Vernal Equinox-Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:15pm EST

By Mary Swanson




Dear, Sustainable and Ever-Renewing Children of the Earth,

Happy Spring!  The Vernal Equinox has arrived!  Three months after the Winter Solstice, we say goodby to old man winter and hello to the newborn Spring.

Equinox is the time when Day and Night are of equal length.  In the northern hemisphere, Day will increase for the next three months until Summer Solstice gives us the full warmth of our Sun.

People have always celebrated this time of year as a time of resurrection and rebirth.  In the Pagan world, this is the celebration of Eostre or Ostara.  The fecundity of rabbits the abundance of eggs, the greening of the land and blossoming of flowers are all Mother Nature's way of showing us there is Eternal Life.

Bonfires and feasts, waking at dawn, shaking off the stiffness of months living inside buildings... however you choose to celebrate Spring, remember that whatever you have mourned the loss of, whatever darkness you have found yourself stuck in, now is the time of year to remember Life eternally renews itself.

If you've been sad, worried, stressed or come through your own dark night of the soul, take a walk outside and let the natural world heal you.  Whatever your beliefs are, go outside and breathe in a little Life.

Blessed be,
Mary

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Allow
           ...by Dana Faulds

There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt,
containing a tornado.  Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel.  Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground.  The only
safety lies in letting it all in --
the wild and the weak; fear,
fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of 
the heart, or sadness veils your
vision with despair, practice
becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to you.

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https://www.inspiredinquiries.com/p/sky-magic-spr

Check out these links to learn more about the Equinox and how it's celebrated around the world.
https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox
https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-ostara-the-spring-equinox-2562485
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/sights-to-see.html




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