Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2021 – ‘Zoom into Spring’

The Earth is awakening now

Shaking off winter’s mantle

Uncurling her leaves,

Blinking in the light

Stretching limbs upwards

In the warm sun’s rays

Welcoming  Spring

The Wheel of the Year is turning once again. Join us for an online gathering using the 8 shields model as an opportunity to connect with others, with nature and to celebrate  the Spring Equinox!

Thursday 18th March   8.00pm – 9.30pm

Fresh growth, new beginnings, balance of day and night , hope and beauty

There’ll be an invitation to take time for personal reflection in nature before the event  We’ll come together online and be inspired by the energies of the changing season ;share in small groups and participate in a simple whole group joyful celebration of the Spring Equinox, drawing on the traditions of the Celtic festivals and ancient tree wisdom. These ideas may then help you create your own outdoor celebration in your own time and space for yourself, family or other group

 

Booking – Please register to join the zoom call through the link below – 

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Here is some information with some preparatory suggestions to help you make the most of the event.

Before the event:

Take time for some quiet reflection in nature near to or on the day of the event, so it is still fresh in your mind.

Sit by your favourite tree; in your garden or another special place outdoors. Maybe you could lie gazing up at the sky and go barefoot too

Whatever you prefer, be comfortable and take a few deep slow breaths. You may want to close your eyes Bring your awareness to the place where you are and your senses – what can you see; hear;smell;touch

Be open to anything that draws your attention or any changes you notice happening in the natural world around you

Reflect on what you feel about this season of Spring.  Jot down a few words /phrases or a drawing or simply experience this time to connect with nature Give THANKS for the season and all the gifts at this time

Feel free to print out the attached information on The Wheel of the Year & tree ogham

 

For the event:

Make sure you are in a room where you can ideally be undisturbed.

Have a clear surface near you for placing items on in a circle.

What you need to bring with you to the online gathering:

  • any writing/drawing you made in your reflection time Write your words or phrases on small pieces of paper
  • something from the natural world – e.g. a twig; leaf; feather; flower
  • notepad and pen
  • a candle
  • small items, colours or drawings to represent each of the 4 elements Earth (green) , air, (white) fire (red) and water (blue) Don’t worry about this too much – keep it simple!
  • A compass, You may have one on your phone! Or to know the directions.
  • An egg shape on paper!

See you soon!

Any queries, please contact outrageousnature@gmail.com