Friday, March 20th marks a major astrological day. Believe or not, you can’t deny the science. On Friday, there is a new moon in “SUPERMOON” position, meaning the moon will be at its closest point to the earth. Additionally, there is a full solar eclipse! Although the eclipse won’t be visible to most of us, the energy surge that radiates from a full solar eclipse can be felt in our subtle bodies. Combine that with the added gravitational pull of the SUPERMOON and the dark, open potentiality that is always upon us at a new moon cycle, and you have a pretty magnificent event! But there’s MORE! Friday also happens to be the Vernal Equinox. The day when the season officially changes, there is equal daylight and darkness, and traditionally it is a time of ritual and celebration going back thousands of years, across many civilizations.
Today’s ritual comes from the Germanic Pagan Ostara. Ostara was the Germanic divinity of fertility and springtime. Rituals included feasting, decorating with budding branches and brightly colored eggs and rabbit motifs. Fires were burned at dusk and often an effigy of winter was thrown into the fire as rites of Spring continued. Ostara traditions were later “borrowed” by the Christians as their holiday Easter became a focal point of the Religion. The idea of resurrection and rebirth is ages old and runs through enough mythologies for me to write a book on. The Christians simply adapted what was already a significant time of celebration, ritual and sacrifice and fit it into the box of their savior/ressurection story. The colored eggs that children hunt and the Easter bunny that graces decorations all over cakes and windows and shopping mall photo booths is actually a Pagan Germanic tradition. Isn’t it beautiful how without even realizing it, we have continued to participate in the retelling of myth for age upon age?
What you will need:
5 eggs (pierce a nickle sized hole in the top and drain contents, rinse out shells)
Pastel chalk paint or paint of your choice (optional, I kept mine natural brown)
1 cup of soil
Strips of paper/pen
Garden spade (small shovel)
It’s still a New Moon, and we still want to harness that manifestation and intention setting energy, but it’s also sacred to do some ritual that has such ancient roots. The Christian Easter has so many Pagan Ostara undertones, and we, thousands of years later, are still celebrating with goddess Ostara with rabbits and eggs! What a beautiful ancestral link. As you do this ritual, do so with deep honor for the ancestral line, for the spirits who drew you to this moment.
On the day of the Equinox and New Moon (Friday), take 5 eggs ( one for each element) and cut a nickle sized hole in the top or bottom. Drain the contents (preserve it for cooking!). If you choose, paint the shells with beautiful shades of spring. (Pastel pinks, intense green, pale blue)
Once the eggs are dry, use a spoon and gently fill each with soil. ( it may be helpful if the eggs are resting in an egg crate).
Now time to manifest! Sit in meditation. Feel the charge of this moment, of this day. LISTEN intently. The veil is thin today and it is possible to receive messages from ancestral spirits, from your own spirit guiding you. Be still and KNOW. What is it that you are ready to call in and see grow in your life? What is it that you are ready to hatch? Write these things on strips of paper and place the strips in the soil filled eggs.
You can make this next step as ceremonial or as simple as you feel. You can dress up in flowing goddess clothes and dance in the grass under the sunshine, or you can simply go out into your garden with a cold beer in hand. The trappings don’t matter, what matters is what is in your heart and soul. Take the intention filled eggs and plant them in the ground. As you do, see yourself giving birth to a new you! You are hatching the beginning of a beautiful new adventure with the power of the universe on your side. That’s pretty magical.
Happy Enchanting ⭐️⭐️