Ever since I can remember I have always loved the change of seasons. I am fascinated by the Solstices and Vernal or Autumnal Equinox. The first day of spring and fall is the day when the amount of daylight and darkness are even. In the last year I have studied more of the Pagan beliefs and have enjoyed getting to know the ancient festivals and traditions of the natural changes of the seasons. I knew the Yule traditions were
Try this today: go outside with a raw egg and find a reasonably level place. For a few moments just before and just after the equinox, you can balance the egg upright (wider end down) by simply setting it down on the ground. It should stand up all by itself. This little "trick" brings together two of the most potent aspects of this holiday: the balancing of the earth's gravity midway between the extremes of light and dark at Winter and Summer Solstice; and the symbolism of the egg.
Ostara is a festival of fertility. The fertile earth and the beginnings of new life. Rabbits and eggs are Pagan symbols of fertility.
Anyone who has kept rabbits as pets or knows anything about their biology know that these cute furry creatures reproduce rapidly, and often! Sexual activity is the root of all of life: to honor this activity is to honor our most direct connection to nature.
An egg is also a symbol of fertility and with chicks, they emerge wobbly and slimy from their eggs only to become fluffy, yellow and cute within a few hours.
Some of the things one can do to celebrate Ostara are; planting, start a herb garden, take a walk in nature and do all the Easter related activities.
I say; yes go enjoy nature. But also, "Be an egg" (go get laid) or "Go f*ck like a bunny!"