Salt and Shadow

Spring Equinox

Ostara Ēostre Ôstara Austrō Aušrinė


The wheel of the year is symbol of the eight festivals of the Neo-Paganism and Wicca movement which includes the solstices and equinoxes. The modern Wheel of the Year was suggested by the scholar and mythologist, Jacob Grimm in his 1835 work, Teutonic Mythology. It was solidified in its present form by the 1950s or 60s, based on folk traditions from Celtic and Slavic cultures. Aidan Kelly, the academic and poet gave name to Ostara in 1974, and it was gradually popularized.


This is my favorite time of year. Go roll around in flowers and touch some dirt if you can.