As the sun set we donned fresh jasmine in our hair and cast our circle during soft twilight. Our ceremony was dedicated to the Goddess Ostara and the women who choose to be born in the month of March. Ostar’s spirit of abundance showed up plentifully. Our birthday blessing was reciprocated by Shirley, Tenaya, and Chrisann, with tangible gifts, of hand painted rocks, brooches, worry dolls, and fresh greeting cards complete with postage stamps for sending to our dear ones. In honor of Ostara the Celtic Goddess of Spring, rebirth, abundance and fertility, we embodied her spirit through dance, art and writing. We began our dance as a fertile seed, germinating in Mother Earth. Then sprouted into a dazzling array of wild flowers. Returning to our genesis, we rested… Satiated from our dance and still in our right mind we began to create oil pastel art from our expressive dance. Donna prompted us into a writing flow, that brought words to our art. The results were extraordinary and as varied as all the Spring flowers. Sharing our art was another layer of Ostara embodiment.
Poem By Kristin/Ajeetdev
I am a Seed
Subterranean water softens my skin
Fire in my Belly
Newly formed leaves strain to separate and catch the wind
Absorbing water, sun
Upward, Up, Up the spiral
Slumber . . . . Transition.
We closed our circle with gratitude and song, called down the moon and enjoyed cookies gifted by Shirley.
We will gather again Thursday April 21st.
Happy Easter Ishtar