is the second of the four 'sky points' in our Wheel
of the Year and it is when the sun does a perfect
balancing act in the heavens.
the Spring (or Vernal) Equinox the sun rises exactly in the
east, travels through the sky for 12 hours and then sets exactly
in the west. So all over the world, at this special moment,
day and night are of equal length hence the word equinox which
means 'equal night'.
course, for those of us here in the northern hemisphere it
is this equinox that brings us out of our winter.
those in the southern hemisphere, this time is the autumnal
equinox that is taking you in to your winter. And this is
very much how I think of the equinoxes - as the 'edges' of
winter. This is why they can be quite hard on our bodies as
it is a major climatic shift, so it is a good time to give
a boost to your immune system with natural remedies and cleansing
in Wiltshire (as with the rest of rural Britain), it was traditional
to drink dandelion and burdock cordials at this time as these
herbs help to cleanse the blood and are a good tonic for the
body after its winter hardships.
the Vernal Equinox heralds the arrival of spring, it is a
time of renewal in both nature and the home, so time for some
is more than just a physical activity, it also helps to remove
any old or negative energies accumulated over the dark, heavy
winter months preparing the way for the positive growing energy
of spring and summer.
with all the other key festivals of the year, there are both
Pagan and Christian associations with the Spring Equinox.
Pagans, this is the time of the ancient Saxon goddess, Eostre,
who stands for new beginnings and fertility.
is why she is symbolized by eggs (new life) and rabbits/hares
name is also the root of the term we give to the female hormone,
now, you may be beginning to see the Christian celebration
derived from this festival - Easter.
this is the reason why the 'Easter Bunny' brings us coloured
eggs (and if you're lucky chocolate ones!) at this time of
as nature starts to sprout the seeds that have been gestating
in her belly throughout the winter, maybe you can start to
think about what you want to 'sprout' in your life now and
start to take action.
alicia anda jessy
is a very interesting and the tex is very beatuful .alicia and jesy understad the tex and we do espanihs
Is there a "Tom Hill " in Wiltshire?
Trevor Malcolm Cunningham
My Daffs are shooting in the Garden along with some new crocus
Nother finer than the break of winter.
I'm bored of bunnies bringing me eggs. I say it's time the chickens were allowed to bring us baby chocolate bunnies.
The axis that the Earth spins on has a slight wobble so the Spring Equinox is not always on 21st March but tends to be within a few days either side of it depending on what part of the cycle we are in.
Equinox comes from the term "galloping sun/day". The sun appears to be moving most rapidly at this time of year north or southward. The day length at the British latitude changes by about 4 mins (daylength varies sinusoidally between 30 and 70% over the year). Equinox has the same word stem as Equine - hence the horse and galloping connotations.
Don't forget spring equinox is also the start of the new year in Zoroastrianism, when the god of light overcomes the god of darkness. It is still celebrated by Persians.
That explains why I got the dusters out today!
Bunnies and flowers... love it
the spring equinox is also the persian new year
How exactly do I remove those 'old or negative energies accumulated over the dark, heavy winter months'? Does it require a special vacuum cleaner?
Jan - Scotland
Thanks for explaining the equinoxes. I didn't realise it happened all over the world. Great info.
spring is the best season of a year
Yes, let's try to find more examples of the sacred feminine as read about in The DaVinci Code.
My body and soul are glad to be re
this is also a day when the Persians celebrate the New Year.
Eostre, Astarte, Isis. It's all in the book "When God was a Woman."
Very interesting, i did notice that the day on which the time between sunrise and sunset is exactly equal is getting a few days earlier, (march 17th this year), does this mean the date of the equinox is changing?
look: Stonehenge survey clock
So that's why I get these cravings for Dandelion & Burdock!
Wild! I knew Chrisianisty's roots were all "Pagan" (or Egyptian) - very cool to see the link of Easter to Eostre to Estrogen! It all makes sense. What's "old" is new ...
I'm 'sprouting' a new career for myself this year! Happy Ostara !
wonderful information!! Happy Spring to all!
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