A Spring Equinox Ritual To Create Something New

Every 6 months, the sun crosses the equator. This means that 2 days out of the year, daylight and the darkness of night are nearly equal in length. These 2 days are known as the Spring Equinox, and the Autumn Equinox, occurring in March and September.

Ostara Altar by Zombissimevolmente
Ostara Altar by Zombissimevolmente

Cosmic Energies

During an Equinox, a higher volume of cosmic energies shower the planet impacting all of its inhabitants.

The Spring Equinox, also called the First Point of Aries, provides subtle but powerful energy – should you wish to utilize it – to create something new, or to draw in new life experiences. An Autumn Equinox is a beautiful time to dislodge stagnant energy, and clear out what you no longer need – the things that drain you.

Endings Spark Beginnings

During an Equinox, nature ends one cycle and ushers in a new one.

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

During your Equinox ritual, you can silently and beautifully bring your last life cycle to a close. This sacred moment naturally sparks the birth of a new beginning – either into the slow, simple life of refined minimalism of the Autumn Equinox, or the fresh start into new projects, expanding opportunities and renewed love of the Spring Equinox.

From Darkness to Light

Wheel of the Year Plaque by Eclectic Artisans
Wheel of the Year Plaque by Eclectic Artisans

As the days of Spring begin to grow longer with more light, it’s a powerful time to release the chains that bind you and move forward in a new direction. It’s also an enchanting time to perform rituals to manifest new dreams.

“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

In Wicca’s Wheel of the Year, the Spring or Vernal Equinox is known as Ostara. It’s the day Christianity borrowed to become their Easter celebration. Like Easter, Ostara might be celebrated with painted eggs, rabbits, flowers, and other symbols of fertility, new birth or rebirth.

Why Do A Ritual?

Image found at As Above, So Below
Image found at As Above, So Below

Rituals can be used to channel energy or focus your attention toward a certain direction to make changes in your life.

The following Spring Equinox ritual can be personalized and used to establish something new, whether it’s a lifestyle change, an increase in income, a new business startup, a new home or community, an upgrade in your health, body image or love life, or anything new you’d like to put into effect.

It can be used for new goals, projects, beginnings, breakthroughs, openings, awakenings, and expandings.

Your Spring Equinox Ritual

Put your altar together and figure out your ritual step-by-step before you begin. You want it to flow smoothly and confidently, or there could be unintended effects.

The more you customize this ritual to your personal preferences, the more powerful it will be, and the more universal energies you’ll summon to your call.

What You’ll Need

  • Altar artifacts {see ideas below}
  • Journal or paper and pen
Image found at Pinterest
Ostara Altar found at Pinterest

Create An Altar

Your altar can be as simple as a tiny vase with a flower on a window sill, or as intricate as you’d like to make it. The possibilities are endless, but here are some ideas to inspire your imagination:

  • Seeds, acorns, pinecones to represent new birth
  • Blossoming branches or wildflowers to symbolize new growth
  • Rose petals for new love
  • Potted plants to signify natural abundance
  • Cinnamon stick to represent health, circulation, passion, love or financial abundance
  • Rosemary for energy healing, love and loyalty
  • Lavender, lavender oil or incense for tranquility or fertility
  • Violet oil or incense for rebirth or to manifest wishes
  • Amber crystal for vital energy, joy, or success
  • Aventurine crystal for prosperity
  • Greek Goddess Aphrodite statue for love, beauty, or desire
  • White candle for confidence, inspiration or mental clarity
Image by legardinimaginaire on Tumblr
Image by legardinimaginaire on Tumblr

If you gather artifacts from nature, don’t forget to be sensitive to local nature spirits and leave an offering to them for the exchange. {See ideas for a nature spirits offering below.}

You can honor the balance of light and dark of the Equinox by balancing your altar. For example place 2 candles on left side of your altar, and 2 candles on the right side.

You can also place an altar element at the 5 points of a pentacle to represent the elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Spirit.

Make your altar attractive, and inviting. Think of it as an outer expression of your heart and intentions.

The Ritual

  1. Cast a clockwise circle of protection around you and your altar with a wand if you have one, or an athame, crystal point, or use your dominant pointing finger. Or envision a bubble of energy surrounding you and your altar. Benevolent beings can enter, but malevolent entities cannot.
  2. Take time to relax, breathe calmly, and ponder what each element on your altar means to you.
  3. Invite the spirits of your choice: God and Goddess, Source, Higher Self, Universe, Divine Force, Your Ancestors, Your Spirit Guides, etc.
  4. Feel love {gratitude} for them and their help.
  5. Confidently ask them for clarity of your dream.
  6. If you prefer to work alone, imagine a flood of pure, vibrant energy flowing from above through your crown chakra, through the center of your body, out your feet to the crystal core of the Earth. As it flows through you, it takes old stale energy along with it and replaces it with enlivening new energy. Continue this practice until you intuitively feel the energy flowing through you.
Kristy and Sam, The Spirit of Beltane - Maureen Du Preez Photography
Kristy and Sam, The Spirit of Beltane – Maureen Du Preez Photography

Journal

Expressing your dream through writing is a way of planting the seed of your aspiration. Writing something down represents the first step of manifestation, or drawing it closer to you. It’s also symbolic of externalizing an idea, or establishing it in material form. The universe witnesses this sacred act.

Journal Ritual:

  1. Write down all of your dreams or desired outcomes without limitation.
  2. After you’re done making your list, go back and cross out any desires that make you feel dark, heavy or stressed, or if you feel nothing.
  3. Circle dreams that make you feel light, passionate and alive when you think of them.
  4. Then choose the one you most believe in. Put a star by it.

Don’t worry about how your dream will come to you. As long as you’re filled with belief, the universe will take care of manifesting it. You only need to be open to infinite possibilities, release resistance, then act on any stepping stones that come your way.

Closing Ritual

Image From The Witch Is In
Image from The Witch Is In
  1. To close your Spring Equinox ritual, thank and honor your Spirit Beings for their presence, guidance and help.
  2. You can also say farewell to the spirits of winter, and welcome the spirits of spring.
  3. Blow out any candles while completely letting go of your dream for the universe to manifest as it sees best for all.
  4. End with “So mote it be” or “So may it be” or a respectful bow to the universe.
  5. Cast your circle again, this time in a counterclockwise direction.

Put Your Ritual Into Action

If you’d like to take your Spring Equinox ritual a step further, here are some ideas to symbolize the activation of your dream.

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” – W. Earl Hall

  • Declutter and clean out your living space to symbolize making room in your life for your new dream.
  • Plant a garden, start an indoor herb garden, or plant a seed outdoors or in potted soil. As it grows, imagine your dream growing with it.
  • Go to a park or sit in a nature area and feel love for life, existence and the beauty of things that grow and transform. Feel the effortless, natural abundance of the Earth.
  • Enjoy an Ostara feast with tea cakes, spinach quiche, rosemary potatoes and crusted tilapia to celebrate nature’s abundance…. Find recipes at Everything Under the Moon.
  • Schedule your wedding or hand-fasting during a Spring Equinox to align your relationship with nature.
  • Begin giving a morning offering to local nature spirits: burn white sage or incense outdoors, sing, dance, or leave out lavender buds, loose sandalwood, fruit, seeds, or something of value to you in exchange for their care of the Earth {even in cities.}
  • A Vernal Equinox is associated with playing, laughter, love and bliss. Figure out ways to express these sensations on a daily basis. Raising your frequency also magnetizes your dream to you more quickly.

Wishing you a beautiful Spring Equinox or Ostara, love and good will. So may it be, Elizabeth {Intuitive Fish}

See my Spring Equinox/Ostara Pinterest board for more ritual ideas.

See my Beautiful Altars Pinterest board for more altar ideas.

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