Spring, New Beginnings, and the Witch

Spring is here! Oestara was more than a week ago but today it officially feels like spring, with the temperature finally reaching above coat weather. I adorned myself in goddess jewelry, put on a flowery dress, grabbed my husband by the hand and ventured into a nearby park.

What a beautiful time it was! We found a fairy creek (with non-native plants, critters with an offering surely placed by a fellow sister/brother witch). We saw many battle scars from mother nature’s brave fight with yet another harsh winter. How glorious it was to be out in the sun, smell the fresh grass, and admire the new baby greens on the birches!

My first three posts have been particularly dark. I sensed a change coming though, perhaps for about a week or so now, feeling the spring goddess wake up inside me and my world filling up with light again as the days got longer. My astrological charts have been showing a lot of Sun energy in the tenth house, indicating a renewal of passion, hope, and spirit in my professional life and other passions.

While wandering the street market after our visit to the park, we ran into a street vendor selling crystals. A blindingly bright crystal point caught my eye almost immediately – a sunstone tower. What’s more? It was on sale! I took it as a sign that the Universe has intentionally put this crystal in my path, and brought it home. Sunstone is linked to good fortune, clearing all chakras and allowing one’s true self to re-emerge. It is quite literally spring cleaning delivered in crystal form.

If that was not sign enough – my paper was finally accepted for publication and my algorithm – yes, the one that has been running for the past 4 days – finally finished, delivering promising findings. What relief! I was so overwhelmed with gratitude I could almost cry. My dog, my familiar, is lovingly accompanying me as I am basking in the grace of the goddess and Universe while writing this blog.

I thank my goddesses, gods, spirits and angels of the highest good for always guiding me to the right path. I thank them for giving me the strength to emerge from the long, dark winter. I thank them for the immense happiness I feel as I embrace the elements surrounding me.

I thank the Universe for blessing me with all the opportunities that have come my way, and for always guiding me back to love. As Gabrielle Bernstein has brilliantly put, “The Universe has your back”.