I'm not sure why we should be surprised that Pagans celebrated Goddess Ishtar in the Spring. After all, with her symbols the egg and the rabbit she was sending a very strong message: Spring is all about sexuality and fertility. Why it should be surprising in any way that old time Christians in an attempt to convert pagan worshipers re-branded celebrations such as Easter from pagan rituals and Goddesses. It's our human history; it's what we do. We like to change stories to suit our own needs. But in both Passover and Easter, the symbol of the egg is on stage.
Spring is all about the egg! It's a time of renewal and rebirth. A time that is rich with sexuality and fertility. And I love saying that mid-life women stop making the egg and become the egg!
So how are you going to use it? Can you imagine diving into as your own personal celebration of freedom, renewal and rebirth?
Whatever we choose in life, it requires an action. Is this a time of renewal in your life or rebirth? This Spring are you breaking bonds in an expression of freedom as the Jews did in the story of Passover? What are you creating in an expression of fertility?
What rituals, and choices can you make to bring Spring into your body?
For me, I bought myself a butterfly necklace as a symbol of my own transformation and freedom this Spring. I love wearing it, it's a reminder of a change in my life. Sometimes, choosing a totem for an intention is very helpful and actually comforting. It can keep you on track.
Choose to put your attention on something. Is it your relationship with your body? How will you renew that? Or play in Spring time sexuality? Can you commit to something that will keep your focus on your goal?
The Spring is a rich time. Create an intention for your Spring and then come dance in the flowers. Isn't it time for you to come out of your hibernation?