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Spring Equinox Celebrations

Working with the wheel of the year has been a regular spiritual practice for me for over 20 years. The timing of connecting with a new holiday every six weeks, feels just about right to me. That must be why I have continued to use this practice for more than 25 years. I appreciate the opportunity to check in on my spiritual life, reassess and make adjustments relative to the current season. This remaking of my spiritual practices every six weeks works for me. If I have fallen off track or gotten busy with other parts of my life, this check in point around the wheel of the year allows me to drop back into my personal spiritual practices.

One of the ways I enjoy working with seasonal practice is by paying attention to the energies of each season and replicating those energies in my life. This time of year is a great moment to begin something new. Spring Equinox is the beginning of the astrological calendar and this year(2023) it coincides with a new moon. Here are some energies to consider when you are planning your celebrations.

Energy of the season:

joy, happiness, gratitude, excitement.

Colors of the season:

lavender, light blue, green.

Working with crystals and stones are another way to work with the energies of the seasons. You can put these crystals on your altar, on your desk at work or even wear them as amulets or talismans.

Crystal of the season:

clear quartz, rose quartz, lapis Lazuli, amazonite, garnet.

Many witches work with herbs and plant medicine. Including herbs in your teas, or even just having these flowers on your altars can increase your feeling of connection to a season.

Herbs of the season:

Roiboos, lavender, thyme, lilac, lemon balm, rose hips, chamomile.

Crafting magical items is another way to spend time, contemplating the seasonal change. This time of year we see lots of secular as well as Christianity celebrating spring with dyed eggs, images of bunny rabbits and lots of green! Its easy to find per-packaged egg dyeing kits, stuffed animal bunnies and other imagery that invokes a feeling of abundance, new beginnings and the promise of spring. I like to recommend people research natural dyes for egg dyeing as it is more environmentally friendly and safer for our bodies and the environment. Here are list of crafts to consider for your spring equinox celebrations!

Crafts for the season:

Dyeing Eggs- using natural dyes

Egg hunt

Sprout seedlings in egg shells

Egg Rattles

Connecting with earth in a conscientious way this time of year can be soul nourishing as well. Find a place to enjoy a Sit Spot. A Sit Spot is a place in nature that you can return to over time that begin to develop a relationship. Find a place where you can sit and observe nature for around twenty minutes. Here are a few other nature connection practices you might try.