Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Goddesses of the Vernal Equinox

Many Goddesses are thought of at the time of Ostara,

Saxon :  Eostre
          Germanic:  Ostara,  Spring
                            Ostare,  Dawn
Cannanite:  Astarte
           Greek:  Aphrodite

However you choose the source or how to celebrate,  the Vernal equinox is
the time to honor the Goddess and what she represents,
Fertility, Marriage and Re-birth of Man, Women, and our Mother Earth.

One of the most prominent symbols of the Vernal Equinox is the Egg.

Have you ever used natural fruit or vegetable dyes for your eggs?

Here are a few I have used over the years, especially when my four children were little,

Here are the ones that have worked best for me:

Yellow:   boil skins from yellow onions for about 2 minutes, let cool,
Green:  Spinach, boil the leaves for about 2 minutes, let cool,
Blue:  Red Cabbage, cooked, a can of Blueberries, strained of course, however,
if you leave some of the pulp I have noticed it works better,

I am experimenting with Avocado peals. The avocado is supposed
to give a mauve color. I will stew the peals, strain, cool,
and put in the hard boiled eggs,
I will let you know how this turns out next time,

Meanwhile, the sun is shinning this morning, definitely a Spring Sun!
Suppose to reach 40 degrees tomorrow!

So enjoy your weekend! Happy Egg Coloring!


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