The public is invited to a celebration of the spring equinox at Ardantane on Friday, March 17 at Ardantane. In a time that has seemed bleak to many, we will find hope and renewal together.
In Celtic tradition, this holiday is called Ostara, after a Germanic goddess of spring who lent her name to the Christian observance, Easter. The goddess represents the fertility, rebirth, renewal, and blossoming of the spring season.
Bunnies and decorated eggs have symbols of the season for more than two thousand years. The rabbis stand for fertility and are also associated with moon goddesses in ancient legends from Britain to China. The eggs are signs of new life, and in some ancient myths the universe emerged from a Cosmic Egg.
Participants are invited to arrive at the Ardantane dome at 6:00 pm or so, and the ritual will begin at 6:30. Wear warm and colorful clothing—whatever feels festive—and bring a dish or beverage to share at the potluck feast afterward.
There is no charge for sabbat celebrations at Ardantane, although donations are always welcome. These events are family-friendly.
If you need directions to Ardantane or have questions about the program, call Amber at (505) 469-7777.