Spring Equinox is a chance to celebrate and harness the vibrant, fresh energy that is bursting through all around us. The days are equal length as the sun is coming to the midpoint in its journey from north to south. Its a time of balance and renewal.
This year it falls on the 20th of March and is traditionally celebrated until the following full moon (28th). So get your spring cleaning done, your glad rags on and celebrate the life force that is bursting through, it's time to take action on your dreams! There are so many ways to mark this special occasion whilst embracing your life and feeding all that you choose to create this year.
Cleanse – yourself and environment (spring clean)
Pastel colours – green, yellow, pink, purple, orange – dress in them , decorate the house in them, eat them
Plant seeds (your veg, flowers and your intentions)
Burn floral or citrus oils and incenses
Re-decorate you house
Create an altar – spring flowers, pictures, statues, painted eggs, seeds, symbols of what you want to grow this year.
Bake hot cross buns (representing the wheel of life and the four seasons), cakes and pancakes with lemon and lavender, bread and of course eggs any way you want them!
Also - soups, leafy greens , herbs
Be outside as much as possible, sit with trees connect with nature.
On the day of the equinox, light a fire at dawn.
In ancient English folklore the story is told of the goddess Ostara who originates from the German goddess Oestra. Her role is to awaken after the winter and bring in the spring. The story goes that one year she woke up late and as a consequence found a little bird who was dying of the cold. To make up for his suffering she blew on him and turned him into a hare. The hare was happy with his new form but also upset as it could no longer do the things it used to as a bird. Ostara then granted him the power to be able to fly and lay eggs once a year at the time of the Equinox. This is where we get the tradition of the Easter Bunny and why eggs feature so much at this time of year. The hare represents fertility and abundance, the hare being an animal that can actually fall pregnant whilst it is pregnant! The egg represents all potential, new life and represents both the masculine and the feminine. These symbols encompass the power and energy that spring brings. Enjoy the magic of the season, spring into action and make your celebration full of life and joy.
If you'd like to dive even deeper, as a part of our A Handpicked Life Membership we are hosting a two part Spring Equinox Ritual. Join us to celebrate and tune into nature. Lets further embody our intentions and harness that fresh life force of spring energy. On Friday 19th March in our 8am class we will focus on embodying our dreams so, bring along your journal and intentions and lets celebrate and water those seeds!
Then join us at dawn on Saturday 20th March where we will light a fire to symbolise the new beginning of the Spring Equinox. We will then meditate as a group and pour miracle grow onto our dreams. If you'd like to join us you can sign up to our membership and enjoy our 7 day free trial! We hope you enjoy the fresh life force of spring energy that is to come!
Happy Spring Equinox 🌿✨
May your intentions blossom and flourish in the months ahead!