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Spring Equinox



Spring has Sprung!

Spring Equinox - Vernal Equinox Began at approximately 1:32PM EDT - March 20th

Hang on, the pressure is nearly over from a cold and nasty winter.  As we shift into the six months of our active, doing side, take the time to congratulate yourself for being so strong. The Universe is delighted that you are here today, shining your glorious light with the millions of others who are building a new world.

After St Patrick’s festivals the spring equinox brings the chance to get in touch with our more ancient ancestors and be in awe of their mastery of the heavens.  The Sun is at its lowest path in the sky on the Winter Solstice. After that day the Sun follows a higher and higher path through the sky each day until it is in the sky for exactly 12 hours.  

Equinox, translated literally, means- "equal night".  People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years.  This equinox marks a new beginning and the divine union between the masculine and feminine. This is a time of balance between night and day, light and dark. It is also a time to consider what goals or wishes you would like to achieve or have happen over the next year.  Perhaps this is the time to consider that vision map you have been putting off- today just may feel right.

An equinox happens each year at two specific moments in time (instead of two whole days), when there is a location on the Earth's Equator where the center of the Sun can be observed to be vertically overhead, occurring around March 20/21 and September 22/23 each year.

"The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon Goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn Goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life. "  Read More- School of the Seasons

In many traditions, this is the start of the new year. The Roman year began on the ides of March (15th). The astrological year begins on the equinox when the moon moves into the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries, the Ram. The Greek God Ares is equivalent to the Roman Mars for whom the month of March is named.

I don't know about you but I feel like dancing, singing and celebrating the fresh, crisp newness all around.


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