Easter is right around the corner, a holiday many Catholics consider especially holy since it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although many celebrate with a special mass on Sunday, there are others that celebrate the day (even if they aren't Catholic) with the famous Easter eggs!

Many Catholics believe that eggs symbolize the resurrection, but those who aren't religious connect the tradition to the ancient pagan ceremonies tracing all the way back to Greek times which used rabbits to stand for fecundity.

 

In this ritual they used eggs, painted like rays of the sun, to represent the return of spring and as symbols of fertility. And obviously, if you think of it like that, the ancient traditions make sense, because it is in spring that the plants start to blossom and the rains start to fall on the earth and begin to generate new life.

So even if you aren't Catholic and you feel like there is nothing to celebrate during Lent or Holy Week, you couldn't be further from the truth! The day itself is reason enough to join in on the festivities. So I recommend that you take some time to reflect and get in tune with mother earth; and there is no better way to do this that with a ritual that encourages health and prosperity in this season of rebirth.

The site Horoscopes Beyond Science says that planting specific aromatic greens in clay post will help attract health, money and love in the spring. Find some verbena (money), rosemary (health) and clove (love) seeds and visualize how they will grow while you plant them. Put the pots outside and water them once a week throughout the spring. Remember to ask for requests from Mother Earth while you take care of your plants with devotion or they will not be granted

And there you have it! With this ritual you should have more than enough to celebrate the arrival of spring, a season full of life and prosperity for all of us!

Imagen vía PetitPlat - Stephanie Kilgast/flickr

 

 

About the author

Sandra Ortiz Juarez graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico. Sandra received her Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the Escuela Superior de Imagen y Sonido (CES) in Madrid, Spain. She has collaborated with various media outlets including TV AZTECA (Mexico), Libertad Digital Television (Madrid, Spain), AOL Latino (New York) and she is now working with Mamás Latinas in their New York office.

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