Spring Equinox rituals for transformation

The Vernal Equinox arrives at 3:29 am PDT, 6:29 am EDT, 11:29 am GMT it is the day of equal darkness and light. This is a very profound time. We can balance the darkness and the light within ourselves powerfully on this day by being in harmony what the As above, so below. The Southern Hemisphere begins Autumn on this day. This is a day of igniting a new natural life cycle and regeneration!

I’ll discuss the actual astrology separately.

spring equinox ritual Tara Greene

Celebrated as OSTARA by Algo-Saxon and Germanic tribes as a celebration of the First day of spring.  The Green Man who fertilizes the Goddess is resurrected and the symbols which are associate with Easter, rabbits, and eggs are basic symbols of fertility. An American Witch and poet named Aiden Kelly who was looking for sabbat names more interesting than Spring Equinox ended up adopting Ostara for the Vernal {spring} Equinox and we’ve been using it for over 40 years now. 

This is a powerful day for Ritual and Ceremony to release old energies and transform them.  We are aligning ourselves with the relationship of the Sun to the earth. Call in the four directions and elements, in the indigenous tradition I was taught we also call in the 4 non-cardinal directions during the 8 stages on the circle of the wheel of the year. Pagan and

To begin the ritual first smudge yourself. Create a sacred space or circle. Call in the four directions and elements, in the indigenous tradition I was taught we also call in the 4 non-cardinal directions during the 8 stages on the circle of the wheel of the year. Pagan and Druids, and Tibetans also mark an 8 spoked wheel of the year. 

You will need some soil and some seeds. Flowers are also used to represent the growth of nature that will be arriving soon. 

Wear red yellow or green.  I don’t do banishing rituals or spells but transformations. 

Based on a rejuvenation spell by Walter L. Mora

This 1st ritual uses FIRE as this is ARIES a Fire sign

In the Tarot ARIES energy is the Symbol of The EMPEROR # 4

Ritual items” a black and a white candle, a yellow or green candle. Smudge and incense. Essential oils of jasmine or rose flowers. Paper and a black marking pen and a gold one. A lighter or matches, a fire-proof container, seeds a container and some water.

Split the paper in two and with the black pen right “Be Gone” on 1 half. Write all the things, situations, feelings and habits that you desire to let go of and to transform. Take your time. Place this negative list under the black candle. 

 Then as you leave the sacred circle with spirits and elements you have called in you must say ” All my ancestors.” before you can leave the circle otherwise you dismiss all of them in a very crude dishonoring way. Never leave a sacred circle without acknowledging the spirits which you have summoned. Then take a shower or bath to cleanse yourself.  Visualize the water washing away any heavy negativity and feel that your aura and spirit becoming clean and new.  Get dressed in clean clothes and anoint yourself with the essential oils or you can also do this ritual naked or “skyclad” as most witches do. 

Go back to your sacred circle and as you enter you say “All my ancestors.” as a sign of respect.  Take the second sheet of paper and write rebirth on it in gold ink. Write down all of the positive goals, affirmations, positive changes you wish you to grow and have.  Affirm that you have all of these now. Never say ” I want, i desire, i should, I would, I hope, or I wish” these statements banish what you are trying to create. Feel how you feel when you would have all of these things. It’s important to bring emotion into your projected desires.  Take your time. When your accomplishment list is completed put the gold-inked list under the white candle.  Light the black and white candle and incense. 

You will burn the negative list in the black candles flame and throw it in a fireproof container.  and use its flame to set it afire and throw it in the ashpot, etc. As you do this say:

”  Let go of this negative energy and I transform this negative energy into positive energy, by the Light of the candle and of the increasing Sun. So may the dark be transformed into the Light. So mote it be. So it is.” 

Then after this take the positive list and you will light it with the white candle as an ignition of fire. State out loud “I have the love of my Beloved for which I am grateful, I am blessed, healthy, healed, whole, joyous, abundant.” Or whatever is on your list.  Set this lit alight with the white candle and use it to light the third green or yellow candle. Take the ashes of the positive list and put then in a shell or fireproof container. 

The third green or yellow candle is now lit.  You will take the seeds and pot of soil and plant the seeds in the soul while saying out loud.

” On this day of balance between the Masculine Sun and the Feminine Earth may all beings be balanced, whole, happy and joyous. I celebrate the Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine today and all days. May we celebrate equality, peace, respect, and love amongst all peoples and within ourselves. As above, so below and so within.

“I plant the seeds of new positive growth in the fertile soil of Mother earth. As life returns to earth I am also reborn anew, in the Light. As Persephone is reunited with her Mother Ceres/Demeter again, all beings, creatures, rivers, and situations, all that has been out of balance is whole and balanced again upon this Vernal Equinox. “

You can sit and meditate then take your ashes outside and bury them in the earth where they will fertilize new growth.

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