Friday March 20th is Spring Equinox. Are you ready?
This year comes on strong beginning with a Pisces New Moon, heralding new beginnings. Spring Equinox always occurs when the sun moves into Aries, adding some fire. To top it off this year, we also have a solar eclipse (visible in Europe) early in the am on the 20th.
In short—this is an excellent time for new beginnings.
The moon begins a new cycle; Aries helps us move it along; and the solar eclipse (when the moon blocks the sun’s light) gives us a chance to disrupt old patterns and energize new ones. I always think of the equinox as a time for calibration. It is the day when the northern and southern hemispheres are bathed in equal light, and it is the moment when the sun rises and sets in exact east and west.
First: Cleanse. Try some deep cleansing – smudging yourself, your house, your workspace. Take a cleansing bath letting everything go and watch it wash down the drain. It’s a perfect season for a “limpia” with an egg!
Second: Calibrate. What do you want? What is your path? Where are you going? Get your sights aligned.
Third: Clear the space. This is the time of year that the earth beneath us is roiling with life, and pretty soon there will be an over-abundance of green shoots sprouting. They won’t all come to fruition, and some might crowd what you’d rather have bloom. In this moment of stillness, balance and calibration, take time to consider what needs to go to make way for the new. Clear out the dead leaves and rubbish, look through your seed packets and decide what to plant.
So on Friday, take a moment to cleanse, calibrate and clear the space because spring is here.
Love and Blessings to you!
More about Spring Equinox: Spring Equinox is often called Ostara, or Eostre, named for a goddess of Germanic origin who is the namesake of Easter. For the Northern Hemisphere, Spring Equinox is Mid-Spring, signaling the height of the season, occurring at 1° Aries in Tropical system, on Friday March 20th at 4:45pm MT in 2015. History and ritual ideas: http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.html and I love these! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377863.0#ixzz3SUztkDAp&i