Equinox comes from Latin equinoxium meaning equality between day and night. It’s the time when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator making night and day the same length. There are two equinox events every year. One in autumn and spring. The Equinox symbolizes the struggle between light and dark.
As we are in the Southern Hemisphere, we are moving towards the spring equinox. The Spring Equinox is also known as Vernal (the Latin word for spring).
The Spring Equinox represents coming back into the light, new life and new beginnings. It is a time to plant the seeds of anything you wish to harvest in the coming year.
The Spring Equinox is also symbolized by the Goddess Ostara (Eostre), the word Easter comes from Eostre. Ostara is a Germanic Goddess that represents a time of renewal and rebirth. She is a Goddess of fertility. She can be called upon to assist when starting something new, a project, job or home to help your project flourish.
During this time, we often feel more energised. The time of hibernation is over and we want to enjoy the warmth and be more social.
In terms of our homes, ‘Spring Cleaning’ is a term often used and as the weather gets warmer if feels natural to clear any clutter in our homes, to get rid of the old to make way for the new. It’s time to open the windows and let the sunlight into your home.
The spring equinox is a time to balance and renew ourselves. Self-care at the time can help maintain our wellbeing and balance.
Ways to help keep balanced include:
- Spend time out in the sun. It’s the best time of year to get outdoors. Enjoy the beach, hiking, biking or any outdoor activity. Enjoy the warmth on your skin and allow the sun’s rays to nourish you.
- It’s a great time to have fun with family and friends. Let your child self have some fun. It’s a time when we naturally feel like being social so it’s a great time to reconnect to people in your life. Outdoor activities, games nights, movie nights anything you love to do with the people closest to you.
- It’s a great time to create a vision board. A vision board can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. It is a representation of what you would like to manifest in the coming year. It’s great to add images, affirmations and goals on your board. Anything that helps you visualize the future you want.
- It’s a good idea to say your affirmations daily and to spend time imagining your future as if your future has already occurred. Visualize yourself enjoying the reality as you want it. Ask yourself how you would feel when this life you image becomes your reality?
Let’s welcome spring after the cold winter and release the old energy within. Welcome new light and life, new beginnings, seeds and path.