With the coronavirus and the bad flu season, and our personal mundane nonsense (we’re moving across town), I don’t think we’re going to have much time to really celebrate this equinox with any of our pagan community, and I was thinking on that, and feeling the need to strengthen community ties from a distance, when this prayer sort of wrote itself as I fell asleep. So I jotted it down, and made a few minor edits, and now I’m sharing it with all of you! If you feel moved to do so, please light a candle and read this prayer aloud on the equinox or at your personal celebration. I’ll be lighting a green candle (if they’re not all packed away!), though you could use yellow, or even just white – whatever feels most appropriate to you.
Prayer for the Spring Equinox
There’s a stirring in the breeze
Spring is arriving on wing and leaf
It is time to plant our seeds
They are Hearty and Hale in their sowing
As we are Whole and Well in our growing
We emerge from our winter cocoons
And reaffirm the connections between us
Hail to the Folk around us
Hail to the Folk farther away
Hail to gods, spirits, ancestors
Hail to the Spring, today!