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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring Equinox Altar 2019

Spring Equinox Altar 2019

The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring, represented by fertility, new life, and new beginnings. The Sun is growing in strength and Mother Earth is waking up after a long slumber. Life is returning and with it comes flowers, bees, rabbits, birds, eggs, and eventually fruits. With these themes in mind, I designed a much simpler altar, using items I already had around my home.

Spring Equinox Altar 2019


1. Silk Flowers- The flowers flanking the altar represent the first flowers of spring and thus new life. The pinks and purple symbolize love and harmony, as the equinox is characterized by equal day and night. I would have liked to include fresh flowers this year, but the daffodils are done blooming at this point in Georgia, another symbol of spring. (Where did I get it: Dollar Tree 2017; Cost: $1 each)

Spring Equinox Altar 2019

2. Ceramic and Marble Eggs- Eggs are predominant symbols of Ostara and the Spring Equinox. They represent fertility, new life, and new beginnings, again characteristics of spring. These particular eggs have been on my altar each year. My mother made the ceramic eggs and my grandmother passed the marble egg down to me. She used to collect eggs. The greens, pinks, and blues are also associated with spring, adding to the overall spring theme.  (Where did I get it: Free; a gift from my family. These could easily be replaced with plastic eggs for $1; Egg holder: Target 2018; $1)


Spring Equinox Altar 2019

3. Tree Agate, Quartz, and Rose Quartz- The tree agate, one of my new crystals, symbolized new life. It gets its name from the tree life pattern that forms across the surface, making it associated with plants, gardening, and abundance. The rose quartz represents love and patience which leads to new life. The quartz simply amplifies the magic of the altar. (Where did I get it: Purchased at various metaphysical stores; Cost: $5) 


Spring Equinox Altar 2019

4. Ceramic Rabbit- This rabbit has shown up on my altar every year as well. I absolutely love him! Rabbits, due to their rapid breeding, are strongly associated with fertility, new life, and new beginnings. They are also one of the first animals to appear in the spring, making them considered the harbingers of spring. (Where did I get it: Hobby Lobby 2017; Cost: $3)

TOTAL COST: ~$10

Spring Equinox Altar 2019

Like my other altars, most of the items I use are found or purchased for around $1, although if the items must be purchased by you, then the cost will be higher. I hope you find this sort of break down helpful, especially those of you looking to create Instagram perfect altars on a budget!

How did you celebrate the Spring Equinox/Ostara this year?

2 comments :

  1. I really love your Ostara altar. I went with more of a general Spring theme this year, with a few nods to the holiday. The ceramic and marble eggs you used are absolutely adorable. You can check mine here: https://www.tarotandwitchcraft.com/my-spring-altar/

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    1. Thank you! The ceramic eggs were made by my mother before I was born I believe and the marble eggs were collected by my step-grandmother. When my grandfather died, my step-grandmother downsized and I ended up with some of her collection. I like to connect to my family as much as possible in my craft, and use things that has belonged to family members when I can. I love how simple and neat your spring altar is. I'm over the cluttered altars I see others have. They are nice and I know they serve their purpose, but they give me such anxiety! Haha! I am such a type A neat freak! Thank you for reading and sharing your altar with me. :)

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