For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the Vernal, Spring Equinox is here! It is a time of rebirth, emergence and forward movement as we awake from the dreamtime and inward energy of winter and step forward to bring forth our dreams into the light of day…
All of humanity and all of our relations participate in this renewal.Â Our ancestors have celebrated this turning point since the beginning of time!
Oestre or Ostara, is a Pagan celebration that welcomes the Goddess of Spring, as she returns with her totem spirit animal, the Rabbit to bring birth, growth and renewal to the Earth.
There are so many cleansing, purifying celebrations across cultures during this liminal time. The Mayans commemorated this moment with the Kukulkan pyramid at Chichen Itza which becomes illuminated with a feathered serpent of light that travels down the side of the pyramid at the equinoxes and invites us to awaken our consciousness. The sunrise at Stonehenge also perfectly aligns during the Equinox.
This is a transformative, alchemical time, where we take our dreams and let them see the light of day. We must find our passion and bring that fire forth to illuminate our heart and the hearts of others…
Many messengers have been seeing Equinox as a doorway in our evolution. We have been through some tough months of transformation and releasing, and now we are poised to move forward and alchemize the guidance as weÂ exercise our connection.
Our sisters and brothers in the Southern hem, are also experiencing this but as a mirror reflection as they journey inward and prepare for Winter. For wherever we find ourselves on this beautiful planet of ours, these cycles, like the inward and outward movement of our breath reflect the larger cosmic pulse of life that we are a part of.
From my heart to yours, I wish you a joy-filled, illuminated journey and celebration. Light a candle, or make a wild bonfire and honor the light within. Close your eyes and feel yourself a part of it. Like it says in the Upanishads, “Tat tvam asi, ” You are That. Feel it and celebrate it.
Make flower wreaths, make an Earth offering, sing and dance and celebrate this one precious life!