Sage everything. Because even the most basic witch knows it’s a magical time of year.
So when should you do a purification ritual? The kind where you burn sage through your whole house to smoke the negative vibes out? How about the Spring Equinox. It’s a magical time of year when day and night are nearly equal in length, and endless options abound to celebrate the Spring Equinox in Oakland.
And where can you get mystical supplies for positive spellwork? Triple Goddess tools for self care? Crystal singing bowls and tarot cards to make sense of all this? Tucked away spots for shinrin-yoku? Test out these year-round shops and spots that cater to witchcraft, herbal medicine, spirituality, indigenous practices, divination, astrology, tarot, and all your woo-woo ways.
How will you spend the Spring Equinox in Oakland this year?
If you're new to the scene, Oakland’s First Black Woman Owned crystal and metaphysical shop Queen Hippie Gypsy is a great entry point. Or maybe go a little more old school with Ancient Ways or Artesania y Botanica Del Sol. Self care and radical wellness? Head to Alembique Apothecary or East Bay Meditation Center. Or perhaps more just looking to get out into nature? Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park will always soothe the soul. Wanting a glimpse into your future this spring? Don't forget a visit to the Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory for some tasty handmade cookies that will help define what is to come.