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    Ostara 2013

    There is still another two weeks until it, but I figured it would be appropriate to make this thread now to aid others in gaining inspiration.

    What are you doing for Ostara, and how are you going to celebrate the Spring Equinox?

    When it is finished, mind sharing some Ostara Altar pictures?

    I will get my own up within a few days. I will be celebrating with a good friend of mine who recently dedicated herself to Wicca. This will be her first Sabbat. We're going to dye and paint some eggs, make candles, bake goodies, and plant some flowers

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    My altar is already decorated (if I wish for Spring hard enough, will it come?)

    I'm transplanting my aloe plant later today, and I'll probably do a little ritual or something, but most of my Spring Equinox celebrating actually gets worked into Easter. I just can't NOT dye eggs on Easter, it seems wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    My altar is already decorated (if I wish for Spring hard enough, will it come?)

    I'm transplanting my aloe plant later today, and I'll probably do a little ritual or something, but most of my Spring Equinox celebrating actually gets worked into Easter. I just can't NOT dye eggs on Easter, it seems wrong.
    I don't dye them anymore, I squirt out the insides and paint them and give them away as gifts, but I feel you for this...
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    my altar! Normally I'd post it in the altar thread, but since it's all Springed out, I'll post it here.

    This is the bottom half of my altar (in truth, my dresser top) the rest of my altar lives on the purple shelf that I've cut out of the pic. All the little yellow things are tiny fluffy chicks, there are enough candles to warrant a fire hazard, and the whole month of March I keep fresh potted flowers. I had crocuses initially, but when they finished flowering, I replaced it with daffodils, which is what's there right now.

    And my offering bowl has chocolate easter eggs in it!

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    Your altar is beautiful, Vol I'm still working on getting mine to feel "right".

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    It is all springed-out!
    I love all the little yellow chicks!
    how do ya make the candles stand w/o holders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    my altar! Normally I'd post it in the altar thread, but since it's all Springed out, I'll post it here.

    This is the bottom half of my altar (in truth, my dresser top) the rest of my altar lives on the purple shelf that I've cut out of the pic. All the little yellow things are tiny fluffy chicks, there are enough candles to warrant a fire hazard, and the whole month of March I keep fresh potted flowers. I had crocuses initially, but when they finished flowering, I replaced it with daffodils, which is what's there right now.

    And my offering bowl has chocolate easter eggs in it!

    Yikes! I would put those tapers in holders, otherwise you'll have your altar ready for Beltane's bonfire. Even a small shake of the surface while those candles are lit can send them tumbling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterTraditions View Post
    Yikes! I would put those tapers in holders, otherwise you'll have your altar ready for Beltane's bonfire. Even a small shake of the surface while those candles are lit can send them tumbling!
    I guess I assumed they were held in place with something, I don't think if they were straight out of the box tapers they would stand at all, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria de Luna View Post
    I guess I assumed they were held in place with something, I don't think if they were straight out of the box tapers they would stand at all, right?
    I don't know about you, but I'm sure mine would stand if I tried. ^^;

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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Part of our Spring Equinox celebration is decorating the house with appropriate symbolism, so we don't have any of ours out yet! But there will be a lot to do this Equinox, so I will surely have a ton of photos to share! We're having a ritual and party with some friends and friends-of-friends this year. Holi is a week after the Equinox, so I'm looking forward to that, too!

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