This is the Celtic festival of Oestre or Ostara, Goddess of Light, and the vernal equinox where balance between Night and Day arrives and opposites are equal.
This season is an opportunity for us to come into balance with ourselves, to recognise both what stirs inside and how this manifests in the outer world. To symbolise this is the gift of Oestre bringer of Eggs, full of potential and fertility, ready to hatch and emerge into the world as new life.
For the Celts, celebrating Imbolc was an important turning of the wheel of the year and a time for the returning hope as the light was visibly increasing and the days lengthening. It was a time of the Earth showing signs of growth and the start of a new growing season, but all still internal and pregnant and expectant of the new season to come.