The Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox!
Around March 20-22 every year day in the northern hemisphere we experience the vernal equinox.
This is a two-moment period when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length.
It signals the end of winter and the first day of spring! The days are longer, the crocuses and snow bells are blooming, the birds are singing, and the earth is greening with growth and life.
This year the equinox occurs on March 20th along with full moon in Uranus so unconventional prosperity is showering us all!
Spring is the most intense equinox of the year as it is energized by the power of creation, life and love.
It continues until the summer solstice around June 22 when the seasons shift again.
All of earth creatures are mating, nesting and looking to continue the cycle of life from generation to generation.
Responding to the deep primal instincts of their inner selves and nature, they participate in the eternal dance of life and regeneration.
Everywhere you look in the plant, animal or avian kingdoms, life is beginning again.
We too are drawn into this dance and our primal instincts lead down a similar path of celebration.
We dance our way through spring, joyful in the end of winter, hopeful as we have new gardens to plant and tend and a new cycle to begin.
Throwing off the cold winter blanket and bathing in the sun is something we can all take great joy in.
Spring is renewal and with that comes the powerful healing energy of hope.
We have rested all winter, reflecting in the long dark night and resetting ourselves.
Now rested, we dance our way into the sun to recharge, revitalize, reset and rejoice!
Spring has many names and is celebrated in many ways by all cultures.
Ostara is an ancient Celtic Goddess who is hailed as the spring equinox. She was worshipped Lady of the Green Spring and under her loving hand, all of life is restored to the land. She works with the energies of the green lady and man of the forest to bring spring and fertility back to the lands and the people.
The seeds planted at Ostara find their fertility celebrated at Beltane or May day, when the maypole is dance is danced to help nature the budding seedlings.
Later, the celebration of Ostara was Christianized into Easter and became associated with the rebirth of Jesus the Christ but whatever spiritual path you examine, spring is about renewal.
For many agrarian and pagan societies spring was considered the new year and flows with natural cycles of birth, growth, age and death,
Many ancient fertility symbols can be recognized in the Easter celebration.
The iconic Easter Bunny is the fertile sign of the rabbit, revered by all pagan and earth traditions along with eggs, seeds and flowers.
Dyeing eggs at Easter is an ancient pagan tradition that extends back hundreds of centuries.
Eggs were dyed specific colors for specific purposes:
Green for abundant crops and money.
Blue for peace.
Red for love.
Yellow for health.
Baskets of sweets were left on the doorstep of someone you wanted to court. The breaking of the Lenten fast is also celebrated now, and sweets are again allowed to celebrate the sweet richness of new life.
No matter how you celebrate, spring is a rich fertile time.
A season of love and hope when all possibilities are budding and growing.
Dye your eggs, dance your joy, plant your seeds and nourish your dreams.
Spring has sprung!
How do you celebrate Ostar?
What do you think?
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