Just as the onset of Spring transforms the earth with a lush green haze and a profusion of blooms that hint to the bounty of summer, we too can feel a tightening of spirit, a renewal of body, mind and soul as spring’s promises are fulfilled all around us.
With dandelion’s association with growth and transformation, this dandelion renewal spell can be done alone or with a group and is soooo appropriate to do at Beltane. (Assuming spring has come to your neighbourhood).
All you need is an intact dandelion seed head per person. If working with kids then talk for a moment about renewal and what it means to them. Have everyone or just yourself hold up their dandelion seeds heads and say together,
The air is alive with the hum of bees
As the wind tousles the tops of trees.
The blooms are bright and fertility abounds,
Our wish, dear Lady, for renewal to be found.
Not only across this greening land,
But within the hearts of every woman, child, and man.
Blow your dandelion seed heads to the four directions. As you do this, imagine the dandelion seeds planting themselves into the hearts of humankind. Imagine an abundance of joy, peace, and fulfillment for all that happens as the dandelion takes root.
When you’re done, find a nice spot in a field, park, or lawn. If you feel inclined make a circlet of dandelions and reflect on the sunny intentions, thoughts and bright ideas for the future.