How to Welcome Spring Equinox

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s…so how did we get to spring already? Wherever the past couple of months have gone, I couldn’t be happier to ring in a new season and shake off the weight of winter. And with retrograde ending on the 28th, the timing couldn’t be better for the energy of new beginnings that spring equinox brings!

But what does that even mean?

Otherwise known as the vernal equinox, spring was historically – and obviously – most associated with new crops and blooming agriculture, particularly in paganism. But the energy that this season brings knows no limits as cultures and religions both ancient and new are known to have traditions taking place during this time of the year such as Easter and Passover.

Spring equinox is also a time, just like autumn, when day and night are equal in length. If you think about it, there’s a ton of symbolism in this. For one, we associate the season with new opportunities so it makes sense that you would want to leverage a restart during a time when the sun and moon are equally presented to you, offering balance and clarity.

So how do you manifest all the spring goodness you want? Here are some ways to get your energy right for this blooming season: 

There’s truth in the phrase, “spring cleaning”. Every new season is a perfect opportunity to clean your space with spring being no exception. Clean your home both literally and spiritually by burning sage or an alternative. After you’ve set your space back to neutral, you can bring good vibes in by burning a bit of lemongrass.

Whether or not you have a green thumb, digging in the dirt does a soul good. Take this time as an opportunity to get your hands a little dirty by planting in the garden, repotting your houseplants, or maybe volunteering at a local community garden. Attract new energy by sowing new life.

Splurge and bring some greenery into your life by bringing home a bouquet. Whether you pick the flowers yourself or shop at a local market, they’ll give you the pick-me-up you need to welcome spring.

Use the power of scent and air to channel the goddess of spring, Ostara. Check out this great citrus formula by Seattle’s own The Hoodwitch to learn more.

 


Sources:

Wigington, Patti. “The History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox.” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 23 Jan. 2019, http://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-ostara-the-spring-equinox-2562485.

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