As we approach the spring equinox, many Recon Heathens refute that to honor Springs arrival at the vernal equinox is somehow a “Neo-Pagan” holiday,(it’s NOT) and a “Heathen” shouldn’t honor that auspicious shift from winter to summer known as Spring.
I personally think this notion is limiting and silly.
I am an Animist, and everything I do reflects my veneration of Jord, Her cycles, and the wisdom and power I gain from uniting with all Her cycles; especially seasonal changes on my Homestead.
I will share some articles below about the equinox, and leave you, my beloved Tribe with this opinion: A Living Heathen gets their heads out of the books and gets their asses out into the big wide world to re-learn their place of power and honor within it. That can ONLY happen when one becomes fully engaged in the Earths cycles, weather, wildlife community, and rhythms.
As 21st century domesticated technology dependent creatures, this very lack of the basic Indigenous wisdom we have forgone since the industrial revolution has left us deaf, blind and dumb to the very forces that will help us excel in our evolutionary process.
I don’t celebrate Ostara because She is a Germanic Goddess(read STILL HEATHEN!) and I honor the Norse pantheon. However, I also honor the very cycles of the Earth/Nerthus because Jord is my primary Goddess. Don’t limit yourself and get locked into Dogma my dear readers; re-wild yourselves and do as our Ancestors did; fully live within the atmosphere of Jord, and She will help you flourish just as She helps all of Her Children, great and small!
*Note, the attached image is from years past, and this years equinox is on March 20!