After the long cold days of Winter, the Spring Equinox finally arrives (March 20, 2021). On and around this date, there can be quite the dance and pull between warm or wintery weather, depending on where you are.
Yet, amidst it all, Winter is slowly but surely receding now. The Sun’s forces of Solar Light grow closer, renewal is felt both in the life forces within the hemisphere of the Earth and within humanity as well.
If you’re reading this now and actually heading into Autumn in your hemisphere. Check out this post for relevant seasonal information for where you are (i.e.) Enjoying the abundance of produce that is a result of the culmination of the previous Spring!
Spring: A Powerful Impulse For Growth
In Spring, Mother Earth’s powers of growth and fertility increase and initiate a powerful impulse for growth which leads to a glorious display of sprouting life. The Earth is absolutely pregnant with possibilities for new life at the Spring Equinox. In this, the Spring Equinox is a time of fertility and renewal of life.
Spring Equinox is also the last festival point of the Wheel of the Year that happens during the dark half of the year.
From this point, we now head into the light half of the year, where the days grow long and warm, and the solar forces shine bright.
The Return of the Light
The return of the Light is one of the main themes of the Spring Equinox. The increasing Solar forces bring an incredible impulse for renewal. There are also ties here to Resurrection forces, Easter, and the Solar Christ Light, which may be a topic for another blog post soon too.
Here, I want to point out that the Renewal of the Light via the Sun happens on a physical, and also on an etheric level.
The Sun replenishes the Etheric Life Force of the Earth’s hemisphere, which also renews humanity, and brings a renewal of power to the forces of nature and many *elemental beings who help manifest the Divine into physical form.
*(Some elemental beings serve beneficial roles for Earth processes but can be detrimental for humanity to interact with… To learn more on this topic check out: Living a Spiritual Year by Adrian Anderson).
Equinox Equal Day and Night
The Spring Equinox is marked as the official beginning of Spring, and around this time the balance between the day and night also reaches a wonderful point of equilibrium.
The very word Equinox points to this being a time of balance. Equinox comes from the Latin words aequus meaning equal, and nox meaning night.
This balance, which unfolds on many levels, creates opportunities to cultivate and plant the seeds of living a more joyful, creative, love filled and high vibe life into our present time and personal experience.
For more about how to do this:
Or keep reading for some simple Spring Ritual ideas.
5 Spring Equinox Rituals to Welcome a Fresh Start
A ritual is a way to bring sacredness and celebration to your observations around the Spring Equinox.
In my view a ritual can really be anything you do with the intention to reconnect with the sacred, be that through words, actions or a more formal ceremony.
I personally tend to keep my rituals simple. I love contemplating and embracing the change of Seasons and observing the forces of renewal, fertility and Solar Christ Light.
Here's some ritual ideas to help you observe, connect and tune into the sacredness of Spring now:
1. Get Outdoors
However feels right to you, get outside, and spend some time outdoors on the Spring Equinox!
This could be as simple as a walk around your neighborhood to look for and notice the many signs of Spring, or to observe the push/ pull dynamics between Spring and Winter. Look for what’s sprouting and growing. Can you see buds on the trees? Are there any early wildflowers coming up where you are?
If it's warm and sunny on the Equinox where you are, you could talk your shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass to ground your energy, or sit and meditate in the sunshine consciously drawing in the replenishing light and etheric energy of the sunshine.
Regardless of the weather, and come wind, rain, snow, or shine… I’ll definitely be going for a hike on the Equinox to honor the season, observe the changes in nature, relish the changing flavor of forest magic, and celebrate life in my favorite way which is quite simply being outside in nature!
Need more convincing to go play outside? Learn about the incredible benefits of forest bathing here.
2. Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning is a Springtime ritual that has long stood the test of time, and that people have been observing on and around the Spring Equinox for centuries.
The increasing sunlight is the perfect remedy for revealing the dust, clutter, and cobwebs that may have accumulated in your space (or your mind/ body) over the Winter.
While cleaning may not feel very fun or ceremonial to you… Keep in mind that it's really all about the intention behind it!
On the Equinox, set the intention to cleanse out the old, negative and distorted energies from your home, mind, energy field, and life!
This is the perfect time to do some de-cluttering (hello Marie Condo) and to do a deep clean of your space with some new all natural and non-toxic cleaning products!
To help bring more sacred into your spring cleaning, get some inspiration for Energy Clearing with Angels here.
Keep in mind that in cleaning your space and cleansing out the old, you’re making way for a fresh new supply of vibrant light and joyful energy to fill your mind, body, and Spirit in the new Season.
Out with the old, in with the new!
3. Reconnect With Your Goals
We’re now heading into the most fertile time of the year. Join nature in this celebration of growth and new life by getting clear about where you’d like to grow, level up and what you want to change in the coming season.
When talking to people about goals, it's so common to hear that they don’t really know what they want!
If this is you… Take some time on the Equinox to simply free-write about what is working for you and going well in your life, and what’s not.
Put into writing your ideas and plans for what you want to accomplish, create, and change.
Remember this is a time of rebirth and renewal! The Spring Equinox energy creates a wonderful opportunity for refocusing on your intentions.
Get clear about what you truly value, about what is now most important to you, and put into writing affirmations, goals and intentions around the bright new energy and possibilities you’re now calling forth into your life.
4. Decorate for Spring!
Now that you’ve deep cleaned and de-cluttered your home, why not take a step to symbolize welcoming the fresh new Spring energy?
Spring Equinox Symbols you may want to include or draw inspiration from for a little home decoration include:
The March hare/ white rabbit, pastel colors, spring birds, candles and flowers, colored eggs, daffodils, flowers, and live plants.
Fresh flowers and plants are especially powerful symbols for welcoming Spring because of their living, breathing life force energy and presence.
Celebrate with a new house plant, and take a moment to really tune into the subtle life force energy and the growth forces within the plant.
It's of course up to you as to how simple or elaborate you’d like to decorate your space! You can also focus your springtime decor into a single area, you could create a Spring altar, or completely refresh and brighten up your entire home.
Note: You don’t have to buy a bunch of stuff to do this! Get crafty, repurpose, refresh and up-cycle, and look to Nature for inspiration and to observe how she’s decorating for Spring.
Creating A Spring Altar
A Spring Altar can be a great focal point for honoring the coming season. I have a mantle above my fireplace that’s become a fun seasonal altar I love to decorate.
The act of setting up your altar for Spring, and changing out any winter elements to weave in the fresh new energy Spring brings is a fun and sacred ritual that really brings you into the present, attunes you to the new energy, and creates a beautiful visible reminder of the season in your space.
5. Plant Seeds
We’ve already talked about planting the seeds of intention this Spring by refocusing on your goals.
Now, let’s plant some actual seeds to celebrate as well.
Seeds are incredible! They’re actual capsules of life force energy just waiting for the right conditions to spring into life.
Depending on your garden zone, planting seeds on the Spring Equinox may be either an indoor or outdoor activity for you.
Either way, I highly recommend engaging with the magical growth forces of Spring and the impulse for new life by planting some seeds.
Get a head start on your garden by starting some seeds in seed starting trays now. Or if outdoor planting is on for you, start some early season varieties like greens, radishes and snap peas in your garden.
Alternately, you could just start some mustard or arugula greens on your kitchen windowsill using recycled containers like small cardboard boxes or egg cartons to plant seeds into. Or plant a couple seeds in egg shell halves to place on your Spring altar.
Sprouting microgreens is another fun and super easy way to engage with the Spring life force energy through seeds.
Taking some cuttings of a beloved house plant to propagate some new starts could be a fun add on activity to Spring Equinox seed planting too!
Celebrate In A Way That Feels Joyful For You!
However you choose to celebrate, do what feels right for you! Spring is a time for celebrating the return of the light and the increasing vitality of nature. Not only do Spring flowers and plant life delight and inspire us… But a new sense of warmth, light and well-being can be cultivated within now as well!
There is an incredible joy that arises in simply observing and attuning to the pace of nature, and the powerful, creative, and magical life-forces the Earth is blessed with.
With love, and bright blessings,