The spring equinox is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length. The point of balance, on one side is the dark half of the year (winter) and on the other the light half (summer). Just as night and day are equal, this time represents our own need for balance. This is a great time to look at yourself and your life. Are things in balance? Look at how you conduct yourself in business matters, how much time you spend there. Is it equal to the time you spend at home with family and loved one’s? Also this is a great time to achieve balance between the masculine and feminine sides of your self. The feminine side brings in the intuitive side of our dreams and wishes. The masculine side does the planning and brings these dreams and wishes into fruition. As the pendulum swings from dark to light we are reminded of the constant need of balance in all things.
During spring the earth’s axis starts to tilt towards the sun, with each new day bringing more light. Worms begin to emerge from the earth, trees and shrubs start to bud, birds start to sing their familiar songs. This is a time of rebirth, renewal, regrowth. The promise of new life is everywhere.
The Spring Equinox is a sacred time. It is sacred to the direction of the east, to our youth, and to the dawn. The Saxon Goddess Eostre, who’s name gives us east and the holiday Easter is the Goddess of the dawn. Eostre is usually depicted with her hare companions, a symbol of fertility and eggs which symbolizes new life, sunlight and spring. All symbols of spring. Many religions felt this was the perfect time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the return of the light to our earth. This is a time of balance and new beginnings, to endeavor new paths, both spiritually and physically. A time to sow new seeds and watch them grow.