Ugh! Welcome SPRING!! We are ready. It is time to expand and grow. The seeds we planted, nurtured, and grew are among us. It is the time to be your best self. We've planned for this! Let the blessings surround us. We are ready for more. We are ready for better. We are ready for community and health.
Some how my plants survived the winter and we are still living together. I am SO looking forward to repotting all these plants! I've always loved nature and having plants in the house. Growing up with gardens and the matriarchs of my family have quite the green thumb! Until recently, plants have not survived my lifestyle. But with this major life pace slowing down to stand still, my plants have been incredibly grounding and inspiring. They also have been providing my house hold with fresh oxygen. Thank you!!
Before winter hit, it struck me that all these gorgeous plants are ALIVE, GIVING ME LIFE, and I did not want to kill them in the sub zero environment of Michigan. I took a deep breath and got on smile.amazon.com to order an affordable grow light for all my precious plants. Let me tell you!! My plants survived! Not only did they survive, several of them have grown pups! I swear the crystals on the top of their soil helped too. It's time to give these babies a new home and there is no better time than spring to spread those wings and fly. More like split these plants to expand the garden.
One particular plant that is growing exponentially is an Aloe from a close friend. This Aloe sparked my new found love for plants. (as well as a few others I found from one of our inevitable Ikea visits.) This Aloe had about 12 other plants already growing steadily. I had to repot them into several other planters and even gave a few of the smaller plants away! Over the winter months of 2020, this already abundant Aloe has doubled in size and population! If it was a pokemon card, it would be a VMAX!! This baby is prosperous and I can't wait to share some of her love with a couple more friends this spring.
This is the energy I want to cultivate more of! Let's build this garden, understand the subtleties of life, adjust to a slower pace, and nurture ourselves into health. Spring is a wonderful time. The flowers begin to grow, our world gets a bit greener, baby animals are born. Let us tap into this energy, our planet is alive, and so are we. It is time to give birth to the desires we've been tending to within. I'll be celebrating the motion of spring with a few activities that could be described as 'witchy'.
Fresh herbs and intentions written on paper will be burned, rising into the sky to be born again. The flames burning away energetic rubbish, cleansing all my crystals. Aura Cleared. Candles will be lit. Words will be spoken. Creations will be made. Good food will be eaten. Bodies will move to the rhythm of our heart beats. Strength will be built. Songs will be sung. Perhaps some games will be played. I can always get into a good celebration of any given seasonal change. The appreciation of time passing, love of the present moment, and embracing the excitement of the future. Yes please! Bring it on. Bring it all on.
A couple good reads for the spring equinox that were delivered directly to my inbox are listed here. You can click through and read!
Hippie CJ : Happy Astrological New Year
Power Path School of Shamanism : Spring Equinox Update
There is another update sent to my inbox that has no link but features a tarot spread for making high stakes decisions. If you're interested in it, I'll forward the email to you! Just reach out! I love to share and there are a lot of powerful people especially womxn out here spreading spiritual wisdom! Sending love to you all. May this time bring you every thing you need to move forward with your life. <3
About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.