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 censer or cauldron to hold incense
A smudge stick
Candles: one being an illuminator candle
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
Gems & Crystals:
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.