Here in the Northern Hemisphere, March leads us firmly into spring, and to the Spring Equinox, which takes place this year on March 20 (check your local calendar for the precise time in your location).
Spring Equinox is one of two days in the year when the days and nights are of equal length. From this day until Autumn Equinox, day is more dominant than night, and we have stepped fully into the light half of the year.
At Spring Equinox the stories to tell are stories both of growth, and of the need for balance in that growth. At equinoxes, everything hangs in the balance for the six-month period ahead. It’s a moment to hold back the tendency to rush blindly towards new growth, and to reflect on what it is that you want to do and be in the summer season ahead: what you want to sow, in acknowledgement of what you will reap later in the year, if you do.
This time is:
- a time for celebrating fertility
- a time for blessing the fields and the seed
- a time of planting, sowing the seeds of renewal and rebirth
- a time for thinking about the ways in which balance might be restored to an unbalanced self and world
- a time for thinking about the careful balance between opposites, and how we can supersede polarity
- a time for recognising the Shadow in every Light.
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Dr. Sharon Blackie is an international teacher and renowned writer whose work weaves together psychology, mythology, and ecology to reveal how our cultural myths have led us to the individual and collective social and environmental problems we face today and how reconnection with our more ancient mythology would better serve our relationship with the Earth, our souls, and the cosmos.