Themes: Spring; Weather; Providence; Harvest; Growth
Symbols: Seeds; Soil; Rain Water; Dragon Images
About Hara Ke: An African goddess of sweet water (which also equates with the gentle spring rains) Hara Ke comes into our lives with spring with gentle, growth-inspiring refreshment. According to legend she lives under the river Niger with two dragons in attendance, caring for the souls who await rebirth, just as earth awaits its reawakening with spring.
To Do Today: People in Namibia pull out all their garden tools and seeds and bless them today before the sowing season starts.. This ensures a good harvest and plentiful rains, the water of Hara Ke’s spirit. If your garden or tinker with window pots, this tradition holds merit. Just sprinkle your tools with seeds with a little spring water or rainwater, then visualize the seeds being filled with pale green light (like new sprouts).
Alternatively, sprinkle open your own aura, first going counterclockwise to wash away residual sickness or tension, then going clockwise to invoke Hara Ke. As you sprinkle the water, say:
Hara Ke, renew in a me a sense of refreshed ability.
To my spirit, growth impart; make your home inmy heart.
If you’re pressed for time, you can recite this in your morning shower or while doing the laundry (during the rinse cycle). The latter allows you to figuratively don Hara Ke’s attributed with your clothing whenever you need them.
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