East opens the day at dawn,
Releasing the Sun
From night’s ebony box.
The mind awakes
with childlike delight.
Spring fills the breeze
with sweet flowers and the
shimmery sound of bells.
Here the birds unfurl their wings
and all the world takes flight. Elizabeth Barrette
Ostara brings an optimistic energy as we celebrate the beginning of Spring and a turning point as the Northern Hemisphere once again tilts back towards the Sun. Until this tilt takes place, now is the time of balance – equal day and night – yet also a time of anticipation, as from this night forward, the light once again conquers the darkness.
Photograph of one of my favorite fairies (large collection), played with in photoshop7 and fractilius (redfield plug-ins).