Fire Jumping is Tonight!

Leyla Shams
March 13, 2018

Are you ready to jump over some fire tonight?

Norooz (Persian new year) is only a week away! So tonight is the chahar shanbe sooree celebration, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the spring equinox.

Things to do tonight:

  1.  Make a giant fire in a safe location (it actually doesn't have to be giant, just big enough that you can jump over it).
  2. Think about all the past year's resentments, regrets, unfinished business.
  3. Jump over the fire and purge yourself of all the negativity of the past year.
  4. Let the fire rejuvenate and renew your spirit. Replace all the negativity with the positive vitality and rigor of the fire.
  5. If you have any physical ailments or sickness from the past year, give these to the fire as well- let the fire heal you emotionally and spiritually.
  6. Say the phrase: sorkheeye man az to, zardeeye to az man. Meaning, I give you my yellowness (my sickness, negativitey etc), you give me your redness (health, etc.)

Over the next week:

  1. Clean your entire house! Khooneh takoonee- or shaking of the house- is what we call spring cleaning here in the west. Get in all those nooks and crannies!
  2. Sprout your sabzeh- wheatgrass. Get those wheatgrass seeds out and start sprouting! You'll need this for your sofreyeh haftseen next week.

Check what time the spring equinox is where you live- it happens at the same exact moment everywhere on earth, so we will all be celebrating together! For us here in Texas, it's at 11:15 am on Tuesday, March 20