It has been a beautiful spring like day today, blue skies, crisp but fairly warm weather for the time of year and the birds have been singing in the garden.
Time for a spring clean. This time of the year encourages people to reach for their brooms and undertake household chores. For the witch, spring-cleaning is more than physical cleaning, it is also a ritual for new beginnings and positive change. To sweep through the house clearing out old negative energies and habits and filling it with love and positive energy.
Just the act of sweeping can clear out old habits or unpleasant situations, visualising them gone as you sweep. Think of the things you wish to be rid of, from draining relationships to negative thought patterns.
Clearing clutter has the same banishing effect. Let go of any negative associations, feelings or situations that have attached themselves to the object, or the person who gave it to you.
Clean the windows and then throw them open to let in the fresh, cleansing air, dispersing the old negative air inside. Draw symbols in the air in front of all the windows and doors to bless them and bring protection.
I like to do my housework with some music on, loud and energetic to aid my in my chores. You could use pagan music and chant as you go, bringing positive ideas and manifesting good will and happy energy.
As you flush the toilet - visualise all the unpleasant things and nastiness going down with the water.
Banish negative energies by dusting widdershins, then polish deosil to bring in all the good stuff!
Once I am done I like to smudge the house and bless it just to make sure.
I usually renew my witches bottles at this time, or give them a good shake and a recharge.
Go on...make like Snow White...sing with the birds too if you wish!