MOTD: Ostara

Hi guys, gals and non-binary pals!

Yesterday and today, in the Southern Hemisphere, we are celebrating Ostara, the beginning of Spring! I’m so excited to finally be celebrating what I’m sure will be my most favourite of the pagan holidays. Today, I’m going to share a few ways to celebrate this period of the year and share an interesting fact about the holiday! I hope that you enjoy!

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BYS Berries Palette
NYX White Liquid Liner
NYX Vivid Brights in Halo
Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner
Kat Von D Alchemist Palette – Opal

Ostara is a celebration of fertility, growth and warmth, and in the Northern Hemisphere, during Ostara, it is also Easter. Easter was created as a Christian version of Ostara so that when the Catholics converted pagans, they could essentially keep doing what they were already doing but this way they wouldn’t be ‘sinning’. So, a great many of the Easter customs stem from paganism, including one that you probably wouldn’t have guessed.

One thing that is very popular for Easter and Ostara is Hot Cross Buns, and you might be wondering why pagans would bother eating them during this time if they’re thought of as a Christian food for Easter. The Hot Cross Bun is said, by Christians, to be a bun marked with a cross, to symbolise the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. However, the cross originally Celtic and it represented the union of male and female, symbolising fertility. Hot cross buns are descendants of the cakes offered by the Greeks to goddesses Artemis and Hecate. These cakes were round symbolizing the Full Moon, and were decorated with horns that formed a cross-shape and represented the four quarters of the lunar cycle.

I hope that you found this little fun fact interesting! I love this season so much and I’m really excited for the weather to start warming up! This season, I hope to start my herb garden and tend to it as long as I can while the weather is nice.

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