*Spring Equinox Ritual*

Spring Equinox Ritual

The focus of spring is of the giving and sustaining of life. The ritual of the spring equinox has a focus of love, life, and hope. It is a celebration of being alive and opportunity and possibility of growth, change, and improvement.

Rituals in the spring time usually include music, or dance, or drumming, or sex along with meditations of expansion. And with the activities that area associated with the celebration of life, is usually taking seeds and blessing them, and then scattering the blessed seeds with the wind or planting the seeds in the earth. .

Example of a Spring Ritual (may be done Alone or with a Partner)

Preparations

Prepare a ritual cloth, such as a square cloth, sheet, or blanket. Lay the ritual cloth on the ground and place an object in the north corner that represents the earth to you (such as rock, seeds for example). In the south corner place something that represents fire (a candle, or charcoal, or a match, for example). In the corner facing the east, place something that represents the wind to you (such as a feather or an arrow, or something that flies in the air, for example). In the corner facing west, place an object that represents water (such as a shell, or water). Take a glass, goblet, or container that can hold seeds and place the seeds in the glass. Change your attire to something comfortable and that you only wear during a ritual. This may be a robe, for example. You are now ready to begin your ritual.

The Ritual Event

Take the goblet of seeds and stand in the center of the ritual cloth. Present the goblet of seeds to the earth corner and give thanks and honor to the earth for life, for love, for hope, and whatever comes to mind. Turn your body and present the goblet of seeds to the fire corner and again give thanks and honor to fire for life, love, hope, and whatever else comes to your mind. Now turn and face the wind corner and again give thanks and honor to the wind for life, love, hope, etc. And now turn and face the water corner and give thanks and honor to the water for life, for love, for hope, and whatever else comes to your mind. Turn and face the earth corner again and sit in the center of the ritual cloth and give the goblet and seeds to the earth corner. Say a blessing on the earth, on humanity, your family, your friends, and yourself.

You may continue to sit in the center of the circle and do a meditation or you may want to just sit and “be” . You may even feel a connection to others who may be conducting a ritual on the spring equinox, or you may feel a connection to the mother earth and or to someone else, such as your guide or your higher self.

You can conclude the event when you feel you want to. There is no set time needed.

You can now either plant or scatter the seeds, or you can keep the seeds in the goblet until you have an opportunity to plant them (sometime later in the week, for example).

You do what you feel is appropriate and what action and words may help you connect with the earth, to life, to love, and to your spiritual self.

And that is an example of a type of spring ritual.

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