Planting seeds for Wellness Figuratively & Metaphorically
As many of you know we have four major seasons in most areas of the world. In the Americas, across the plains of Europe, and Asia; the migration of animals and humans was/is determined by these sacred times of the year. As the Ice melts, the buds burst onto every branch, and shoots of tender grasses begin to pop up around us. These are not the only signs our ancestors and the animals we followed were very much aware of. The change in light throughout the duration of the day was also and still is a huge indication that a season is changing.
As Spring begins its slow thaw into blooms of fragrance and color. The celestial has its own dance. The Equinox mark the sun changing its passings along the equator while the time of day and night are the same and the Solstices mean the daylight is either longest or shortest depending on which season it is marking. The Vernal or Spring Equinox in all areas of the world brings the light balance for the growth of new life, plants & animals. You may recall seeing works of art depicting birds, rabbits, flowers, buds, lambs, and other new babies. This is because half of the species on the earth tend to have their young when the nutrient-rich spring foods are at their peak. The young grow up during the summer and fall bounty so that they can have a hunkered-down winter. Humans are no different! Humans have migrated or switched their routines with the equinox. Whether it was changing locations to hunt or preparing the ground to sow the seeds for the new year, humans have adapted to the specialness of the equinox.
Spring Equinox has also been a time of honoring the earth, the Mother, the Goddess, and devotion for a good year. Many cultures around the globe have held sacred rites at this time. Showing respect to the cycle of the celestial and earth, the ongoing circle of birth, growth, life, and death.
Spring deities or guardians in these cultures share a theme. Each is associated with fertility, growth, renewal, wisdom, and plants. All over the world, there are festivals going on to honor these themes, whether it is named after a deity or the celebration of the earth herself.
Today I offer you these tips on starting your own seedlings. Use the moon and believe it or not the farmer's almanac, these are great things to follow when planting. A grand thing to do is prepare the soil. Just as you would physically you want to mentally and energetically. Turning the soul and soil with fertilizer. Feeding the earth, the womb of your seeds. Preparing this space with good intentions and affirmations. Honoring the ground in which you will be planting your nutrients, hopes, and dreams.
What to plant or start depends on where and what you want. Make a list of the top emotional, energetic, and soulful things you want to plant, and harvest.Then what herbs, flowers, and other foods do you want. Pay attention to your zones and if you need to start seeds inside or can do them outside, like lettuce beds vs kale gardens
Best nutrient-rich veggies are Lettuces, carrots, asparagus, beets, potatoes, parsnips, and chard. Flowers & herbs for teas/healing are Rosemary, Sage, Mint, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill, Lemon Balm, Basil, Garlic, Calendula, Caraway, Chamomile, Marjoram, and Lavender.
Planting with the moon is usually above ground using Waxing, and Bulbs/roots plant well with the Waning moon. It is best not to use a dark moon or new moon for planting. There are lots of beliefs on when to harvest those plants too according to the moon.
So get your soil and garden beds ready with the Equinox. Call on your ancestors, guides, and deities of Spring. Include your hopes, dreams, and plant seeds in your ritual.Plant them with the appropriate moon and enjoy the bringing of new life and opportunities into your life.
Have you wanted to speak to and hear from the plants around you? Did you know you can? It isn’t that much different than animal communication. It is also a form of telepathy, with a heart to heart, mind to mind connection. I will explain more in my next weeks newsletter. I will also share a few of my students experiences with their plants, their trees, and when visiting other places. My students had always had a “senses” of communication with plant beings. They just doubted, or pushed the belief away, till starting their journey with me. As they lifted the veils between them and the great universes wisdom; their abilities became stronger. Their abilities still to this day are growing each and everyday.