This past weekend the Spring Equinox rolled into effect, typically observed as a time to mark the coming of Spring and the fertility of the land.
2016 is the earliest recorded vernal equinox since 1896.
The spring equinox marks the time when day and night are approximately equal in length, a phenomenon caused by the Earth having no tilt in its orientation to the sun. True east and true west are at the exact spot where the sun rises and sets. The equinox is also the time when the sun crosses the equator from south to north for the first time each year.
It’s a time to plant seeds and set intentions!
The very act of planting, of beginning new life from seed, is a ritual and a magical act in itself. To cultivate something in the black soil, see it sprout and then bloom, is to watch a magical working unfold before our very eyes.
The equinox is a reminder to focus on the future and visualize the possibilities, desired outcomes.
I am feeling so in-sync with the earthly cycles lately. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, and I’m ready for the adventure.