Today we welcome the Vernal Equinox, otherwise known as the Spring Equinox to the UK.
With its arrival comes a wave of infectious excitement as many tribes, communities and spiritual folk join hands to honour and celebrate the beginning of the season of abundance.
Whilst I appreciate that every season carries its own beautiful bounty, Spring has to be my favourite and days like today remind me why. There is an almost unspoken ‘buzz’ that fills the air as collective energy refreshingly upgrades and becomes nothing short of life giving.
For anyone who has followed my work for a while (thank you), you will know that for the last year or so I have written blogs around the Solstice and Equinox arrivals. Usually by sharing my plans for celebrating these important occasions or by providing you with insights into what you can expect from the season ahead.
This year, I believe that there are a growing number of people looking to connect to the Spring Equinox. Perhaps new to their journey, they may be unsure of how to invite in the energies of this season or what is the ‘best’ way to celebrate it today. The truth is, as always, there is no right or wrong and the ‘best’ way is to simply follow your heart or tribe into worship and service.
However, I am on hand with my top tips to give you some ideas of how to spend your Spring day!
1. Find a circle, a tribe or a gathering
Spring is the ultimate season of connection, and for many being close to like-minded kin is a must today.
There will no doubt be an array of Equinox inspired events in your area, either today or within the window of its potent energies. Pagan temples, Avalonian landmarks and Wiccan fellowships will have open doors and arms today if you are called to join them. From sitting in ceremonial circle to attending a sacred site, being amongst like minded or attuned communities will really set the tone for the coming months.
2. Build or change your altar
You will have perhaps seen me share my pictures on social media this week, following my newly dressed Spring altar.
I find this to be one of the most exciting and humbling experiences. Having a space within your home or garden to honour and give thanks for the approaching season is a wonderful tool of connection. It becomes a focal point for Spring and encourages you to gather and craft as you source seasonal treats.
Whether you are about to dress your altar for Ostara or like me you choose to create an over-lighting Goddess of Spring, changing your altar to reflect the colours, fruits and energies of this season is a great way to connect and a fun thing to do today.
3. Dig for victory
Spring is known for being the time to sow new seeds of intention as we finally break free from the shackles of Winter.
It is the season of rebirth and nature, so what better time to get out into the garden. Weeding, garden maintenance and planting are great ways to watch the season unfold, as you will have the pleasure of witnessing the fruits of today’s labour take root over the next 3 months. Garden centres are lovely and inspiring places to spend an Equinox. Treat yourself to a new (or second hand) pot, some pretty plants and a handful of seeds and get your hands in the earth…the source of all connection.
4. Cleanse and clean
It’s not called ‘Spring cleaning’ for nothing!
Today is an open portal to release the old and to make way for the new. Giving the house a deep clean, finding homes for that surface clutter and even clearing out the wardrobe of Winter and unwanted clothes is a great thing to do today.
Follow this up with a cleansing smudge using tools such as sage, palo santo or even floral room sprays and Bach remedies (Crab Apple and Walnut are particularly cleansing!) whilst asking any energy that no longer serves you to leave your home. If weather allows, crack those windows open to visualise it leaving and the clean renewed air filling its void.
5) Book a treatment
Booking a therapy such as Reiki, Crystal Healing or any treatment that supports the flow of energy around and out of the body is a loving gift to yourself and makes the transition into a new season that much more seamless.
This is even a great time to start a new Bach mix, especially if you’re feeling sluggish, lack confidence to seize this next phase or need motivating to go out and grab Spring’s opportunities.
6) Craft, bake and make
Spring encourages us to get creative and to start new projects.
Making our homes the focus of our attention creates strong foundations and encourages us to invite others in to share our space. Today, start that up-cycling project you have been meaning to or give the walls a lick of brightening paint. Make something from scratch or even mend it.
Crafts, baking and DIY projects have Spring written all over them so get busy today and try something new.
Perhaps even sign up for an art class or further studies of interest…Spring encourages you to try something new so ride on the coat-tails of this energy change.
7) Give an offering
Perhaps one of my favourite things to do and the ultimate way to invite Spring into your life in my opinion.
Select seasonal flowers and fruits, bio-degradable items, protective tigers eye or loving rose quartz, and if you are lucky enough to be bleeding at this time then even add your menstrual blood in a gift to Gaia.
Take a stroll, follow you heart and leave your offering nestled by an inviting tree or within a babbling brook with a few words of gratitude and intention for the coming months.
8) Get active in nature
Getting out in nature for a stroll with your fur baby or even a jog along to your favourite music are other great tools of connection.
Why not practice some mindfulness whilst you are doing it. Noticing how your body is feeling whilst exercising or even allowing your eyes to wander in amazement at the abundant fields, the scenes of green or the blue skies.
If you can muster-up nothing more today than a hop, skip or once around the block then you have done something to honour the day.
9) Visit a farm or butterfly house
Butterflies are such a vision of metamorphosis and remind us of the beauty in change.
Their synchronicity seems rather plentiful this season and witnessing them going about their business with their new wings today can be a lovely way to spend an Equinox. Visit a butterfly house and if you are able to, ask one of the experts to teach you more about how they mate, eat and their life expectancy…it’s fascinating!
Or perhaps visit a community project or farm. Often at this time of year it’s lambing season and you may be lucky enough to feed one. Being amongst baby animals and animals in general can be a restorative feeling and a Spring feel good factor.
10) Answer your hearts calling!
Perhaps an obvious tip, but maybe not!
Too many of us feel that there is a right and wrong way of doing things and that honouring a seasonal change warrants spiritual bells and whistles…but it doesn’t!
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, going to Glastonbury is no more enlightening than going to the end of your garden if you are not called to be there and are simply following suit. Your heart, when open and free of ego, is your own personal sat nav to Spring. Allow her to guide you to where you need to be and what you need to do today. If you feel inspired to do any of the other 9 suggestions then do it. If you have a ‘random’ place pop into your head, then visit it. If your body is tired and you need rest today, then rest.
Answering your hearts calling today is ultimately the best way to spend a Spring Equinox.
Have a wonderful Spring everyone, however you choose to connect today, it’s coming and it’s going to be great!
Yours in love and Spring-light,
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