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Pagan Playlists - Spring Equinox 2018 Edition

by Denise, HPS of North Wyldewood Coven

 

Ahhhh ... more sunlight! 

When I awaken at 5:30am, it’s dark. However, the beauty of the dawn is only an hour or less away as I write this in mid-February. More light means life! Who cares if it’s nippy and brisk one day or f’n freezing because of bitter wind-chill factor the next because I believe now that the winter isn’t going to last forever. Of course I *know* about the four seasonal change, but I’m talking about feelings here. Understand, I love living in a climate with four seasons. I just don’t like extremes in temperatures for too long. 

 

In the throes of winter where it is dark and cold and wet I wish deeply to be able to hibernate like a bear. Now with the visible growing of the light, I imagine going to the park or working on my window-box garden. Opening the windows wide to let in the fresh-ish Brooklyn air and listening to the birds’ busy songs immediately brings on the urge-to-purge and physically clean my apartment. At the Equinoxes, I also spiritually cleanse, magick, and sure up my home protection. 

 

As with last Sabbat’s playlist, I was inspired by OzarkPaganMama’s playlists. I will put an asterisk next to the songs I got from her. 

 

 

Spring Equinox playlist! 

 

This playlist includes a meditation for grounding and strengthening by Mara Freeman. You might want to put it in a separate playlist, if you put the playlist on a loop, so as not too disturb the music flow.  

 

In like a lion, out like a lamb

The songs are in a particular order to evoke the feeling of coming from quiet to activity (of cleaning and dancing - yeah, I do that; not efficient but fun). Nothing gets me moving like a Celtic reel! So there are some traditional Celtic pub songs to get me moving. An alternate name for this Sabbat is Ostara, honoring the Norse goddess of spring; there are a few songs from Scandinavia. Icelandic violin has a very misty Otherworldly sound which I find appropriate for the fluctuating spring temperature and weather. The Wiccan goddess and the god are in their Maiden and Green Man aspects at this time of year, so sing, dance, and open your heart to the energizing spirit of spring!

 

Bright Blessings to you,

Denise

 

 

  1. Tree of Life by Mara Freeman
  2. Light of a Clear Blue Morning by The Wailin’ Jennys
  3. Myrullmorgen  (Rolling Mist) by Hege Rimestad
  4. Bird Calls by None
  5. Bird Song by The Wailin’ Jennys
  6. *First Spring Day by Sub-Urban Tribe
  7. *Ostara by Lisa Thiel 
  8. *Mother Nature’s Son by The Beatles
  9. *Down by the Sally Gardens by Clannad
  10. *May the Sun Shine Bright for You by Primal Scream
  11. Earth & Water, Fire & Air by Damaris Drewry
  12. I’ll Tell Me Ma by Young Dubliners
  13. No Nay Never by the Irish Rovers
  14. The Piper and The Mermaid by Celtica
  15. The Leaving Of Liverpool by Young Dubliners
  16. Whiskey in the Jar by The High Kings
  17. What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor by Celtica
  18. Wildflowers by Wailin’ Jennys
  19. Gjetharhuving/Springliek (Shepard Call) by Helene Hoye (Wizard Women of the North)
  20. Wild Maiden by Kelliana 
  21. Green Man by Kiva
  22. Bright Morning Stars by the Wailin’ Jennys
  23. Earth Mother by Kiva
  24. Thank You Mother by Kellianna
  25. Fonix (Phoenix) by Annbjorg Lien

 

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