The time has come to step over the threshold - from winter into spring. A time to leave behind the darkness for good and really step into the light. A time of great change - a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season. A time of hope, great fertility, new growth and newborn animals.
On this day everything is in balance - night and day are of equal length - serenity - equilibrium.
The light is now growing, as the days are getting longer and the Sun gains strength and becomes warmer. Everything is coming alive, sprouting, growing, as we celebrate the breath of spring.
The symbols of Ostara are the egg and the hare. The egg is full of promise of new life, as it holds all potential within. The hare is sacred to the Goddess and a major symbol of fertility and abundance, as the hare can conceive while pregnant.