SPRING EQUINOX 20 March, 17.32
Spring Equinox is the time of year when lightness and darkness are in equilibrium, when the sun shines directly on the equator and day and night are almost equal and nature seems to be in balance. Equinox means “equal night” and anywhere on the Earth, given a level horizon, the sun rises due east, and sets due west. Equal day and night. Then the balance tips and light dominates the days. As the days become brighter and warmer, new life emerges, birds sing and we all wake from the gloomy spell of winter – spring is here!
With this movement and reawakening from hibernation we naturally want to stretch, to reach out, to sense what we want for ourselves from the abundance of the coming year. This feeling is a joy to establish in our lives, the feeling of the new energy within nature and the world. Every one of us has felt this directly or through the world around us, we each have our own memories of it. Equinox is a time to consciously re-connect with it, to meditate in search of a sense of renewal and direction, to heal the heart and soul after the darkness of the short days, to allow ourselves to blossom and grow stronger for the forthcoming year. Take this time to spring clean the mind, get rid of the winter blues and unwanted past influences, to concentrate on new plans. Just as those seeds planted when the leaves turned and lay dormant through the winter are now visible above the surface of the earth so the ideas we’ve been nurturing become manifest. Celebrate them in this new phase of life.
Many ancient cultures built their greatest architectures — tombs, temples, cairns and sacred observatories — so that they aligned with the solstices and equinoxes, which were recognised as particularly powerful days of the year by ancient civilizations, including the early Egyptians, who built the Great Sphinx so that it faces directly towards the rising sun on the Equinox.
This year it is also the new moon, symbol of beginnings, so with the beginning of Spring – it perfect time to contemplate upon your true motive, why are you here on Earth, what is your intention? Write it down, make a ritual for it and tell the world.
This year we are celebrating with a dear friend, Scott Young. Scott came in November and hosted a Cacao healing ceremony. Cacao in its natural state is not only one of nature’s most potent foods, it has also been used for thousands of years in South America, in a medicinal way, by shamans, so as to help restore balance emotionally and psychologically. It was an amazing day among like-minded souls, with meditation, music and dancing at the end. I asked Scott to come back and celebrate this important time of year as like- minded souls, are yet another key that I know keeps me on track and just before the following equinox.
And in honour of woman’s day I’d like to share~