Mon, 20 Mar|
Ostara and New Moon Online Soul Circle
Gather in circle on the Spring Equinox for aligning to the energies of abundance, growth and expansion and new beginnings.
Time & Location
20 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
About the Event
This workshop will be led via Zoom with helpful tips to create your sacred retreat space in the comfort of your home.
At the Spring Equinox (also known as Ostara), night and day are equal length again and Spring has begun, the earth is blossoming. The energies of the equinox are around the balance between light and dark, inner and outer, yin and yang. When there are imbalances in these areas in ourselves and our lives we may become extra sensitive to these. As the natural world is coming alive, the sun is gaining strength and the days from this point become longer and warmer. The hopes (metaphorical seeds planted earlier in the year) now become action through accessing this expansive, exuberant energy. This is a powerful time for manifestation!
The dance of the seasons is a balancing act. The energy of Spring is Yang and the element is Wood. We will be delving into what this means for us on a physical, emotional and spiritual level and how we can support ourselves on the journey into the season so that we may grow to our fullest potential.
New Moon in Aries. This Ostara falls on the New Moon in Aries, the leader of the Zodiac, helping us trail-blaze into Spring with a fresh, dynamic, fiery and passionate 'let's do this' energy.
Theme: Abundance, Growth and Expansion
What is a Circle? Circles have existed since ancient times (in every culture), they are the oldest form of social interaction, it was normal to gather, to share stories and pass on wisdom. It’s in our DNA. So if this is your first circle I invite you to give yourself this gift on this magical day of the year, to step out of your everyday life with responsibilities and come home to yourself. It will be a safe and nurturing space.
The evening will include:
☽ Opening of the circle - candle ceremony
☽ Introduction to the Spring season - the energy, the element and the organs in power - how we can align to these through our nutrition, lifestyle and skincare rituals (we’ll look at the facial meridians for Spring).
☽ The cyclical energies of the New Moon in Aries and how we can harness these for new beginnings.
☽ What is the Spring Equinox
☽ The Goddess for this phase and a blessing to her.
☽ Altar creation - why and how we create them.
☽ Guided self-healing meditation
☽ Movement Medicine meditation - a guided movement practice to align to the energies through the physical body and the breath
☽ Journalling with guided prompts and oracle card collective reading for the circle
☽ Rituals for manifestation and release to honour the seasonal shift
☽ A guided seasonal shamanic journey (channeled for the circle) to meet our guides and receive divine messages.
☽ Follow up email with further support, activities and card readings.
What to bring:
A few candles and lighter/matches
A blanket, journal, pen, cosy socks
An offering from nature that represents the Spring for you - spring flowers, fallen branches, blossom, seeds.
An egg and an egg box for the ritual (if you’re vegan bring an image or drawing of an egg)
Any other crystals you may like to charge in the space
White Sage/Palo Santo for smudging (if you have, clapping works great too!)
Hot drink and H20
What to wear: The colour of this season is green. Other colours associated with Spring are bright yellow and purple as well as pastels. Feel free to go all out and wear the colours (and a flower crown if you’re really feeling it) that make you feel in harmony with nature but also make sure you’re comfy - we’ll be seated, doing gentle movement and lying down for the session.
Sharing: There will be moments during the circle where you are welcome to share your experiences and ask questions either via typing the Zoom chat or at the Q&A at the end. If you would prefer to just listen and turn off the camera, that is absolutely fine too. You don’t need a Zoom account to access the circle, the link will take you straight to it.
A few days prior to the event you will receive the Zoom link and pre-circle details and tips, if you don’t receive this please contact me directly (details below).
Soul Beauty Rituals
Soul Beauty Rituals, founded by Sadie Pickering, is a unique combination of healing modalities (body/emotional/energy/soul work) that centre around cycles of nature and our own cycles. Sadie works 1-1 with beautiful treatments and energy work and holds circle gatherings bringing the collective energy together for heart centred connection.