Ostara is a fan favorite here at Solstice Sisters. Aside from the flowers in bloom and warmer weather, Ostara brings on a rush of rejuvenating energy that renews and balances the lingering energies of the winter season. Traditionally, pagans celebrated Ostara during the spring equinox, asking for abundance and fertility for their crops and livestock. Persephone was often depicted as rising from the Underworld, bringing life and warmth back to earth as Demeter loosened her wintery grip -- you can read more about Persephone’s rise here!
With the return of Spring and all of the lively energy that comes with it, it’s no surprise that Fae spirits are especially active this time of year. Hearing bells or seeing quick flashes of light are common occurrences in households blessed with the presence of Fae spirits, so don’t be too surprised if you see them running about. Ostara is the perfect time of year to leave offerings for your Fae spirits. In many traditions, it’s ritual to offer a homemade meal to the Fae to ensure that they bring you abundance and prosperity throughout the year.
While there are some people out there that will frown upon working with Fae spirits, the important thing to remember here is that the Fae are ancient beings, just as deities are. Keep in mind that many Fae are wary of humans because of the way they’ve been treated by our kind in the past. They demand respect because they have more than earned it, so approaching them should be done with the same dedication and honesty that you would approach a deity with. As long as you approach the Fae with the right intention and from a place of honor, they will return that same energy back to you.
Ash, our resident kitchen witch, especially loves to honor her Fae spirits during the spring equinox by giving them a traditional feast! Today, she’s sharing her own Ostara recipe for Fae Frittata Muffins that are specially made for her own Fae spirits, but can also be made to honor spring itself!
8 oz cream cheese
1 small tomato, chopped
4 oz button mushrooms, chopped
A sprig of fresh basil, chopped
½ tsp ground thyme
Salt & Pepper
Start by cleansing/blessing your space and ingredients. You can do this by burning your preferred smudge stick (such as sage or rosemary) or simply lighting a white candle and walking it around your kitchen before placing it on the counter.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (~176 degrees Celsius). While it preheats, blend together the eggs, cream cheese, thyme, and salt & pepper (to taste) until smooth. As you’re blending you can begin setting your intentions for this dish. Think of the abundance you seek. Envision yourself coming into this abundance and how it will bless your life. Feel your energy swirling from within. Release it into your mixture, still holding that place of intent in your mind.
Stir in the tomato, mushrooms, and basil. The tomatoes will set a loving tone while the mushrooms and basil will aid in attracting your Fae spirits.
Pour the mixture into a muffin tin filling each cup ¾ full, and put the filled muffin tin into the oven and allow to bake 20-25 minutes (until the center is firm). Allow to cool, then serve!
To leave your Fae Frittata Muffin as an offering to the Fae, dedicate a small space or altar as an area for them to dine, leaving out items they can use as chairs and plates/bowls such as seashells, thimbles, buttons, dice, pretty much any small nick-nack will do! Light a tea light candle as a symbol of welcoming the Fae to the space, then leave out a muffin for them to dine on! You can also leave small servings of wine or juice -- they love libations!
After a day or two, you can dispose of the offerings by burying it in the earth so that the earth can recycle the energy. Enjoy your Ostara feast with the Fae and invite their blooming, bright energy into your home!