The winter is finally leaving us. With a little more lightness in our steps, we enter the month of the spring (or vernal) equinox. This is the time when day and night are of equal length and we begin to feel the promise of the sun on our faces as the days become longer than the nights. Is it any wonder that traditions celebrating youth, rebirth, and all green things are prevalent this time of year?
According to some modern groups, the Anglo-Saxon (one of the Germanic tribes) spring goddess Eostre is believed to have been the origin of the terms Easter and east as well as traditions such as painted eggs and the Easter bunny.
The egg is a symbol of rebirth and the hare a symbol of fertility. She later came to be known as Eostara or Ostara, which is the Wiccan name for this holiday. She is sometimes also associated with the dawn or even thought to be the dawn itself. She heralds the bringing of the light and warmth.
Coinciding with the Super Moon this year is Spring Equinox
from Pagan Holidays – Spring Equinox – Squidoo