Good Wiccan Sabbaths, Holy Days, Holidays & Rituals
Vernal Equinox Ritual – Lighting of the Fire
“This is the festival of new life, now the winter is finally left behind. The Goddess is the energetic spring maiden and the God is young and ardent. Now things are different and the world is full of promise. Fertility and newness is brought forth by the returning heat of the sun and we celebrate this new balance on this festival as the sun gains strength.”
All light their matches and chant three times
“Fire is lit to returning sun.
A whole new world has begun”
Vernal Equinox Ritual – The Darkness Passes
“We all must take individual responsibility for change in the world and in our lives. We each have secrets that hold us back from doing so. Now is the time to release the old and renew our commitment to our spiritual rebirth. Write whatever binds you on the paper: fear, guilt, anger obligation, regret. Be as short and sweet or lengthy and specific as you want.”
Give all the opportunity and time to write.
“Concentrate all your fear anger, guilt, etc. on the paper. Now we will throw the paper into the fire and release it.
Vernal Equinox Ritual – Flower Spell
Leader chooses flower(s) from the altar, holds flower(s) close to the heart and then directly overhead to spirit and begins to recite:
“Spring flowers appear upon the earth where the goddess walks. The beasts of the field and wood and the birds of the air prepare to bring forth young. Pushing through earth is new growth and new buds hatching.”
Participant from Eastern side of circle chooses flower(s) from the altar, holds flower(s) close to the heart then raise to the East:
“Spring is in our Brother Air. May the fresh scent of new life bring new awareness of mother earth’s needs. As spring flowers bloom afresh. May this blossom.”
Participant from Southern side of circle chooses flower from the altar, holds flowers close to the heart then raise to the South:
“Spring is in the Returning Father Sun. May there be a return of joy and life in song, dance and love. May this blossom.”
Participant from Western side of circle chooses flower(s) from the altar, holds flower(s) close to the heart then raise to the West:
“Spring Sister Rains Fall. May there be new understanding on earth and peace on earth. May this blossom.”
Participant from Northern side of circle chooses flower(s) from the altar, holds flower(s) close to the heart then raise to the North:
“Spring Comes Forth from the Mother Earth. May the green woods return the freedom and balance of natural life. May this blossom.”
All place the flowers in the fire and let their perfume fill the air.
“As we have banished our negative thoughts to the fire – so we cover the their memory with the smell of sweet perfume. We breathe out the old thoughts and breathe in the sweet scent of newness.”
Vernal Equinox Ritual – Cone of Energy
The cone of energy is built as all chant as the papers burn.
“Fire bind it.
“let no one find it.”
The group may chose to continue to chant, play percussion and dance around the fire to raise the cone of energy at this point until seems an appropriate time to break off into individual spinning. Another chant often sung to raise the cone of energy is:
“She changes everything she touches.
“And everything she touches changes.”
Vernal Equinox Ritual – Transition and Inner Vision
During the next section of nourishment – consider pulling out the tarot cards. Think of what you want to bring into your life and pick a single tarot card and see what issues might be encountered in bringing your heart’s desires into your life.
If there is someone qualified in the group to provide interpretation – let them speak – but do not let them insist on the interpretation as that is only known in the heart and mind of the seeker.
Let the energy calm down naturally as people tire from dancing and chanting.
As the energy subsides, let all stand (or sit) and sway with their eyes closed.
Let the moment that just happened have a chance to make its way inward for each individual. Take deep breaths and allow a resonant tone to happen with each extended exhalation.
“Ohm” or “Aum”