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Embrace the Spring Equinox: Rituals to Connect with the Season

As we welcome the vernal equinox, it is time to honour the changing of the seasons, the return of the sun, and the renewal of life. When the world around us wakes up, we too can feel a sense of renewed energy and optimism.

Here are some rituals to try at home that particularly resonate at this time of year and the energy that it brings.

Dried dandelion, nettles & cleavers.

Herbal healing

Spring herbs such as dandelion, nettle, and cleavers (called sticky willy round these parts) are known for their detoxifying properties; dandelion aids digestion, cleavers support lymphatic system function, and nettle is a natural anti-inflammatory.

You can make your own spring detox tea by chopping up fresh dandelion leaves, cleavers, and nettle (make sure to use gloves when handling fresh nettles) and adding them to a tea infuser and steeping for 5-10 minutes. If you cannot find fresh herbs, then dried herbs are a perfectly good (and less prickly) alternative.

Plant with your intentions for the year.

Planting seeds

Plant seeds that are in alignment with your intentions for the season. You could plant sunflowers for increasing self-confidence and positivity, lavender to promote relaxation and calmness, marigolds to attract good luck and prosperity, or sage to cleanse and purify your space.

Observe the season in a journal

Mediation or journalling

Nature can be a great source of inspiration and there are plenty of ways to notice the changes that the new season brings and reconnect with the magic of spring . Even in the city, you can find small green spaces where you can witness the new buds on trees, observe the first signs of greenery pushing up through the soil and listen for the sounds of the returning swallows, swifts and cuckoos. This is a powerful time to try meditation or journalling to help you connect with the awakening earth and tap into the powerful energy of the season.

As we transition into this new season, I encourage you to take some time to slow down, connect with nature, and embrace the promise of new beginnings. What spring rituals do you have that help you celebrate this time of year? I would love to hear about them.