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~ correspondences of the spring equinox ~

symbolism: beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, balance of light and dark, plant and animal fertility, sowing of seeds, sprouting plants and the greening of flora, lamb and chick birthing, love and sexuality

symbols and decorations: eggs, rabbits and hares, snakes, spring flowers such as daffodils and tulips, butterflies, cocoons

traditional activities: making egg baskets, colouring eggs, bird watching, egg hunts, beginning on new projects and undertakings, spring planting and cleaning

spellworking and ritual: garden, plant and seed blessings, spellcrafting for balance, growth and communication, blessing of new projects

herbs, incense and oils: african violets, celandine, cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, easter lily, elder flower, Irish Moss, ginger, hyssop, linden, strawberry, gorse, honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, jonquils, lavender, lily of the valley, lilac lemon balm, lotus, meadowsweet, marjoram, narcissus, orrisroot, peony, snowdrops, rose, tansy, trefoil, tulip, thyme, tarragon, violets, woodruff, and additional spring flowers

foods and drink: hard-boiled eggs, egg salad sandwiches and other meals prepared with eggs, flower dishes, sprouts, seasonal fruits, apples, leafy green vegetables, nuts, fish, ham, maple sugar candies, honey cakes, hot cross buns, sweet breads, milk and egg drinks

colors:  pale pink, grass green, robin’s egg blue, sunshine yellow, violet, white , and any pastel colours

stones: amethyst, aquamarine,  amazonite, agate, bloodstone, lapis lazuli, moonstone, red jasper, quartz, rose quartz

gods and goddesses: all virgin and fertility Goddesses, and Gods of the song and dance, and fertility; Aphrodite (Greek), Athena (Greek), Gaia (Greek), Persephone (Greek ), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd (Welsh), Eostre (Saxon), Hera (Greek), Isis (Egyptian), Libera (Roman), Minerva (Roman), Venus (Roman), Renpet (Egyptian), Isis (Egyptian), Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian); Adonis (Greek), Pan (Greek), Attis (Greco-Roman), Cernunnos (Celtic), The Great Horned God (European), the Green Man (Eurpoean), Dagda(Irish), Liber (Roman), Mars (Roman), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian), Thoth (Egyptian), Mithras (Persian)

snake

as the weather turns warmer and the snows melt, many snakes can be seen by the river front, slithering through the fallen leaves from last autumn

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