At dusk we donned fragrant flowers in our hair. With fire and breath we ignited dried sage to cleanse our aura in preparation of casting our circle.
On this first full moon of Spring and second blue moon of this most auspicious year, we resurrected the spirit of Ostara, the Celtic Goddess of Spring.
Like a Mother gently calls her children to rise and shine for the beginning of a new day; Ostara silently calls to all the plants and animals to awaken to the season of re-birth. Her summons triggers the rooting down and sprouting up of the sleeping seeds, blanketed in earth.
Ostara is the hostess of the Spring jamboree. She decorates our world with rainbows, scented flowers and waterfalls. Birds sing her invitation to enjoy her festive bounty. She serves nourishing carrots, kale, radishes, asparagus, spinach and peas to strengthen our body. She provides more hours of daylight to nourish our soul. Ostara inspires all living creatures to frolic in jubilee and creativity.
We Moon Mothers, paid homage to Ostara and our personal creative dreams by rhythmically dancing the Fertile Seed ritual. We heeded her call of new creation by giving birth to poetry and art.
Below is a poem by Helen Mary Schaeffer-Stanford, written just after our Fertile Seed dance.
Knowing and wise.
Sisters of the Moon.
Ancestors join us.
We chant, Hail Mother Earth.
We dance the dance that awakens our spirits to Ostara.
Thank you ladies for showing up so brightly on the Blue moon. Your art & poetry is so magnificently beautiful. You may want to read your writings at the Open Mic Poetry reading, Arise Gallery, 678 Portola Dr. San Francisco, Sunday, April 29th, 1pm “til 2:30pm.
May you flourish this season. See you next full moon.