Goddess of fertility and new beginnings, we take this opportunity to embrace Eostre’s passion for new life and let our own lives take the new direction we have wanted for so long.
- Mantra: Fresh beginnings
- Gemstones: Carnelian, coral, agate, brown jaspar (orange stones)
- Essential Oils: Goddess-ence Ishtar* blend for the sacral chakra
Affirmations Theme: Wild Woman / Control Freak
- My creative spark is switched ON (From Affirmation Goddess by Anita Revel.)
- Old plans have new focus
- I walk with “spring” in my step
- I love to move, groove and lurrrrve
- My vital energy resurfaces naturally
- I embrace life in its absolute fullness
- I wake up easily with each new dawn
- Looking to the east revives my creative soul
Eostre (pron 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 Christianised, they merged Eostre’s spring legend to coincide with the time of Christ’s resurrection.
She is also goddess Ostara, the maiden, in German mythology, 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 hare with an extraordinarily high libido!
According to legend, Eostre became angry with the hare and cast it into the heavens. Today we can see the “Lepus” (the hare) constellation at the feet of Orion.
Eostre gave Lepus the gift of laying eggs once a year, which, combined with the symbolism of new life (Christ’s resurrection), is why we have a modern day myth of “Easter Bunny” delivering easter eggs to children.
Her Modern Energy
No matter whether it is Spring or Autumn (depending on your hemisphere), we can always use this time to embrace Eostre’s energy and look forward to new ideas, new jobs, new goals.
As the goddess from the “East”, she rides on the element of air – the element that fosters creativity, imagination and a willingness to wake up and explore. She ignites in us the urge to create, to play, to invent and breathe fresh new life into projects that may have been neglected, become stale or bogged in a roadblock.
Reconnect With Your Inner Eostre
Working with a clear intent during the next New Moon window, plant seeds together with your magick wishes for wholeness, healing, harmony, balance, peace, and so on. As the crescent Moon increases in light, growing bigger each night, it symbolises and reflects the growth of the seeds planted at the New Moon.
If gardening isn’t your thing, get creative! Begin art classes, take music lessons, join a camera club or a creative collective… Do what it takes to turn your creative spark ON!
… If she were in your situation, she would take this opportunity to embrace her passion for new life. She would plant the seeds of new ideas, new jobs, or new goals with the view to bringing them to fruition in the near future.
(Excerpt from What Would Goddess Do? by Anita Revel)
What “seeds” are you planting today?
Blissed be! ❤ Anita Revel