(circa March 21)
Flowers should be laid on the altar, placed around the
circle and strewn on the ground.
The cauldron can be
filled with spring water and flowers, and buds and blossoms
may be worn as well. A small potted
plant should be placed
on the altar.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and incense, and
cast the Circle of Stones.
the Blessing Chant.
Invoke the Goddess and God in whatever words please
Stand before the altar and gaze upon
the plant as you
O Great Goddess,
you have freed yourself from the icy
prison of winter.
is the greening,
when the fragrance of flowers drifts on
This is the beginning.
Life renews itself
by Your magick,
the Earth Goddess.
The God stretches and rises,
eager in His youth,
and bursting with the promise
Touch the plant. Connect with its energies and,
through it, all nature. Travel inside
its leaves and stems
through your visualization - from the center of your
consciousness out through your arm and fingers
and into the
plant itself. Explore its inner nature; sense the
miraculous processes of life at work within it.
a time, still touching the plant, say:
I walk the Earth in friendship,
not in dominance.
Mother Goddess and Father
instill within me through this plant a
warmth for all living things.
Teach me to rever the Earth and all its
I never forget.
Meditate upon the changing of the seasons. Feel the
rousing of energies around you
in the Earth.
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.