Ostara (pronounced Oh-sta-ra) is celebrated in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere between September 20-23 and between March 20-23 in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2023, Ostara in the Southern Hemisphere will land on September 23. If you are a beginner or even a experienced witch, our Ostara rituals will help with celebrating this Sabbat in 2023.
Ostara is celebrated after Imbolc and before Beltane, and is also known as the Spring equinox. It marks the time in which day and night are of equal length. It is a time to honour fertility and new beginnings, sow seeds, and celebrate the abundance and beauty of nature.
Rituals for Ostara
Cleansing & altar preparation
To conduct rituals from a fresh slate, it is best to cleanse your altar using a cleansing tool such as incense, a smudge stick, or a resin blend. Rosemary is a symbol of Ostara, so cleansing your Ostara Altar using our Rosemary Smudge Stick would be very beneficial, as well as our own Ostara Incense Blend.
Ostara Seed Ritual
- Altar bell or cleansing stick
- Purple candle & candle holder
- Lighter or matches
- A small pot with soil
- A small bowl of water/watering can
- Decide on your intention for your spell. Example: I'm using my Lavender seeds to help relieve stress, bring about peace and promote healing.
- Set up and make room on your altar for the above tools.
- Place the purple candle, seed packet & small pot with soil on your altar.
- Cleanse yourself, altar and space by ringing your altar bell or burning your cleansing stick.
- Hold the citrine in your hands and meditate on its warm, energizing and grounding abilities. When you're ready, place the citrine on your altar.
- Light your candle while speaking words of your intention.
- Plant your seeds in your soil filled pot while reciting your intention.
- Lightly pour water over the soil while envisioning your intention coming to fruition.
- Allow the candle to burn all the way down & let the pot hold space on your altar until then, before moving to where it can grow.