Vernal Equinox occurs in the U.S.
March 19th, at 10:14 PM Pacific
March 19th at 11:14 PM Mountain
March 20th at 12:14 AM Central
March 20th 1:14 AM Eastern
Ostara transitions Pisces and Virgo as the heavens traverse astrological signs. 2012 is also the “Year of the Dragon” in the Chinese Horoscope. This is a great time of myth and legend for the celestial symbol of success and happiness. You will experience vigorous energies. The coming days seem fresh and new. Ostara is the peak of their strength when you can more successfully revitalize yourself and your circumstances. Ostara promotes prosperity rituals and personal growth.
Magical workings are highly successful for fertility and any abundance. Work towards physically manifesting your desires now.
Pagan customs include lighting fires at dawn to celebrate renewed life, and ensure protection of the crops. These rituals are still common in South America and Europe. Ostara is a fertility festival celebrating the birth of Spring and the reawakening of life from the Earth. The energies of Nature burst forth, leaving behind Winter death to replace it with the new light and life of Spring. Eostre, the Saxon Goddess of fertility, and Ostara, the German Goddess of fertility are the deities invoked for the Ostara Sabbat.