March 20 officially signals the first day of Spring, cue a return to flouncy dresses and lighter knits, as we start putting away our winter coats.
Although we spent most of early January setting our intentions for 2023, Spring and specifically the equinox is just as good a time as any for an energetic renewal.
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“The Spring Equinox is one of my absolute favourite celebrations of the Celtic Wheel of the Year,” explains Estelle Bingham. The fourth generation psychic-healer is the founder of Love Purpose Connection and counts Gwenyth Paltrow among one of her many celebrity fans.
What is the Spring Equinox?
“This powerfully potent day of perfect balance between day and night, light and dark, just before Spring allows the light to take over, is Mother Natures’ most precious little gift to us,” she explains, “We have looked to follow her invitation to slow-down, nourish and curl inwards throughout the long harsh winter months, and then listen closely and hopefully to her murmurings at Imbolc in February, where she reminds us that the return of life has begun and beneath hard earth, new life is stirring.”
But how do we make sure we are truly prepared for the new season? “By the Equinox on March 20th that new life has finally arrived and we have an incredible opportunity to sow our New Year’s intentions again or review them and sow some new ones,” explains Estelle.
Estelle Bingham's 5 Spring Equinox wellness rituals:
Set your spring intentions
“A great way to meet this day is to set the clear intention at dawn or early morning that you are harnessing Equinox and Aries energy to activate new inspiration and ideas. Whatever finds shape and strength in April will really shape the rest of the year.”
“I give my space a full energetic ‘Spring Clean’ with sage and sound shedding the cloak of winter”
Decorate with spring blooms
“Invite the joy of this season inside with daffodils and hyacinths.”
Honour the Goddess of Spring
“I like to add a green or pink candle to my Altar for Ostara the Goddess of Spring, Fertility and Creativity.”
Take in the spring air
“I also really cherish my walks on these magical days in the Celtic Year, to connect deeper with Mother Nature and honour the power of these sacred shifts.”
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