Seed Blessing Ritual

The Spring Equinox (also known as the Vernal Equinox) is a traditional time for many Witches to perform special blessings over the seeds which they gathered in the fall of the previous year. (Store-bought packets of seeds may be blessed as well.) Perform the following blessing at sunset in the center of a clockwise-cast circle: Place the seeds to be blessed in a basket or cauldron. If the seeds are contained within a packet, you may place the entire packet of seeds into the basket or cauldron. Using an Athame or wand, draw thrice a pentagram in the air over the seeds, and say:

"As winter's reign comes to an end
And spring brings warmth and light,
The spirits of these seeds I do call forth
On Ostara's sacred night.
From your rest so dark and long
Awaken now with birth!
You shall, in time, grow green and strong
In the soil of Mother Earth.
So mote it be! "