The Spring Equinox is finally here and we have some magical tips to help you celebrate this new cycle of life.
Refresh and renew
Ostara Formula, a Sabbat blend for the Spring Equinox, will help you refresh and renew your space for spring. Burn the incense during a ritual for spring, wear the oil to enhance your magic throughout the day, and set an intention to welcome in new beginning, creativity, and abundance in your life. All things are possible now, so dream big and put your intentions out there.
Clear the clutter
Spring cleaning has become a ubiquitous yearly ritual (you know, deep cleaning the house, scrubbing the floors, and dusting away all those cobwebs), but it can also be done with intention, mindfulness, and magic. Add Florida Water to white vinegar, a touch of Castile soap, and a few drops of lemon essential oil for a magical floor wash and/or all-purpose cleaner; Chant positive mantras as you dust; light uncrossing incense as you sweep or vacuum; Be present in each task and give thanks to your house. After you’re done, light a white, pink, or green candle to welcome in new abundance and prosperity.
Virgo Full Moon
The Full Moon has lasting effects several days after it peaks, so channel that recent Virgo Full Moon energy into getting organized. Whether it’s your work space, closet, kitchen cabinets, spice racks, or magical tools, this is a great time to get organized. Get rid of the things that no longer serve you (Marie Kondo style), sort everything you want to keep, and find creative ways to neatly store all your items. After all, Ostara is also associated with the Moon! To read more about Moon Magick, click here.
Begin a new creative project
Fertility and fecundity doesn’t always have to do with procreation –– we’re creative beings by nature and now is a time to “birth” something new. This is a great time to begin an outline for a book, plan out a business idea, begin a painting or photo series, sign up for that pottery or herbalism class, etc.! Or maybe it’s a simple self-care plan for the next couple months. Whatever it may be, fill your notebook or Excel sheets with practical, strategic, and creative ways to achieve your goals during this time.
These custom-carved candles are also great for spring and can help invoke creativity, renewal, and abundance in your life.
Ever wonder what the Easter bunny and eggs have to do with each other? After all, bunny rabbits don’t lay eggs, so why are they a symbol for the spring season as it leads to Easter? It goes back to the ancient Germanic/Celtic Goddess Ostara (also spelled Ēostre), whose symbol include the hare and represents fertility, renewal, awakening, and spring. To put it simply, bunny rabbits/hares reproduce fairly rapidly, so their abundance and virility has become a symbol of the season, making it a good time for love/sex magic. For an extra boost of this fecund energy, try Enchantments’ Great Sex Formula or Passion’s Torch Formula.
Mother Earth is awakening in all her glory, so get out there and enjoy it. Set an “away” message on Slack, emails, and your phone at least once a day to go outside and be fully present in nature. No distractions, no emails, no texts. Connect with the natural world around you and notice all the details: the sounds, sights, smells, textures. Even a 15 minute meditative walk can do wonders for the mind and spirit.
Plant something new
A new houseplant can really refresh a space and welcome good vibes in the home. Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting a window sill herb garden or propagating one of your plants –– now that spring is here, it’s the time to experiment with that green thumb. At the very least, take a day to head to your local farmer’s market and pick out a plant that really speaks to you. There are also several amazing books on plant witchery and herbalism out there. We recommend Plant Witchery by Juliet Diaz and Scott Cunningham's classic Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.
For more on plant magic, check out our Herbalism Series here.
Make a sea salt bath
Add a few drops of lemon or lemongrass essential oil with a few drops of lavender oil (or use dried/fresh French lavender) and mix together with sea salt. This protective, invigorating blend will enliven your nightly ritual. As you soak, envision your life in its most abundant form (What do you look like? What’s around you? Who’s around you? What does it feel like?). Before draining water the tub, say a prayer of thanks for the existing abundance in your life.