Celebrate new beginnings this spring with Mother Earth divinities and rituals from eight expert gurus
There’s no doubt there’s magic in the air with spring and the equinox almost here. The Goddess is at the height of her powers and Mother Earth, Mother Nature or Lady Gaia, however you perceive her, welcomes our efforts to rekindle a connection to the earth’s bounty. So whether you need to boost your manifesting with a call to fairies, the earth’s little guardians, or want to connect to the divine feminine with oracles cards and goddess planners, our experts will sprinkle the right helping of joy over all your rituals at this heavenly time of year!
Say a blessing for nature
“With Mother Nature springing back into life, I thought I would share this Blessing Mother Nature spell from the Freya’s Cauldron archives!
1 Prepare a small area as your altar or sacred space, place a candle in the middle of the space choosing a colour to reflect Mother Nature. This could be yellow, pink, green, brown, any colour that reflects the joys of spring. You can use more than one candle if you wish, then decorate the area with spring flowers, leaves and crystals.
2 Become calm by taking a few deep breaths to open your mind and listen to the sounds of nature around you. Visualise the flowers coming into bloom, the blossom on fruit trees and the grass growing under our feet, the crop in the fields, seeds that you have planted starting to grow and be ready to plant out.
3 Light your candle and when the flame is steady, say these words with love and gratitude in your heart: Thank you, Mother Nature, for your care of the land. Bless our crops with sun and water, so healthy and tall they stand. Thank you, Mother Nature, for your abundance and love. We are humbled by your nurture, we send our blessings to you with love.
4 Take a few moments to sit and feel the energy while sending out blessings of abundance to the land. Allow the candle to burn out if you can do so safely, if not then snuff it out and bury the remains in a plant pot.”
Connect with the divine feminine
Sophie Bashford, professional channel, much-loved expert on Goddesses and author of Goddesses, Gods and Guardians Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook out 15th February (£15.99, Hay House) sophiebashford.com, says:
“Get ready to connect with the divine feminine and masculine energies of this sacred oracle deck, receiving the guidance you need for inner healing and spiritual growth. Whether you’re an experienced oracle card user or a beginner, this inclusive deck offers new perspectives on cross-cultural, multi-dimensional divine energies and how they all connect with one another in cosmic harmony.
“I’m a leading authority on Goddesses and have created a fantastic new oracle with artist Hillary Wilson. This is my very first oracle, designed to help you connect with the energies of the magical realms.
“You’ll meet spiritual mentors from a diverse range of worldly traditions and cultures, and across the gender spectrum. Each powerful archetype holds unique energy to support you on your path to inner healing. Discover transformative insights from Goddesses such as Kali Ma (spiritual transformation), Hecate (past-life healing) and Oshun (sweet success); Gods like Imhotep (visionary gifts), Kãne (life force energy) and Neptune (sensitivity); and Guardians from the mystical worlds of Golden Atlantis, Lemuria and Avalon.
“I support people all over the world to awaken their soul memories of the Goddess through My Moon Temple Membership, private sessions and retreats. Please find out more at sophiebashford.com.”
Embrace March manifesting energies
“March holds so many manifesting energies. As Mother Nature begins to nurture seeds into blooms, fairies want to help us take our dreams from seeds into dreams come true!
“Fairies are Guardians of the Earth. They bring magic to every day and fill us with hope, inspiration and joy – the potent blend for manifesting our dreams. Fairies are wonderful teachers, mentors and friends and springtime is a perfect time for reconnecting. So here are three ways:
1Take a cleansing breath. Say: ‘Fairies, fairies, please work with me. Let me feel your beautiful presence and powerful guidance. With harm to none, so mote it be.’ Remain observant – fairies speak to us through all of our intuitive receptors.
2 Go outdoors and imagine a rainbow beam filled with love and friendship radiating from your heart. Invite fairies to be your friends. In Fairydust 101, there is a guided meditation in Module 3 that has created consistent fairy connections!
3 Plant new flowers. Let fairies know this is just for them and leave thank you gifts and celebration treats.
“For more fairy guidance, visit IwantFairydust.com. Fairydust 101 is a proven, step-by-step guide to meeting fairies. You could soon meet and manifest with the fae!”
“Fairies are guardians of the Earth and bring magic to the everyday, filling us with hope and joy”
Protect our planet
Helena Clare, Founder of the Lightseeker’s Way, a clairaudient Author and Angel Connection Teacher (lightseekersway.com/lightseekers-way-book, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook ‘The Lightseeker’s Way’), says:
“Spring is an amazing time to set your goals for the year. It is also an important time to check in and see how you can support Lady Gaia, the guardian of the planet Earth, and protect and heal the planet. Here is a simple exercise for you to set your goals with Gaia in mind.
1 Meditate on your life goals, imagining you are at the end of your life. It has been the most amazing life you could possibly have imagined. What three things are you proud of?
2 Take these three things, and continue with the meditation or start a new one. When you are in a meditative state (eyes closed and relaxed), ask your guardian angel to guide you. What are the most important goals for this year, 2022? What goals will support Lady Gaia and the planet Earth? What actions can you take now to realise these goals?
3 When you come out of the meditation, write down the goals and actions you have been guided to take. Even if you didn’t receive specific messages, just do what I call a ‘brain dump’. Take five minutes to write everything that comes into your head. Trust these are your Divine goals for 2022. Do they make you feel strong? Do they feel right?
“For connecting with your Highest Guidance, helping the planet and accelerating your own ascension and that of the Earth consider buying my book The Lightseeker’s Manual – How to Communicate with Angels, Raise Your Vibrations and Save the World.”
Awaken your inner goddess
Mel Kilbey, owner of My Soul Focus (www.soulfocus.co and call 0044 (0) 7917063634), says:
“The Goddess Guide is a life-changing life-planner that leads you down a pathway of self-discovery and self–awareness to awaken your inner Goddess; guiding you on your own unique and personal journey to a place where your dreams become your reality.
“As you follow these simple yet effective steps towards your desired goals and outcomes, you will open up a world-empowering belief and infinite possibility. The Goddess Guide helps you to create harmony and fulfilment in all areas of life. Use it to create the life you want and the life that you deserve; to create empowering daily rituals and habits, express your creativity and set goals. Every tiny detail of these beautiful guides has been designed with purpose and meaning to connect and align your mind, body and spirit; filled with positive affirmations and inspirational quotes to raise your emotional vibration and enrich your soul.
“Leaving my abusive relationship, old patterns, broken beliefs, unhealthy habits and negative mindset behind me, I completely transformed my life. Today I am incredibly grateful and honoured to be able to share these powerful teachings and techniques with you through my Goddess Guides so you too can live a healthier, happier, more fulfilled and truly connected life. A life filled with love and passion.
“As a special and unique gift for the Soul & Spirit community, I am gifting you 20% off your first order. Just enter the code SPIRIT-GIFT20 at the checkout at www.soulfocus.co. Wishing you all the love, laughter, success and happiness in the Universe.”
Experience a spring rebirth
Emma Louise, Wellbeing Coach, Healer and Therapist (emmalouisewellbeing.com), says:
“The Spring Equinox is simply equality of day and night, as it marks the shift from winter toward summer. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than to practise a Yoga pose known as Vrkasana in Sanskrit (Tree pose). If you can get outside, go barefoot and practise this next to a tree, holding the posture each side for one or two minutes and imagine lifting up tall like the branches of a huge tree. You will feel so rooted and ready to rise – be playful, it’s springtime!
“Nature is my religion, meditation my elevation, I invite you to try this ritual in nature, on my website I offer a free guided meditation. Go outdoors find your favourite tree, sit with your back to the trunk in a cross-legged position. Close your eyes, begin to focus on your breath, become present with the sound of your breath. As you connect to a deeper understanding that what the trees are exhaling, you’re inhaling, and what you’re exhaling the trees are inhaling, this Tree Meditation ritual will connect you with the deep and beautiful magic of Mother Nature.
“I’m Emma, a mum, a daughter and a sister, sassy, sober and voluptuously vegan. I run a business based around women’s wellbeing which includes yoga/meditation, soulfully led life coaching and holistic therapies, bespoke 1:1 detox & self-love retreats for women in the countryside of Buckinghamshire, alongside group retreats in the UK and abroad offering community events, workshops and conscious gatherings. I’d love to connect with you on a personal level, please check out my new empowered fem podcast for women who want inspiration to make simple life-changing choices.”
Feel the goddess
“OMG…oh my Goddess! The theme of this year’s Glastonbury Goddess Conference is the Sovereign Goddess of Avalon. I am so excited to have been interviewed for the series Goddess in Avalon Conversations, it will be included on its website soon. This year they are talking to people with different pagan traditions. I mostly connect with Merlin and the Angels of Awakening, so I was asked what the Goddess of Avalon means to me.
“It was fabulous to hear the answers from the perspective of my spiritual beliefs and practices. We had so much fun making the video, the channelling was so powerful, the many divine Feminine energies I work with were intent in getting their messages across loud and clear. The dates for the Glastonbury Goddess Conference are Thursday, 28th June to Sunday, 31st July, 2022 so visit goddessconference.com to discover more.
“If you would like a past-life regression or healing from past-life memories or behavioural patterns, call me and we can have a chat and make an appointment in person or online. I have been healing with Merlin & the Angels of Avalon, and with the many Gods and Goddesses of the Egyptian lineages for the past 22 years.
“My brand new Earth Angels & Moon Magic 4-week evening course from 6-8pm starts on Tuesday, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March, 2022. It is the preparation for the Spring Equinox with Isis the Goddess of Love. There will be a virtual ceremony and meditation on Sunday, 20th March, 2022 and the details are on my website at daisyfoss.com. Love to see you there!”
“The channelling was so powerful, the many divine Feminine energies were intent in getting their messages across”
Be a spring clean goddess
Helena Murray, Holistic Mentor and Life Coach (email email@example.com), says:
“Having a good spring clean in our homes can bring order to our outer world and a certain peace to our lives. Yet for some of us there remains a niggling feeling of disarray that no amount of sorting of wardrobes and filling of charity bags seems to fix!
“After many years of searching for ways to bring peace and clarity to my life, I realised that it was my energy and the way I held on to negative states of mind that required the real spring clean. Here’s my go-to cleansing ceremony that works wonders in moments when the energy feels cluttered. Slip off your shoes and stand barefoot on Mother Earth, feel the grass beneath your feet, listen to the birdsong, take a moment to connect and breathe deeply. Then place your hands over your heart and affirm inwardly: ‘Higher self, please recalibrate my energy fields to the frequency and vibration that is most aligned, optimum and safe for me in this moment of now… gently releasing and transmuting all negative thoughts and attachments and replacing with divine order, peace and gratitude. Thank you!’
“For the month of March 2022 I am offering the first three readers who contact me a donation based 1-hour ‘Spring Clean Coaching Session’ to help identify the areas of your life that are ready to be decluttered, so you can welcome in spring with the clarity and ease of an embodied Goddess (be you male or female)! I’m also offering personally blessed green aventurine crystal gifts to the first six readers who reach out to claim one. This stone represents luck and prosperity and is believed to assist with clearing all that no longer serves our path.”