon us. March 20th marks the Spring Equinox and with it, the awakening of the Earth. There are many ways to take part in this special day. You can cleanse your home to make way for new beginnings, you can decorate your home in the colors of the season, naturally, dye eggs or create an Altar.

An Altar is a place of work and worship when you are not using it to work, it will represent your honoring of the deities. You can use any flat surface to craft your Altar and there should be enough space to accommodate candles, objects, and other magickal tools. Some common items to be placed are the following:

  • A Pentagram

  • A censer or cauldron to hold incense

  • An Athame

  • A Wand

  • A Chalice

  • A smudge stick

  • Altar cloth

  • Candles: one being an illuminator candle

  • Matches

  • Ritualistic Symbols

  • Water and salt in bowls

Spring is a time to celebrate all things new: adventures, beginnings, growth and love. To bring all elements together to your Altar for Ostara, try substituting or adding the following:

The Balance of the Equinox:

  • Black and white candles

  • The sun and the moon

  • The yin yang symbol


  • Greens

  • Purples

  • Yellows

  • Pastels

Gems & Crystals:

  • Aquamarine

  • Moonstone

  • Quartz

New Life:

  • Eggs

  • Flowers

  • Honey

  • Milk

  • Seeds

Ritualistic Symbols:

  • Bees

  • Butterflies

  • Caterpillars

  • Lambs

  • Ladybugs

  • Rabbits

This is your chance to find out what works for you, your finished Altar will be your most important tool to help focus your personal power and harness the energy to help you on your path.

What is an illuminator candle?

An illuminator candle is white in color and used to start a Ritual. You will begin by lighting this candle first with your matches, followed by lighting all other candles on your Altar.

Important Dates

Monday, Mar 20th
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense – Narcissus, Color – White, Other Events Spring Equinox

Tuesday, Mar 21st
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense – Ginger, Color – Black

Wednesday, Mar 22nd
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Lilac, Color – Topaz

Thursday, Mar 23rd
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and Waning, Incense – Nutmeg, Color – Green

Friday, Mar 24th
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Yarrow, Color – Coral

Saturday, Mar 25th
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Ivy, Color – Blue

Sunday, Mar 26th
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Juniper, Color – Orange

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