We make sure there is a live plant from the household of each of the Witches present at the Sabbat Circle. We will need to bless each plant as the Spokes-plant. This Spokes-plant will carry the blessing back to the other plants and animals in the house of the Witch.
At the completion of the Circle, before the Dance, each Witch brings her plant to the center of the Circle. Don't put them near the Altar because there is too much fire upon it. The fire causes the plants to get very excited; the wrong mood for the plants.
Groom the plants and re-pot them. Talk to it and the Witches present about its beauty. Tell of the joy it brings to you and the rest of your household. At the completion of this task, everyone forms a linked circle around the plants. Start the Dance while placing the energy from the Dance into the blessing of the plants. The words for the dance can be:
SWING OUT YOUR HANDS LIKE A TREE I COME FROM THE EARTH SWING OUT YOUR HANDS LIKE A BIRD I COME FROM THE AIR
I AM ALIVE
SWING OUT YOUR HANDS LIKE A FISH I COME FROM THE WATER SWING OUT YOUR HANDS LIKE A LIGHT I COME FROM THE FIRE
I AM ALIVE
If we perform this ritual outside, we ask the forest to bless us. We will dance or meditate until we feel we are one with the forest and at peace with it. Continue the ritual with the Drawing Down of the Moon.
Return home and touch each plant and animal in our home, blessing them and telling them about your experience in the forest.
Hindu: Ganesha, Vishnu
Greek: Zeus, Diana
And I am Woman Persephone
Youth and quest
Ideas and illumination
The synonyms for Spring are: arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem. A shared meaning is to come up or out of something into existence.
A spring is a source of supply; especially a source of water issuing from the ground. It is also an ultimate source, especially of action or motion. Another related word, Springtide, means a time or season of growth or development. This is the season between winter and summer. In the northern hemisphere Springtide is celebrated between the March equinox and the June solstice. A spring is also an elastic body or device that recovers its original shape when released after being distorted. This indicates to me that Spring will always return.