What is the Spring Equinox?
Happy Spring Equinox, also known in Pagan traditions as Ostara! The promise of Spring is here, and it’s time to celebrate and honor the renewal of the Earth!
Spring Equinox marks the beginning of a new cycle and new life is beginning to spring forth! We are starting to see life emerging from the Earth and with this energy awakens our own growth, fertility and creation!
The sun and moon spend equal time in the sky balancing out the light and dark. With each coming day, the light will overtake the dark as the days get longer, marking the time of year when the Sun rules the sky. We are officially moving into the light half of the year!
Intention Setting with the Spring Equinox
This is such a powerful time to create and set intentions! Everything is starting to burst as life grows and expands toward the Sun. We are creators by nature; we have the potential to create our reality, shape our future through our thoughts, our beliefs, our choices and the actions we take. So really think about it: what do you want to create? What do you want to build? What kind of energy do you want to step into this Spring Equinox?
As we set our intention on this day, we will continue to nurture this intention in the weeks and months to follow as it grows into its fullest potential and manifestation. Just as a flower doesn’t grow in a day, we must have patience, have care and love towards these intentions we set.
So jump on that forward momentum, plant those seeds and watch your intentions grow!
Items You Will Need for your Ritual:
a small pot
a small cup of water
seeds of choice
pen + paper
candle (green is a perfect choice for growth and fertility)
your intention + crystal from your Imbolc ritual (if you participated)
any other items for your sacred space or altar
tarot/oracle cards (optional)
Spring Equinox Ritual for Growth
Set up your SACRED SPACE by placing anything around you (or on your altar) that generate energy (flowers, plants, crystals such as Citrine, Pyrite, Red Garnet, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz etc).
CLEANSE + PURIFY the air by burning herbs, incense, diffusing essential oils or lighting beeswax candles.
GROUND YOURSELF by taking deep, slow breaths, feeling your energy descend into the Earth. This helps to quiet our minds, settle our energy and deepen our connection to Spirit, the Universe, God, Source (whatever your connection to the divine may be).
MEDITATE upon what you want to bring forth, create or step into as we expand towards the light. Feel your intention growing within you; embody the creation you are setting forth on this Equinox. Ask for CLARITY, INSIGHT or GUIDANCE. Pull any tarot/oracle cards, or simply stay quiet and let the answers arise.
When you feel really clear about your intention, write it on your piece of paper.
Now you’re going to PLANT your intention. (If you have your intention + crystal from Imbolc, you are going to place these at the bottom of your pot, followed by today’s written intention.) Cover it all with soil. Finally, plant your seed(s) on top.
Repeat your intention out loud as you water your seeds, VISUALIZING your intention growing to its fullest expression.
LIGHT your candle as you continue to hold your intention strong within your heart and mind. Stay quiet for as long as it feels right.
Before closing your ceremony, pick 3 things in this moment you are GRATEFUL for. Really feel that gratitude resonate through your whole being. REALLY feel it.
Let your candle burn all the way down. If there is any remaining wax, you can add it to your soil. Keep your pot in a window surrounded by any items from your ritual, and every time you water it, repeat your intention.
May you continue to grow and expand on your journey. Wishing you so much abundance, joy + love this Spring Equinox.
To celebrate the upcoming Full Moon in Libra, there’s a wonderful ritual in which you will make a “moon tea” to instill love, beauty + balance: Full Moon in Libra Ritual for Balance.