The Primordial Egg

Learn about the egg and cut it with a flaming sword. In our world there is a bird more sublime than all others. To search for his egg be thy only concern. The egg of alchemy is a symbol for magical realisation.” Michael Maier – German Alchemist 1687

The egg has long been a symbol for life and alchemy. Many cultures used eggs in rituals of all sorts. From clearing negative energy to divination. You can go down endless rabbit holes on the incredible edible mystical egg.

This spring ritual will invite an answer using egg divination. All you will need is one hard boiled egg and a permanent marker.

This ritual is adapted by and was originally created by Selena Fox

Assemble Materials


Permanent Marker

New Growth Choices

Pick four things you might choose to do this Spring that have the potential of

enriching your life. These things can be options that you already have been considering doing. They also may be things that occur to you as you do this part of the exercise. If more than than four things occur to you, pick the four most intriguing to you.

Write these four possible actions on the back of this paper or on a separate sheet. Choose a symbol or word to signify each action. Mark it next to the fuller description of the four possible actions.

Egg Decorating

Hold the egg in your hands a few moments and silently focus on it being a spiritual helper on your life's journey. Silently thank the bird species that produced it (such as chicken, duck, goose). Acknowledge it as the synthesis of the Elements of Nature -- the Earth which is its physical form, plus the Water, Fire, and Air that hardboiled it, and Spirit, its connection with you as your spiritual helper. When you feel complete with the meditation, begin decorating the egg. Throughout the egg decorating process, keep your attention focused on it being a spiritual helper. Decorate the egg with symbols as follows:

  • At one end of the egg make a circle and inside it put your name or initials, plus a symbol that represents the Spring season to you.

  • At the other end of the egg, make a circle and inside it put a symbol or word that represents Divinity to you (such as a deity name or a sacred color or shape).

  • Now draw four vertical lines dividing the remainder of the egg into roughly four segments.

  • In each of the four segments put the symbol and/or word of each of the new growth options you are considering.