What are you planting this Spring Equinox?
It is also celebrated as a time of fertility, regeneration and rebirth. The goddess Ostara (Eostre) is the patron of spring. Our word for the female hormone estrogen derives from her name. Festivals are held in her honor celebrating the resurrection of the Sun. One famous celebration is that of Easter. It is celebrated by calculating the first full moon after the Equinox. Brightly colored eggs, chicks and bunnies are symbols for this time of year. The eggs symbolized fertility and new life. Many midwives and healers would use an egg and hold it over the stomach of a pregnant women to predict the sex of the unborn child. The beautifully decorated eggs were also used to make wishes for abundance and prosperity for the coming year.
Prepare Your Mind, Body and SpiritThis spring I will be doing a spring cleanse to balance and detox my body. I think it is important to try to cleanse with each new season but sometimes we do get off balance. I know I have. With the arrival of my daughter I kinda forgot how important self care was. So to get back on track I will be utilizing two powerful programs. The first is the Perfect Health 21 day meditation by Oprah and Deepak Chopra. I have completed my first week and it has been wonderful to be able to clear away all old patterns of thinking when it comes to my body as well as set new intentions. It is not too late for you join me on this journey!
The second tool I would like to share with you is the Radiant Goddess Program. This is a 21 day program that will give you all of the tools you need to get in to shape both mental, physically and spiritually. This program has everything a goddess needs from a meal plan, recipes, fun exercises, projects for motivation, meditations and coaching videos to help you stay on track. All this will be delivered to you daily via email. So if you are looking to shed a few pounds or just want to learn to be more healthy this spring this is a wonderful investment! Grab a friend and do it together :)
Spring RitualsRituals of course are another powerful tool to utilize during this time. It will increase the power of what every your intention is for this spring. Here are a few to consider or you can make up your own (those are the most powerful). You can make use of these herbs during this time for your magic as well: lily of the valley, tansy, lavender, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, lovage, lilac, violets, lemon balm, dogwood, honeysuckle, oakmoss, orrisroot, sunflower seeds, rose hips, oak, elder, willow, crocus, daffodil, jonquil, tulip, broom (Scotch or Iris), meadowsweet, acorn, trefoil (purple clover), vervain.
- Decorate you altar to invite the energy of the goddess Ostara. You can place fresh spring flowers. Add light green candles. Use incense made of jasmine or get jasmine oil. Also place a earthenware bowl with soil and seed to symbolize planting your intentions. You also add a letter noting your intention on your altar. Add these garnet, clear quartz, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, amazonite, and agate for extra energy.
- You can use a hard boiled egg and set your intentions on the egg and then eat it
- You can wear green clothing
- You can also do a seed blessing ritual