This is a time of renewal for many beliefs. In many Christian faiths it is the season of Lent, the 40 days where a person takes inventory of life, does penance for any wrongs, and practices self denial of vices in preparation for the arrival of their Risen Lord on Easter Sunday. This year the New Moon before Ostara happens to coincide with Lent. Many Pagan believers use this time until the next new moon at the Equinox for 28 days of renewal, refocusing and prayer.
It is a time to regroup, reflect, and renew. No matter what faith we identify with, sometimes we all need that time for ourselves to rediscover what we are truly capable of.
I will also be using this time to plan a Spring Feast for my friends using a new mini Cook-book written by Zedral Z (also known as Nar) Recipes for Ostara (also available in Kindle format). It will be a nice deviance from tradition, with some fun food and friendship to go with it.