When we think on how the work or growth we do changes though the seasons, we notice the changes of the seasons is like a changing of the guard; out with the old & in with the new. While spring is officially here- and knowing too that spring in March or April is not an uncommon thing in our area- we are given a fortuitous window for tidying up when snow is in the forecast once again.
In the winter we do our more contemplative, interpersonal work. We take time for ourselves to nurture our wisdom and well-being. And, as spring comes, we let go of the themes of winter and plant new ideas. But, have you really closed the doors to winter? Are old themes still rearing their head and refusing to be laid to rest?? If so, our current forecast is a golden opportunity for you.
While our weather temporarily returns to winter for the next couple of days, we are given the local energetic opening to really complete our winter themes and add closure to those last few items on the agenda that need tidied up. To fully embrace the promises that spring brings, we have to let go. It’s difficult to accept new gifts if our hands are already full! We’ve got one more golden window to drop the old baggage for good: snow flurries in spring. Capture the gift that it is. We’ve been given one last chance to heal the hatchet that refuses to be buried.
If it speaks to you, spend a moment doing some introspective work and take a look under your rugs, or revisit your emotional closets. Reduce, reuse and recycle the wisdoms, themes and tools gained last year and through your winter. Distill your learning and experiences into wisdom. Light a pyre to that which no longer serves you & give thanks. Then, as the most recent snow melts, you’ll be more ready for the gifts that spring has to offer
Sidebar- One fun idea that the witches will like is this: given that this snow is wet and sticky, it’s a great opportunity to make a snowman poppet. Place into it what you want to recede/banish, and then watch as it does so with the movement into spring.
The Peninsula Pagan