Connect with the energy of the Spring Equinox
Here’s some fun ways for you to connect with, and enjoy, the energy of the Spring Equinox
Jump straight to the practical activities:
Time to start moving forward
Spring Equinox is a festival that celebrates the first day of spring.
It is sometimes known as ‘Ostara’ if you celebrate Ostara, the ancient Germanic goddess of the spring,
Around the Spring Equinox, days are getting longer and warmer, and the nights shorter.
This is a time of balance.
The balance of light and dark.
The balance of the inner world and outer world.
The balance and joining of the conscious and unconscious.
The Spring Equinox is marked on 20th/21st of March in the Northern Hemisphere, and the 20th/21st of September in the Southern Hemisphere.
The earth energy is rising and increasing, and there is a feeling of moving forward and burgeoning possibility.
Nature is coming alive, the sun is gaining in strength. Trees are blossoming and the spring flowers are bursting forth with their colour and vibrancy. Animals are having their young.
We’re surrounded by life’s ability to regenerate.
We move from the darkness and stillness of winter, to an outward expression of life’s growth cycle.
The Spring Equinox brings with it the energy of fresh starts and is a time to express and move towards that which you want.
March also brings with it the energy of rebirth and signifies the astrological New Year as the sun moves into Aries, the beginning of the zodiac wheel.
Celebrating the Spring Equinox
Spring has been a time of celebration throughout history, with people gathering to mark the return of life at the end of the dark winter months.
The ancient Mayans held a festival to honour the god of fertility and planting, the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the “Festival of Colours,” is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring.
Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which is celebrated on the Spring Equinox, and Christians, who absorbed many traditional earth celebrations into their traditions, observe Easter in the energy of Spring as they celebrate the energy of rebirth and resurrection.
During the Spring Equinox I love to decorate eggs (and get some chocolate ones!) and hide them around the garden – or the house, as I do live in the notoriously wet UK! – for my little boy to find. And we’ll also plant seeds to symbolise the the renewal of life.
And of course there’s the celebration(?), well, at least the ritual… of spring cleaning! To physically, and symbolically, clear out the old to make way for the new.
Ancient wisdom for modern times
Celebrating the Spring Equinox, and other earth festivals or sabbats, helps us connect with the natural world and the cycles of the seasons. They remind us that we are part of something larger than ourselves and that there is a deeper rhythm to life that we are tapped into.
This is especially important as we tend to live to the timetables of other people. And connecting to the changes of the seasons, reminds us that there’s another way to live our life and that if we struggle with the traditional 9-5 lifestyle, there’s another rhythm we can align with.
Pausing to observe the Spring Equinox doesn’t have to be fancy. You can simply take a moment to notice how the world around you is changing and how that energy is reflected or changing within you.
For example, right now, where I live, the daffodils and crocuses are all around me. We’ve gone from the muddy brown fields, to white snowdrops, and now we have the colourful yellow and purples of the daffodils and crocuses lining the paths.
New life, new hope and more energy is on the way.
Spring reminds us, that no matter how dark, wet, cold or barren winter has been, we can always trust that spring will return.
In our own lives, we can remember that no matter how ‘dark’ and barren a circumstance can appear, it won’t always feel that way!
Connect with the energy of the Spring Equinox
Whilst you don’t need to do anything special to celebrate the Spring Equinox, it does always feel special to me to do something with a little more intention, for example, you could:
1. Plant some seeds
The Spring Equinox is the perfect time to start planning and planting a garden, or even some plants on your window sill.
Get your hands in the earth and start sowing some seeds, and intentions, and trust that they’ll come to fruition as the months go on.
2. Go for a walk in nature
Take a walk through the countryside, the woods, a local park, or even walk down the city street looking for signs of new life emerging.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and energy of the season.
3. Create a springtime altar
Use natural elements like flowers, branches, and stones to create a beautiful altar that honours the changing of the seasons.
You could also include symbolic items like eggs or seeds to represent new beginnings and growth.
4. Have a picnic
Enjoy a nourishing picnic in the park with family, friends or just by yourself. You may even want to incorporate some colorful spring flowers into your experience.
2. Make a springtime craft
Get creative and make a spring-themed craft, such as a floral wreath, a mini besom broom for your altar – or a full size one for your house, or paint and decorate some eggs.
Tap into your creative energy and bring some seasonal colour into your home.
Finally, some Journal Prompts to Connect with the Energy of the Spring Equinox:
- What new beginnings am I ready to embrace this Spring?
- What are some ways I can honor the changes happening in my life right now?
- What seeds of intention am I planting for the months ahead?
- What habits, patterns or behaviours do I need to release in order to make room for growth and renewal?
- How can I connect with the natural world and the rhythms of the season?
- What areas of my life could benefit from some spring cleaning or decluttering?
- What are some ways I can tap into my creativity and bring more joy and playfulness into my life?
- How can I cultivate a sense of abundance and generosity in all areas of my life?
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