Following the festival of Ostara aka The Spring Equinox, we usher in the season of rebirth, renewal and fertility. A time to sew the seeds of what you wish to reap in the Fall.
Writing his master piece in medieval England, Saint Bede the Venerable looked towards pre-christian practices of the local indigenous people. He observed the Pagan worship of nature and the elements and recognized the power of the rhythmic cycle of the festivals and celebrations associated with the natural wheel of the year.
St Bede references the 'old ways' often in his rather grandiose text, 'The Reckoning of Time'. This treatise includes an introduction to the traditional ancient and medieval view of the cosmos; including an explanation of how the spherical Earth influenced the changing length of daylight, of how the seasonal motion of the Sun and Moon influenced the changing appearance of the new moon at evening twilight, and a quantitative relation between the changes of the tides at a given place and the daily motion of the moon.
His work is also where we find mention of Eostre; The English Goddess of Spring (Ostara), Rebirth, Renewal and Fertility. He was truly onto something, investigating the old ways, in a time when Pagan books, practices and people were burned by the Church. His written observances created a link to the magick of the past and a through line for those rituals to continue to this day. Thank you Saint Bede.
So this Easter, with a huge nod of respect to the Big JC of course, why not throw some love in the direction of the Goddess who this festival is named after; Eostre. Then plant those seeds my friend, it is time to grow, flow and get on the go...
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"Day is as long as night; it is time to take flight."
A Spring Equinox blessing by @faye.ellen.livesey