Charming the Plough

It is traditional to bless the plow and the land before planting, so this an appropriate time of year to bless the tools of our labor, asking that the work we do with them brings a good harvest. Since most of us are not farmers, we can ask for blessings on any tool we use to nurture our creativity or to feed ourselves and our families.  Any tool that represents your work, hobby, or passion-a paintbrush, pen, knitting needles, spreadsheet, wrench, etc – a tool that you use to nurture and support your body or spirit- can be  blessed and dedicated to the work.

This is a charm we used at our Spring Equinox Rite

Charming the Plough

Hand to the plow        New fields harrow

Hand to the loom        Threads of fate weave

Hand to the cradle      Lullaby crooning

Hand to the field        Tender seed foster

 

Mind to the work        Awaken our passion

Heart to the work        Awaken our love

Soul to the work         Awaken our Spirits

Flesh to the work        Awaken our blood

 

Blessings upon them   The tools of our trade

Blessings upon them   The tools of our craft

Blessings upon them   The tools of creation

Blessing upon them     The tools of our need

 

Rains of renewal         And wind in the trees

Ocean of memory       and fire that frees

Gentle Mother Earth   Golden, bright Sun

Nurture us daily          ‘til all work is done (Maria Stoy)

Spring Equinox Altar 2017

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