Ostara ritual 2 – solitary ritual

The following is a beautiful and simple ritual that can be performed by a solitary practitioner to celebrate and welcome the arrival of Ostara, the time of rebirth and new life.

You will need:

  • A yellow candle
  • Rosewater or rose oil
  • A slip of pastel paper (preferably handmade) Your favourite pen
  • A piece of rose quartz
  • String (optional)
  • Your cauldron set to light
  • Matches or a lighter
  • A bowl of rain or spring water
  • Some flower bulbs or seeds.

Cast a Circle in your preferred way.

Anoint the candle with the rosewater/oil. As you do so, meditate on the year to come, on the new life springing from the earth, and give thanks to the Lord and the Lady for their gifts.

Next, write your goals for the year to come on the slip of paper, and wrap it around the rose quartz, to form a small package. If necessary, tie it with string. Anoint the package containing the rose quartz with rosewater/oil as well.

Next, place the package containing the quartz into the cauldron. Light the yellow candle and, while focussing on its flame and meditating on your goals that have been written on the slip of paper, begin the Ostara chant slowly:

Ostara, ostara
Time of rebirth
Time of new life
echoing, echoing…

While continuing the chant, light the cauldron from the candle flame, and focus on the cauldron fire, directing your will into its flames and using its energy to focus your goal.

Focus your thoughts on achieving your goal as you chant the Ostara chant and as the flames in the cauldron burn the quartz package.

When the fire at last has died down and the cauldron contents have cooled, lift the quartz (the paper will have burned away) out of the cauldron, and rinse it in the bowl or rain/spring water. Take cakes and ale, and close the Circle.

In the morning, bury the quartz with the flower bulbs or seeds. As the flowers grow, your goals will come to pass.

Egg image by Thorskegga


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