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Cat's Bits March 19-25 Ostara Edition

Cat's Bits for the Week of March 19-25
Spring Equinox - Persephone Begins Her Journey Back to Earth
March Events:
March 20: Spring Equinox/ Ostara
March 27: New Moon at 10:57 pm EST
The Spring Equinox is associated with, or known as: Alban Eilir, Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz, No Ruz, Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and the Vernal Equinox.
"Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows' wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,
hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees."
- Rainer Marie Rilke, Early Spring
Spring Equinox - Persephone Begins Her Journey Back to Earth
By Lyn Goldberg
Spring Equinox is the time, according to Greek and Roman Myth that Persephone starts her journey back to Earth and her beloved Mother, Demeter. In the original myth Pluto kidnapped Persephone and took her to be the Queen of the Underworld.
Demeter (Mom) put her foot down and said unless my beloved daughter is returned I will not let anything grow. Her sadness over the loss of her daughter was so devastating that her tears were ice and her footfall left the ground frozen. Because of extenuating circumstances, basically, Persephone being responsible for her own actions, an agreement was made; Persephone would live with her Mom 6 months of the year and in the Underworld with Pluto 6 months of the year.
It is at the time of the Spring Equinox that Persephone begins her journey out of the Underworld. Over the cold darkness of the winter Persephone and Pluto have reunited. In the darkest time, Winter Solstice, Pluto and Persephone are finding the intimacy they crave by searching their inner worlds to know the unknown and bring the unconscious - conscious.
Daylight and darkness are equally represented at the Spring Equinox, which means Persephone is holding the balance between her two separate worlds.
It is the time to get clear on what from our inner musings to bring to the light and give form. Sort, determine what is useful, what isn't, and let go of anything that isn't bringing resonance (spring cleaning). This is a great time to consider a reading with an astrologer [] to consider the essences that are active in your life at this time.
This particular Equinox sets in motion a wave of activity and transformation. If you are clear on what it is you want to transform a profound sense of commitment and yes, discipline (not an ugly word!) can set in motion patterns that will powerfully unfold in the months and years to come.
Lyn Goldberg is an Evolutionary Astrologer with over 30 years of experience. She has developed AstroZod, a computer program to do online astrology readings. AstroZod makes it possible for the client to experience a reading using more than one of their senses. For information and a sample of how AstroZod works visit The Online Astrologer [].
Article Source: [] Spring Equinox - Persephone Begins Her Journey Back to Earth
Correspondences for Ostara
Colors: Green, Yellow
Activities include: planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites
Rituals: rituals of balance herb work - magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for prosperity/fertility, new beginnings, potential, action
Sacred Stones include all Jaspers, Amethyst, Aquamarine, and Bloodstone
Incense and Scents: african violet, jasmine, rose, sage and strawberry
Herbs & Flowers: Honeysuckle, Iris, Peony, Violet, Woodruff, Olive, Iris, Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils, Primrose, Crocus, all spring flowers
Symbols include four leaf clover, baskets, eggs, spring flowers, chicks, rabbits, budding twigs & flowers, sprouting bulbs
Food includes: lamb, eggs, seeds, leafy green vegetables, spiced or flower cupcakes, fruits, hot cross buns, sprouts, honey cakes
Deities: Deities: Fertility Deities, youthful deities, love goddesses, the Green Man, Gaia, Cerrunos, Eostre, Persephone, Thoth, Odin, Osiris, Isis, Venus, Pan, Athena
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