Goddess Ostara / Ēostre Candle Info Page

Ancient German Goddess of Spring & Dawn

About

Ostara, otherwise known as Ēostre, is the Germanic goddess of spring and dawn. Goddess Ostara presides over personal renewal, fertility and fruitfulness. Now that spring is here, it’s a good time to think about renewal in your own life. Ostara represents spring’s life force and earth’s renewal. Depicted as lovely as the season itself, in earlier writings She was also the Goddess of dawn, a time of new beginnings (spring being the figurative dawn of the year). The words East and Easter were both named after Ostara, because of the reference to the sun rising in the east, and the increase in sunlight beginning in the Celtic springtime. She’s celebrated during the spring equinox as the bringer of increased light and the balance between nighttime and daytime hours. Call upon Ostara to increase your fruitfulness, fertility, or to help you embark on new ventures.

This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:

On Ostara/Spring Equinox – March 21st (special ritual below provided for Imbolc)

When you wish to call Goddess Ostara’s energy into your life

To honor Goddess Ostara (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)

Fragrance: Wild Honeysuckle - A soft and delicate floral – reminiscent of a field of sweet, blooming honeysuckle.

Crystal: Moonstone

Colour: Light Blue

Herbs: Roses & Jasmine

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Goddess Ostara Mantras

Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Ostara’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.

"I am the balance of darkness and light

I am blooming and growing with the flowers

I am renewing and grounding myself with Mother Earth’s soil

I spread universal love with the light of the Sun.”

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"I blossom as Nature unfolds her leaves

I am rooted in the fertile soil of Mother Earth

I am filled with the life-giving light of the Sun

I am fresh and renewed with the coming of Spring.”

Goddess Ostara Offerings

Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Ostara:

Rabbits, eggs, colored eggs, new seedlings, daffodils, tulips, lambs, chicks, hot cross buns, serpents/dragons, feathers, fabrics that are yellow/purple, birch wood, Jasmine incense.

Ostara Ritual/Spring Equinox - March 21 (northern hemisphere)

The custom of giving eggs on Ostara was known to the early Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Gauls. The symbol of life, the egg, stands for our cosmic universe. Ostara is solar driven. The sun moves from watery Pisces to fiery Aries. Aries is a great “starter” sign, but can lose it’s momentum. Any magick done now should be supplemented with other rituals/practices/working later on.

Step 1: Set up your alter/sacred space as you like. Consider adding some of the offerings for Goddess Ostara that are suggested above.

Step 2: Cleanse your aura and your space. You can use a burn bundle, incense, sage spray or even use a broom to “sweep” the energy away (Order your Burn Bundle here to assist!)

Step 3: Light your Goddess Ostara candle and repeat the following mantra: “In so many ways we blossom and grow, In so many ways our intuition let’s us know. We are connected, beautiful and wise, a piece of the Universe, seen in our eyes. Flourishing in Spring, like a seedling sprout, A hold possibilities that never need doubt.”

Step 4:

Honor Goddess Ostara by doing any of the following activities:

  • Use a Tarot or Oracle deck and do the following spread from http://www.thecuriouscardslinger.co.uk/

  • Colour and empower eggs for health, wealth and prosperity.

  • Greet the morning in which the equinox arrives by getting up at sunrise and watch the sun at dawn for some quiet time with nature.

  • Spend at least thirty minutes outdoors communing with nature.

  • Bless seeds for your garden.

  • Journal using the following prompts: “What idea in your life is ready to hatch? What actions do you need to take?”

Step 5: Give thanks to Goddess Ostara for her blessings and snuff out your candle (if it has been burning for 2+ hours). You are welcome to keep the alter and offerings out for the Goddess if you wish.

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Candle Care Tips

Gems may fall towards wick once a large melt pool starts, if this happens just push it back towards the edge so it can burn properly or remove and enjoy your stone sooner. Once your candle is burned down your stone can be washed with soap and warm water to keep.

The first time you light your candle, you MUST let it burn for at LEAST 2 hours! The idea is to create a wax pool that reaches the sides of the candle to achieve an even burn every time it is lit. Burning for less time creates a tunnel that can lead to your candle putting itself out constantly and essentially rendering the candle useless.

Place candles in flameproof jars or cups to double the burn time. Always trim the wick before burning. Even if you’re relighting a candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When the wick is too long it will burn uneven and create soot/smoke.

Keep candles away from direct sunlight. Candles in direct sunlight will lose their colour.

Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. Always snuff out your spell candles as blowing (using the element Air) will undo all your hard work.

Candle Safety

Extinguish any candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep ensuring the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.

Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

Place burning candles at least 6 cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt each other, or create their own drafts that cause improper burning.


Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause glass containers to break.

Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick to 1/4 inch, then check for drafts before relighting.

Special care should be taken when burning spell candles that contain herbs. Always remove any labels, ribbons, adornments, make sure the candles not near burnable material and dust off any herbs/resins around the wick of the candle before lighting.

Do not leave burning candles unattended as they contain dried herbs and crystals. Keep candles away from pets and children and from anything flammable.