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Goddess Eostre / Ostara

Eostre (pronounced East-ra) was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn, from whom “East” (where the sun rises) and “Easter” got its name. As the fertility goddess of the Northern European peoples, her legend was manipulated by the invading Romans (newly Christianized), they merged Eostre’s spring legend to coincide with the time of Christ’s resurrection.

I live life without fear
My creativity is energized
I feel absolutely supercharged
Today is my chance to be healthy
My vital energy resurfaces naturally
I embrace life in its absolute fullness
I find my path following my inclinations
My whole being reaches for the new dawn

Goddess Eostre © Goddess Oracle CardsGoddess of fertility and new beginnings, this time of year presents an opportunity to embrace Eostre’s passion for new life and let our own lives take the new direction we have wanted for so long. She is also known as the Goddess Ostara, the maiden, in German mythology, and is celebrated when night and day are equal and balanced (the spring equinox for the northern hemisphere). Interestingly, the word “estrus” (referring to an animal in heat) is also derived from Eostra as her consort was a rabbit with an extraordinarily high libido!

 

GENERAL AFFINITIES:

Sun, seedlings, preparing the soil, the balance of light and dark, celebrating new growth, rebirth, renewal.

GEMSTONES:

Carnelian, Coral, most Agates, generally orange stones

ANIMALS:

Rabbit, owl (wisdom), dove (victory), ram, eagle, tiger, leopard, and other cats

COLORS:

Golds, oranges, yellows, and greens

PERFUMES / SCENTS / INCENSE:

Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, or Sweet Orange

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Hi there! I'm the owner of Howl at the Moon Gems. I have been infatuated with crystals and gems since I was a child when my maternal grandfather was my first teacher of the natural world. He taught me a lot of the old ways as to uses of herbs, purposes of tree woods, and gave me my first unofficial stone classes. A lot of time has passed since those early days ... and, while I have learned much, I am still learning.

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