"The Spring Equinox is within reach, with each day through winter we have stepped towards the light, and now here we are a moment of perfect balance.
The time where light and dark embrace. All power play disappears and the only moment is now.
There are only two moments in the year when the days and nights are of equal length, at the birth or the new, and at the dying of the old. Spring. Autumn.
In the zodiacal calendar the year begins with Spring, with the birth. And the zodiacal sign/creature that we meet is Aries, in Tarot this is The Emperor. We can think of force - the pushing of life through resistance; seeds, soil, branches, eggs, wombs. It is a time of directed energy, the spark of new life.
The element is fire, drying out the waters of Pisces, and igniting the flame which is carried through the year.
And as we enter the Equinox, it is a beautiful practice to connect in with the balance of light and dark, internal and external, physical and emotional. And it is a beautiful practice to celebrate this moment with a ritual or ceremony - to give our appreciation to the beautiful cycle of life; and in this moment, a new beginning.
To mark this moment you will find an idea of a ceremony or ritual you might want to do below."
[Introduction by Tansy Baigent]
[Image Credit: Nome Art]
Spring Equinox Invocation
Take a step,
There is magic in momentum
The buds are appearing everywhere
Light and dark will be in equal balance
Flora, Boudicca, Persephone
Goddess of the Fire
We are within the month of the winds
With a worm moon to light our way
Think about the balance of light and dark
Think about that balance within
What would make you feel balanced?
Take a step
Spring always follows Winter, rejoice in that stability, that knowing
Become wild like the animals
Seek out, find, watch, track
We are trackers now observing the changes around us
Birthing from the abundant and warming soil,
Longing for that lingering sun
Just a little bit and a little bit more
Each day we grow more wild
More abundant and in tune with the fertility of the Earth
On and on we go into the sureness, the ripening, the sensualness of the sun on skin once again
What Spring teaches us is that there is always room for hope
And that that hope is even richer because of the darkness it has left behind….
We can help to balance our inner worlds with teas of ginger to bring self acceptance and Rose to bring about more self awareness.
We have the ingredients
Now together with fire
We can cook them up
And feed the equinox within.
Spring Equinox Ritual Oil
This month I have made a fire element essential oil for the Aries Goddess, Boudicca:
You can purchase this ritual oil here
Alter and Decorations for Spring Equinox
A fallen branch covered in new buds in a vase or some early spring flowers like tulips or daffodils. A red candle to symbolise the goddess and a white candle to symbolise the God, in balance, the yin and the yang.
Eggs to symbolise fertility
Images of the Aries Goddess Boudicca and Lagertha.
You can also make an Aries energy candle.
You will need Hemp or cotton wick
8oz of beeswax
Third cup of coconut oil
40 drops of fire element essential oils or any of these chosen oils you may have at home
Jar or container
Wooden stick (chopstick or skewer)
Attach the wick to the chopstick or skewer which lies horizontal to your container then carefully pour the melted ingredients and oils in to the container and make sure the wick is stabilised with the chopstick.
Leave to cool and enjoy this beautiful Boudicca candle.
Isa Rose [Isabelle Baigent] is a natural body care specialist and maker, who lives in accordance with the cycles of the year, reigniting the pagan practices of old and she will be offering ceremonial anecdotes/activities each month as well as creating an associated balm or essential oil to use in your ceremonies of the month.
Find or follow her through any of the links below.
or find her on Etsy