Spring Equinox ~ Finding balance.
Tomorrow is a day when we celebrate the solar festival of the Vernal Equinox when night and day are of equal length. This is an opportunity to think about the balance within our own lives.
It is also the day of the sun entering Aries, a fire sign and symbolized by the Ram that represents male fertility and often the horned cornucopia of abundance. This is the first sign of the zodiac and begins a new cycle.
Nature is beginning to wake up after the dormancy of winter, flowers starting to grow and blossom. Birds busy nesting and egg laying. With the lengthening of days and more heat from the sun nourishing and giving energy to all things, including ourselves.
This celebration is also known as Ostara the transitioning from dark into light sitting between the other two festivals of Imolc and Beltane. Ostara is a spring festivity that honours Eostre; according to legend she is the goddess of springtime and flowers.
She is also known as the goddess of the dawn, rising in the east, the direction associated with rebirth and of fire energy. It has been said that it is also where the word Easter derives and maybe why we associate eggs and rabbits with this time of year.
With the emerging rising of the spring energy, now may be a good time to spring clean spiritually, emotionally and physically; bringing things back into balance.
We can do this in many ways and here are some ideas you may wish to consider.
Plant some seeds that you can nurture and grow
Walk and reconnect with nature
Paint or decorate some eggs
Construct a spring alter
Light a candle and consider what you would like to rebalance in your life
Wear a colour, associated with spring such as yellow or green
Make a crown or garland of flowers
Declutter your home and have a really good spring clean
Eat fresh seasonal produce
Move your body, stretch, skip or dance
Consider journaling, creative writing or maybe compose a springtime poem or song
Spring clean your mind by working with your subconscious to clear core belief and emotions that are no longer serving you, bringing them back into balance
Do what feels right for you, allowing this beautiful spring energy to renew and invigorate you.
I wish for you Ostara Blessings….
May you embrace the birth of all life.
May you nurture what you sow.
May you grow in mind, body, soul and spirit.
May you find balance within your own world.
Jane Taylor (Holistic Fibro Fighter)
Image credit ~ Amanda Clark