3 Ways to Celebrate Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox is the first official day of spring. For many pagans, it’s of great significance because it’s a shift in the seasons which hold great importance to our observance of the wheel of the year. Pagans might celebrate this time as Ostara, Eostre, simply spring equinox, and Christians know it as the first day of spring or they may observe it as Easter. There are many similarities between these holy days that are super recognizable in the mainstream, but I thought I would share a few fun ways to celebrate spring equinox and observe the turning of the wheel.
I know this sounds like a typical Easter thing to do, but it has pagan roots as well. Eggs are a symbol of fertility and new life. Painting eggs with sigils, symbols, and intentions for the season are a great way to plant new seeds, metaphorically and literally. Plus, it’s fun!
Plant Some Seeds
If you didn’t get a chance to plant seeds at Imbolc, then now is the time! Plant some literal seeds if you’re starting a garden or plant some figurative ones and write your goals down. Get them down on paper in extreme detail. You can put it in your Book of Shadows or regular journal. You can put your intentions on slips of paper or bay leaf and then burn them to release your intentions to the universe to bring to fruition. For those who set their intentions during Imbolc, take this time to check in with your goals and see how you’re coming along. If you find you’ve fallen off a bit, recommit yourself to those goals and power through. There is no time like the present!
Enjoy A Fresh Spring Meal
Part of celebrating a new season is recognizing the new tone of it all. For spring, fresh flavors of vegetables and fruits play a big part in the season. Enjoy a nice fresh spring meal by incorporating a spring salad, fresh fruit, and other spring herbs for abundance, luck, and success for the coming spring months.
Other Ideas for Spring Equinox: do a simple ritual, rededicate yourself to your faith, decorate your home or altar with spring flowers or indoor house plants to clean the air and brighten up your space, make spring bread or pastries, or hand craft some candles or incense.