Mar 15, 2014
Ostara is special for many reasons, perhaps the most obvious is that it gets mixed with a seemingly parallel Christian celebration which has nothing to do with Ostara! It may have a similar-sounding name, but similarity ends there. Ostara has its own very important meaning.
What's amazing to me is that it shows a necessary passage in the Wheel of the Year and in the life of the God/King, but it also represents a point in people's lives which seems to get overlooked. It is observed by people who live in the bounds of traditions which still have such a rite of passage for people, but most mundane people don't really bother with it.
Sabbats do not just offer celebrations, they offer lessons as well!