Workshop by Selena Fox
Signs of Spring - take a Nature walk with your attention focused on changes in the land, climate, creatures, plants. Reflect on yourself renewing as other parts of Nature your encounter are doing this.
Spring Cleaning - in & around home. Sweeping, scrubbing, smudging, burning, re-organizing, more.
Airing out the Home - opening windows and letting new air flow through and circulate.
Spring Home Blessings - consecrate with Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit; bless threshold.
Home Altar Renewal - take off all objects, clean altar and area around it, assess what to keep & what to change, re-set, add Spring decorations.
Spring Decorations - place Spring symbols such as wreath and/or budding branches on or near front door, place symbolic and/or actual flowers, other symbols around home.
Egg Traditions - coloring, exchanges, hunts, games, decorations, foods, divinations
New Growth Choices Egg Rolling Divination - decorate a hardboiled egg with symbols of possible actions to bring about new growth; with intention, roll the egg to discover which to work with first.
Spring Tonic - infuse herbs in hot water to create a tea, drink it with intention of rejuvenation; use newly sprouted greens when available.
New Garb - purchase and/or create something new to wear - clothing, hat, shoes, necklace, or other item; wearing it as symbolic of new life spring forth.
Seeds Blessings - selecting seeds to be planted, blessing seeds, starting seeds.
Garden Blessings - clearing away debris, burying egg or other charm for abundance, envisioning abundant growth of plants in the garden.
Spring Meditations - working with one or more Spring images: Ostara, Green Gods/Goddesses, Flora, Maia, Demeter & Kore, Dionysus, Jack-in-Green, Balance of Day & Night, Flowers, Eggs, Baskets, Maypole, Greening/budding branches, Butterflies, Sunshine, others.
Festival Rites - Spring Equinox, Earth Day, Beltane; bonfires, greeting dawn, dance, processions, song.
Welcome Spring Chant
We Honor the Fertile Earth. We Honor the Warming Breezes.
We Honor the Waxing Light. We Honor the Nurturing Rains.
Welcome Spring, New Life to Bring, to Land, to Us, to All.
Welcome Spring, Rebirth we Sing, Within and 'Round Us All.
New Life Chant
New Life Spring Forth, New Life Spring Forth, New Life Spring Forth, Rise in Me!
Earth & Sky Chant
Mother Earth Renew Us, Father Sky Refresh Us!
Spring Equinox Chant
Time of Equal Nights & Equal Days.
Time to Welcome Spring in Sacred Ways.