Founder of The Priestess Path, Lineages of Light

Spring Equinox Ostara

The Spring Equinox marks the time of year when the hours of night and day stand in almost perfect balance. The exact time of the Spring Equinox will vary from year to year as these are celestial times governed by the stars and planets. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox, also called the Vernal Equinox, will generally fall somewhere between March 19th -23rd and September 19th-23rd in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Vernal Equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring where the days grow longer, the earth warms, seeds sprout, and the Goddess reawakens. Spring is associated with the Goddess in her Maiden form. The Goddess of spring from the old world, is named Ostara and is the namesake of Easter. The maiden Goddess represents fertility, resurrection, the balance between the masculine and feminine, and the triumph of light over darkness.

The rabbit, which is traditionally associated with Easter was adopted from the earlier Anglo-Saxon Teutonic spring rites of Ostara and represents the fertility of spring when all the plants and animals awaken from their winter slumber to procreate and grow. The egg symbolizes the seed, germination, the cosmic egg full of life’s potential.

Persephone

Spring is the aspect of the Triple Goddess in her Maiden form representing innocence, fertility, rising attraction and budding hope. In Greek Mythology, spring is the time when Persephone is released from her forced stay in the underworld abode of Hades. Her mother, — he Earth Mother Goddess — Demeter celebrates and rejoices her daughter’s return by returning life to the land. The theme of the Goddesses’ return from an Underworld journey in spring is also mirrored in the tales of Inanna who also returns from her journey down below. The power of resurrection is also historically given to the Goddess for it is her body, the earth, that births all form, all life, all nourishment, which is eternally resurrected in spring by the penetrating warmth of the sun seeding her belly with new life.

The time of spring is a time of renewal. It is time to plant physical seeds in the garden as well as symbolic seeds of our dreams and intentions. In our quiet times of meditation and reflection and in our rites and ceremonies we get clear on what we wish to plant for this year’s coming harvest.

At this potent ceremonial time, you may wish to spend some time with your heart checking in to see what are its deepest desires at this time of regeneration and renewal. You might want to journal and write down what you hear. To add more power to the manifestation of your dreams, clean your altar and place items there that represent spring like flower petals or buds, seeds, baby animals, and items that represent the dream seeds you wish to nourish and nurture this season.

SPRING FIRE CEREMONY FOR RELEASE AND RENEWAL:

Here is a simple ceremony to align with the powerful energies of spring: (This ceremony is useful for both women and men and for any season!)

What you will need:

  • Your safe and sacred space
  • Uninterrupted time.
  • A candle
  • Incense or smudge
  • A few little pieces of paper
  • Your journal
  • A flower pot, cauldron, or something you can burn your pieces of paper in outside (where it is safe) when done.
  • Optional, 3-5 seeds, like blue corn seeds, flower seeds, etc.
  • This is a great ceremony to do outside with a ceremonial fire as there will be some burning involved. If you are inside, you will simply go outside to burn what you wish to release.

THE RITUAL:

  1. Prepare your space: You may wish to spring-clean your sacred space and your altar removing all items, cleaning them then returning them. Place items that represent spring on your altar, like a potted plant and the things you are desiring to call in.
  2. Prepare yourself: You may wish to take a ritual bath or shower and put on some ceremonial clothes.
  3. Light a candle to represent the eternal light of the Divine and the return of the light.
  4. Set your sacred space by calling in a circle of light and/or calling in the powers.
  5. Meditate upon that which you wish to call into your life be it love, abundance, creativity, hope. Write these down on a piece of paper or you can have a seed where you imbue each seed with a dream.
  6. Now, meditate upon anything that may be standing in the way of this — anything that is old and outworn that may be clogging the energies of innocence, inspiration and hope. Write each of these down on a small piece of paper and fold them and place them in your empty flower pot or cauldron.
  7. You may create your own decrees or you can say something like this: “Goddess in her Maiden Form, Light of the Eternal One, Lord God —  I Invoke your powers of life-giving creation. In the earth, these seeds I sow. With your light, my seeds doth grow. I give thanks for this life I live, I give thanks for the gifts you give. As the light grows brighter and the days grow longer, may these dreams in thee grow stronger. And so it is!”
  8. If you have used seeds, you may literally plant these seeds in the earth, or you may keep them on your altar — however you wish to “plant” them works.
  9. Go outside to burn the pieces of paper that have the things on them you are releasing. Say something to release each block. When done, say: “And so it is!”
  10. In this ceremonial space, you can have any conversations with the Divine that you feel. Ask for what you need, ask for help, release people, energies and things that are ready to go on their own way. Leaving your garden well tilled for the planting.
  11. When you are complete, thank the Powers and close your ceremony.

The Ritual Bathing Manifestation Ritual will also add power to this potent time and can be done as a beautiful spring ceremony itself.

May you be blessed with creativity, innocence, hope and all good things!

Elizabeth

 

 

28 Responses

    1. Bless you and thank you for this spring ceremony I cannot wait to try sending love and light to you sister you are the bestest🧘‍♀️💕😇

  1. Dear Elizabeth,
    I really admire your spirit and appreciate you sharing your angelic/spiritual knowledge with all of us.
    Blessings, love, and light.
    Gail

    1. Very nice Spring ceremony! I like the Goddess prayer decree! Thank you for sharing these ideas. Namaste 🙏☮✌

  2. Thank you for such a beautiful written ceremony…. Hope all is well with You and David ….cant wait for your next class…Much love and many blessings…Teresa

  3. Thank you so much for this ritual! It resonates very deeply with me and has given me hope once again! Blessed be to you and your family!

  4. As we rise up into our fifth dimensional reality, we are returned our inheritance which includes the soul of Egypt. The fourth dimension rises with us and our elementals and “dragons” are also returned to our awareness . They are waiting for our call to aide us in our moment of ascension and in so doing, they also are furthered on their journey. The maiden is crowned in each of us, and so the masculine rises with us as one, no longer two. This is the mystery unfolding….and so it is.

  5. I’m impressed. Now I understand how she carries herself. Lifting up women everywhere and advocating peace and love, is a noble cause.

  6. I gave a special thanks to you Elizabeth and David Wilcock in my children’s book that came out called, “Super Sonic Star Power Universe: I LOVE To Feel Good!” I so enjoy how much you care so deeply for the Earth and all of us with love. My book is Cosmic themed and has Extraterrestrials with 3rd eyes, it is part of a series to help empower children in the light, with kindness, love, being in the present moment. Thank you with all my heart! Lisa Baglia

  7. My Admiration and Gratitude to you Priestess Elizabeth.
    Thank you for your beautiful support and generosity .
    Much Love and Blessings to you.

  8. I’m up early today, started a fire in my oven to warm up my house which is 18 degrees Celcius. We’re having a renewed cold winter with snow here in Carinthia Austria. I have two purring cats on my lap. And so looking forward to delving into this teaching from Elisabeth. May the force be with you.

  9. Although I am French I live in Tokyo Japan and enjoy every year the cherry blossom seson. Japanese people make a festival of it. It is so beutiful to see around you all those pretty pinkish flowers. It brings magic for a moment in your life and give you hope and serenity specially during this pandemic. Narure is wonderful because there is always lighi after dark. Spring after winter.. God bless you and this good earth.

  10. Thankyou Goddess…… Much love to you and David…..

    Go forth rejoicing in the love and the light ……Adonai….

  11. I, and the beautiful many I comms with daily, do so love what you offer in your teachings. I learn, I focus, I practice, I evolve …not to mention the multi realms I / we traverse in the process. Thank you again my friend…this is my fun tomorrow.

  12. Thank you Elizabeth,
    I will do this nice ceremony today.
    I wish you both an inspiring day with freedom in your heart.

    I’m sure you are aware of the worldwidedemonstration.com with people from all over the world for our freedom. One day – alltogether.

    lg

  13. Hi,
    Thank you for this fresh , calmly Invigorating note and practice with Spring upon us all❕
    I am a avid follower of your work and David’s.
    I look forward to seeing you guys soon 🌞

  14. Hermosa ceremonia , cada dia se aprende mas he integra ,te Amo abrazos dulce maestra.

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