Easter and the Season of Rebirth
By Jane Lyle
The annual Easter festival is a wonderful springtime mosaic of celebrations, many with ancient pagan origins. It’s named (in English) after a mysterious Saxon dawn goddess, Eostre, and its date is calculated using the phases of the Moon. Nature is bursting with life and energy – so much is fresh and new. We can all honour that amazing feeling of rebirth now – you really don’t have to be religious to find springtime joy. Just go for a walk in the park, enjoy some fragrant spring flowers, listen to the birdsong…..