Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds, bees, and trees Ostara―also known as the Spring Equinox―is a time of renewal, a time to plant seeds as the earth once again comes to life. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing. Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers Meditations Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year. About the Author Kerri Connor is the leader of The Gathering Grove (a family-friendly, earth-based spiritual group) and has been practicing her craft for over 30 years. She is the author of four books, including Spells for Tough Times, and her writing has appeared in several Pagan magazines. Kerri is a cancer survivor and holds a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois where she lives with her husband, son, and a plethora of critters. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Kerri earned a BA in Communications. She is working to convert a portion of their land into a spiritual sanctuary. Visit her online at . Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles. Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.