Ostara Incubation – 17 Tarot NaPoWriMo

Happy Easter, Happy Ostara. An ancient holiday that has held onto bits and traditions through the centuries. Birds turned into hares with colored eggs. Egg a symbol of fertility. Estrogen, Maiden Goddess Eostre, Eastre, Easter marries the Greenman, spring’s rebirth, Jesus’s rebirth and rise from the dead as spring rises from the dead of winter.

The Ostara Incubation card is staged on my Easter centerpiece. It is comical because a rooster would not lay eggs. He is not doing a good job of guarding them either because the chocolate eggs keep disappearing.  Enjoy the poem and the holiday!

Day 17 of National/Global Poetry Writing Month (AKA NaPoWriMo). Card from “Witches’ Wisdom” deck by Barbara MeikleJohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters, art by Richard Peters.

17 Ostara Incubation card by Barbara MeikleJohn-Free. Flavia Kate Peters and Richard Crookes

Vernal equinox
when day measures the night.
Hens lay again
awaiting fertilization.
Underground stirrings
Unfolding white-green.
Eastre, Goddess of spring and dawn,
Bright morning
Waking to industry
for it is the mundane,
our labors,
incubating our egg
that births the promises.



About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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