English witches celebrate March 25 as Lady Day, the return of the Goddess from the Underworld.
In Wales, Ostara was known as Lady Day and signified the official return of the Goddess from her long winter hibernation.
This is the month of the Hag, the Time of the Old Woman, notorious for bad weather. In the Scottish Highlands, each week of March has a name: the Sweeper, the Whistler, the Sharp-Billed One, and the Cailleach-the Hag herself. At this season, the folk who sail the North Sea ask kindness of Aegir and Ran, God and Goddess of weather and tides.
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