Welcome Spring 2016

DSC 0063Celebrate the Spring Equinox

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 7 PM

at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Tereesa and Sharon

Stepping Into Spring:  The Equinox is here and the Earth is awakening.  The tribe gathers together to celebrate the sun's return to power and experience the signs of renewal and growth, within and without.  Together we will step out of the darkness and into the light, and rejoice in the life bursting forth all around us.


More about Spring Equinox traditions:

Celebrating the Seasons: Spring Equinox
Egg Rolling Divination Ritual
Ostara Meditation


Previous Welcome Spring Celebrations:

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9 am Open for Arrivals! Please check-in at the registration table in the Temple Room of the barn.
9:30 am Welcome to Circle Sanctuary Meet & Greet with Tereesa
Come meet the other members of the tribe, and learn all about the day's activities. In the Temple Room.
10 am Egg Hunt for All Ages
Step out there and find those eggs! Fun knows no age limit, so bring your boots, warm clothes, and baskets and meet outside the barn for details on this year's egg hunt. Prizes will be awarded for all age groups, so you don't want to miss out!
11 am Egg Hunt Prizes awarded to those who stepped up during the Egg Hunt! In the Temple Room
11:30 am

Stepping Stone Crafting with Tereesa and Sharon
Come make your own stepping stone. Create a permanent decorative piece for your garden or yard! All materials will be provided: concrete, beads, gems, etc., or bring your own special items to add to your stepping stone. If you are of the messy crafting type, bring a smock or other old clothing. In the Temple Room.

Step Onto The Land with Reed
The Earth is awakening! Step out onto this sacred land to reconnect with the Earth and find the signs of Spring and the renewal of life all around us. Meet at Bonfire Circle.

Family Workshop with Bo and Kristol in the Summer Kitchen

11:30 am - 3pm Owl's Nest Open For Shopping
1:30 - 2:30 pm Potluck Lunch and Social
After a morning of crafting and walking, it is time to take time to take a step back and nourish our bodies and our hearts as we come together as a tribe to enjoy good food and good company. In the Temple Room.
3 pm

Imagining Spring with Selena
Work with Spring imagery and meditations for personal renewal and inspiration to attune to Spring and for well-being throughout the year. If you would like, you are invited to bring a Spring symbol to decorate and place on the Community Altar for energizing.

Family Workshop with Bo and Kristol in the Summer Kitchen

4:30 pm Break Time and Ritual Prep
5 pm Welcome Spring Main Ritual with Ana
6 pm Community Cleanup and Departures




Items to Bring

  • A contribution for potluck feast to feed at least two dozen people. Please see the Potluck Guidelines.
  • Wear something green to celebrate the Spring!
  • Packets & containers of Seeds you plan to plant in gardens & fields - to be blessed in ritual (optional)
  • Garden Trowel (mark with your name) and/or other Garden/Farming tools to be blessed (optional)
  • Fresh flowers to decorate the Temple Room (we have some vases) or to leave as offerings on the land (optional)
  • Veggies, dip, crackers, other treats for snack table and/or a personal sack lunch for mid-day nourishment (optional)
  • A stone to donate to the Stone Circle. (optional)
  • A drum or rattle (optional)
  • A basket for gathering eggs during the egg hunt (optional)
  • Appropriate outdoor wear for the Egg Hunt and Nature Walk.
  • Slippers / dry shoes for inside. (optional)




Adults: $20 in advance by midnight March 9th, or $25 afterward and at the door

Youth (5 - 17): $5 in advance by midnight March 9th, or $5 afterward at the door

Children under 5 are FREE.




If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office at