Spring Equinox 2017

Today has been a wonderful day of meditation, grounding, and magical work.  The sun feasts are to me a great reminder to take a break, celebrate life, and take stock of what is changing within me, and around me.

What is the Equinox?

It’s the day where daytime is equal to night time.  It’s the first official day of Spring (or Autumn).  From this day until the Summer Solstice, we will experience longer days with more daylight.

This is one reason why our ancestors celebrated this day with a feast: it meant the end of winter, and they could start to plan their gardens, start seedlings, and feel increased security from the night’s creepy-crawlers.  Work and social engagement became more outward after the cocooning of the winter months.  Many animals were let out to pasture for the first time after a long winter in their shelter.  There was a feeling of joy and freedom after the long months of cabin fever!

And energetically…

The Equinox marks a sense of renewal.  It’s life stirring up again after a period of wait and gestation.  It’s about increased focus and aligned action.  It’s about clarity of intention.

Your invitation on this Equinox is to meditate on your goals for the season ahead.

  • What would you like to grow in your life this next season?
  • What are you ready to release, to make space for the new?
  • Which bad habit or negative pattern can you release?  What good habit or positive pattern could replace it?
  • What are your business and financial goals for this quarter?
  • How much time and energy are you willing to invest in yourself, your growth, your desires?
  • How can you be a more active co-creator of your life?

A meditation…

For a personal ceremony…

  • Light a gold or green candle.
  • Burn incense or scented wax.  I am using cherry blossom and honeysuckle scents for happiness and abundance.
  • Select your favourite crystals – aventurine, moss agate, rhodonite and citrine are well aligned with this time of year, but use what stirs your soul.
  • Play your favourite music.
  • Place a plant or seedling on your altar.
  • Have a pen, coloured pencils, and paper ready.
  • Arrange everything in front of you until you feel it’s pretty, and meaningful to you.
  • Take nice, deep, even breaths.  Connect with the Earth beneath you.  Touch the earth in your potted plant.  Imagine your own roots growing deep into the earth.  Visualize yourself planting your seeds of intention.  Ask the Earth Goddess, Gaia, to bless your desires and to help you nurture and grow them to fruition.  Ask the Sun God for his blessing, and to light the way to the next right action available to you to manifest your desires.
  • Move your body.  Do gentle yoga.  Dance.  Imagine the cobwebs of winter falling away as you ready for the new season.
  • If you want to, write down or draw your insights.  Take note of the guidance you receive.
  • Say a final thank you.  Bring your hands to your heart as you anchor gratitude, divine guidance, and new energy in your consciousness.
  • Release the energy.

Of course, growing your seeds of intention will require work: you will monitor your thoughts, your energy, and your actions through the season to ensure they are in alignment with your desires.  You will need to move out of your comfort zone.  You will need to say “no” to opportunities that are misaligned, while saying “yes” to new and at times scary opportunities that will help you grow.

Remember to reach out for help.  I can help you fine-tune your intentions; grow strong roots and help you increase your confidence and intuitive skills; plan a soulful journey; discern your soul-seeds from the seeds and opportunities that might snuff out your energy and best intentions; move out of egoic resistance.  I can help you grow in your strength.  Let’s chat.