Today marks the Spring Equinox, the balance of light and dark as we turn toward the warmth of a new season.
I wanted to do something easy to mark the shift. So I turned to my tried and true salt, pepper and a tea light candle are the ingredients for this simple ritual.
I sprinkled the salt and pepper evenly over each half of the candle to represent the balance of day and night. It will be placed on my cooktop and lit as I start dinner preparations with a prayer for balance in my life and that of my family in the coming season.
I also poured salt and pepper evenly in another dish and blended with my finger, again with a prayer of gratitude. It was then added to the soup, salad and bread I prepared for dinner to celebrate the equinox.
Here’s list of herbs and spices from my pantry and yard that I use to create the oil.
It is inexpensive, easy to prepare and the ingredients can be varied according to what you have on hand and your own personal preferences.
I like to use it to anoint charms that I carry with me such as black tourmaline. It can also be used to ward your home by dipping your finger in the oil and drawing sigils above your doorways and windows.
Fallen pine ones and acorns are abundant right now and make excellent wards as well. Drizzling a bit of the oil over them and placing them in small bowls of salt in the corners of your home make excellent wards.
One of the best things to come out of this realignment was my decision to come up with my own monthly prompts.
But I’m taking a broader approach than a daily haiku. Poetry will remain a constant for sure. But you might also see them as the focus of a tarot spread. Or as a small practical magick ritual. The possibilities are endless for me. And I hope for you too!
I also didn’t number them because I wanted the creative process be more organic and intuitively led.
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Welcome to the first post to Nourish! I woke up this morning to 58 degree temperatures and welcomed the shift in seasons with open arms. It is fig season and I am thrilled to share this recipe for a small batch lemon thyme fig jam that comes together quickly and minimal prep work.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Be forewarned. Posting photographs of this creation to any social media page will be met with requests for the recipe and or a jar!