Rituals for Renewal

Om March 19 the Spring Equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). It is one of two times in a year when the hours of day and night are in perfect balance, the other being the autumn equinox. It is a particularly powerful moment to set intentions and channel the fiery energy of Aries. If we work in harmony with the rhythms of the Earth and harness its energy we will find that as we reflect, we reconnect, both with ourselves and with the universe.

During this period of balance ask yourself “What am I ready to let go of? What do I want to invite in? How can I cultivate more balance? This is the perfect time to create new habits, new patterns, and new ways of being that align more with who you truly are.

First up setting intentions: What patterns allow you to flourish and bring you joy, and which slow your growth? Write down intentions for the next part of the year and meditate on them. by a deeper knowledge of self, and a greater sense of how to create outer and inner alignment.

Reflect on where you are right now, and where you would like to direct your energy as the year unfolds. Take some time to examine the patterns you engage in. seeing which allow you to flourish and bring you joy, and which slow your growth. Then go forth and bring them into fruition.

Write down your intentions for the rest of the year and meditate on them for a while. Then go forth into a new moment, energized by a deeper knowledge of self, and a greater sense of how to create inner and outer alignment.

Find a spot in nature to bathe in the sunrise as the light begins to fill this day for ultimate balance, and return to watch it as it peacefully returns to its sleep. Soak up the harmonious energy of equal day and night, rest in its balance. Use this time to think about how you might create and nurture this in your own life.

Connect with the earth and embrace the fresh beginnings of spring with this grounding ritual.

  • Find a quiet, space outdoors where you feel at peace. The key is to be in direct contact with the earth. If it’s warm and dry enough, bare feet is best to connect with the ground.
  • Stand or sit comfortably, feeling the earth beneath you. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. With each exhale, sink deeper into the ground. Imagine any stress or tension leaving your body.
  • Open your eyes and observe your surroundings. Take a moment to notice the sounds, smells, and sights of nature around you. 
  • Place your hands on the ground or feel your feet firmly planted on the earth. Imagine drawing up strength and energy from the earth, filling yourself with a sense of balance and renewal.
  • Take a few more deep breaths, expressing silent gratitude to nature and the energy of the equinox. When you feel ready, gently rise, carrying the calm and grounded energy with you into the rest of your day.

Take a walk around your local area and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature awakening. There’s magic to be found in even the smallest suburban cracks.

And it’s not just the sights, but also the sounds of nature that begin to reawaken with new vigour in spring. Begin your mornings with another of nature’s beautiful phenomenons…. the song of birds. Open a window and just listen.

Embrace the spring equinox as a time to cleanse and rejuvenate your living space. This ritual goes beyond mere spring cleaning, it’s about infusing your home with fresh energy and intention, aligning your environment with the renewing spirit of spring.

  • Begin by decluttering your home, symbolic of making space for new growth and opportunities in your life. 
  • As you clean each room, do so with mindfulness and purpose. Visualise sweeping away old energies and welcoming fresh, vibrant energy with each stroke. 
  • If you have a diffuser, add a few drops of springtime essential oils like lavender, lemon. These scents not only cleanse the air but also uplift your spirit, infusing your home with the essence of spring.
  • Finish by cleaning your windows thoroughly. As you do so, imagine the clarity and brightness of spring light entering your home, bringing with it new perspectives and positive energy.

Work in harmony to plant a vegetable garden you can watch flourish and grow as the weather warms. 

Crocuses popping up means it’s time to plant radishes, parsnips and spinach, and when daffodils bloom, vegetables such as beetroots, carrots and chard should be planted. Work with nature’s rhythms to cultivate a beautiful garden that can nourish you in the months to come. 

You don’t need outside space either. Radish, spinach and chard grow well indoors if well cared for. 

Nurture your connection to your physical self. Check in with it regularly to give it the love it deserves. Looking after the mind, body, and soul are equally important. Beauty is balance, after all.

As the weather gets warmer, our bodies begin to require more hydration. From the start of the new season, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, and take time to reassess your skincare ritual. A deeply hydrating cleanser such as our nourishing oil to milk cleanser will give your face the extra care it requires.

Most importantly, lean into and embrace this freshness, newness, and growth. Embody the energy of the vernal equinox by incorporating something into your everyday that symbolises all these things for you.

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