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The members of SLPS met under descending sun and half moon on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 6pm to honor and celebrate the Germanic Goddess Ostara. The altar was decorated with flowers from the society garden-daffodils, the first to come up in spring. The circles were invoked, and a meditation to ground the members took place. Everyone enjoyed the song “Ostara” by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons.

The Goddess spoke to all present, giving them guidance for the new season of spring. Offerings of juice and eggs were given, and thanks for her continual support and blessings. Hern was honored as well, the young god with mighty loins who will soon marry the Goddess at Beltane.

The feat included baked chicken, potato salad, and succotash with lemon bunt cake for dessert. Some after dinner equinox gaming was in order, with a few rounds of Mahjong tiles and backgammon .

Ostara 2016, altar, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar center, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Camille Harris, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar at sunset, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming-Majong, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming- backgammon with Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Eostre was pleased! SLPS honored and celebrated Ostara on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm. This Spring Equinox was special because of a solar eclipse, super moon and the equinox trifecta, all on one day. Lots of juice to pull down for the ritual! The altar was set, offerings of boiled eggs and wine. A sprig of plum, flowered with beautiful pinks delicates, and yellow daffodils adorned the Goddess. Sacred music was played in her honor and the Lord Herne. A simple yet powerful right, keeping the traditions alive.

Ostara 2015, altar, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, altar center with boiled eggs, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, Goddess Ostara plaque with daffodils and plum spring flowers, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, ritual area, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, Muad’Dib, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, Piggy, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2015, Shy Fox, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The wheel has turned and it’s time to get the candles and eggs out for the Germanic Goddess Ostara, one of spring and the equinox! This year’s Ostara will be performed in the Wiccan fashion by President Muad’Dib. Ritual will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6pm with feasting around 7:30pm. We will be dying eggs the day before on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7pm in preparation for Ostara. You can find the ritual outline here! It will be held outside so dress warmly for early spring weather! Only those who came to Witches’ Tea may attend since this is a private ritual.

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Thanks to everyone who came and gave honor and thanks to the Goddess Ostara~! UUPS Met on Saturday, March 24, 2012 to honor the Goddess and welcome the Spring. We feel her blessing upon us and are grateful for her guidance. The ritual included poetry,  a guided journeying to meet Ostara, egg divination and thanks giving for all we have received. The journey work was performed by President Muad’Dib who led the members to a grove in trance to see the Germanic Goddess. Tears of joy were cried and messages received. The divination provided a good annual insight to the next year’s of work that people need to focus on.

The feasting had grilled chicken, potato salad, and wine.

Ostara 2012, L to R-Shy Fox, Fire Runner, Lunar Oak Spirit, and Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, L to R-Mustard Seed, Ember Fire, and Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Ember Fire as witch with east altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Center of Main altar, Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ostara 2012, main altar with Mustard Seed, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, South Altar Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, West altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostar 2012, North Altar, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, chicken mole enchiladas by Shy Fox for the feast, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Feast l to r: potato salad, grilled chicken, green salad, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Shy Fox (l) and Ember Fire Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2012, Feast, Back to Front-Fire Runner, Mustard Seed, Woman Between the Wolves, and Lunar Oak Spirit, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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President Muad’Dib had the unique opportunity to participate in an Ostara Ritual with our eastern brothers and sister in Rockingham, NC.

President Muad’Dib relates some of his experience, “I had the best time this past spring break. I drove up from Columbia, SC, where my parents live to Rockingham, NC, about a three hour drive up U.S. Hgwy 1 on Monday, March 21, 2011. I got there in time to meet up and drive ten minutes to a smaller town where the healing center was we would be renting for the space. We had an Easter egg hunt, in which I mowed everyone over and won, then we set up the five altars, one for each direction and the main altar, and waited for dark.  It got to be so late we finally had to bring them and do it.

The altars were so beautifully decorated with flowers, eggs and natural items. I was in the north and really loved using a dogwood branch for my wand. It still had the buds on it! I really enjoyed that. We listened as the high priestesses related the story of Ostara to us, then guided us into an egg for path working. We all meet the Green Man in front of an oak tree. We listened to what he had to say before leaving again. These are such great people!  We can learn a lot from the magic of the east!”

Ostara 2011, J. Mohlere (l) and Muad’Dib, U of U Pagan Society combined Ostara with Spirit of the Evergreens Coven, March 21, 2011 Pinehurst, NC

Ostara 2011, l to r Val Mohlere, Laura Redman, J. Mohlere, U of U Pagan Society combined Ostara with Spirit of the Evergreens Coven, March 21, 2011, Pinehurst, NC

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