On the eve of the Spring Equinox I find myself arriving late to the party with my suggestions for how you can connect to this wonderful time of year.  But when you work intuitively, as I do, you often find blog ideas come to you with less than opportune timing!

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs and monthly Honeysuckle newsletters, my path of awakening and search for authentic self has led me to discover a deep love of nature, and a new found respect for Gaia.  I am no longer able to watch seasons come and go without feeling an overwhelming desire to acknowledge them in some way, just as my ancestors will have done many years ago.

The Spring Equinox is a biggie for me.  I LOVE Spring.  Everything about it evokes light and new beginnings with the arrival of new blooms and the awwww moments only witnessed at the sight of a baby animal trying to work out how to use its new pins!  There is a real innocence attached to Spring and an energy that feels renewed and like anything is possible.

For me the main 5 principles of Spring are:

BALANCE, REBIRTH, LIGHT, EQUALITY, NEW BEGINNINGS.

Therefore if you can find a personal ritual that will connect you to one or more of those things, well then you are going to be working with the season rather than against it…and for me, it need only be as simple as that!

There are many wonderful blogs out there at the moment from channels and intuitives who I respect very much, and they all have amazing insights into the best and most traditional ways to welcome in Spring.  For me, I have learnt, perhaps through the hard way on reflection, that you have to find your own ritual, something that works for you.  Part of awakening is to believe in yourself and to walk tall and proud on your own path, not being quite so easily influenced by others.  Therefore this blog is put together based on what I have been guided to share today and how I will be personally connecting to this season.  But if you take nothing else from this blog, I hope you take the reassurance that there is no right or wrong and that connecting to the Spring Equinox, which falls on Tuesday 20th March in the UK this year, is all you need do, in whatever way feels right for you.

 

BALANCE

EQUINOX is derived from the Latin word aequus (meaning equal) and nox (meaning night).  It is said that both the day and night on the Equinox are of equal length; seeing 12 hours of daylight before we witness 12 hours of darkness.  This symbolism acts as a gentle reminder of the need for balance.

So quite simply, use this season to find balance.  Balance in the body through activities such as Yoga.  Balance in the mind through activities such as meditation or mindfulness.  Balance in the soul through practices such as energy or crystal healing or indeed just finding ways to awaken, giving yourself permission to explore who you truly are.  And my personal favourite, balance of the emotions, which of course my preferred way in which to do this is through regular use of the Bach flower remedies.  The ways in which you find balance today and through the next 3 months needn’t be a huge task.  Just keeping a journal of where you are at physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually for example will give you a good gauge and seeing it in Black and White can be the wake up call you need to address what’s coming up.  Balance for you right now may be as simple as working hard but learning to schedule enough time to rest.  Or continuing to give to others but remembering to give to yourself.

 

REBIRTH

With the welcome sight of new buds and blooms really coming into their own this month and the arrival of baby animals, signs and syncronicities of rebirth really seem to be everywhere this season.  Rebirth has many connotations, and it can be as much about the death of old patterns and behaviours in order to be born again, metaphorically speaking of course.

Therefore some of the easy ways you can connect to the Spring rebirth element is to get outdoors!  Connect to Gaia, tend the land, get in the garden and plant new seeds, re-pot old plants and bring flowers into your home.  From the prospective of rebirth for the soul, writing letters to past relationships, people who’ve hurt you or even your younger self or inner child is a great way to rid the past and to step into an age of a new you!  Burn these letters (taking care here) and give them back to Gaia as offerings and a way to further release these feelings.  In order to be reborn you must first let go, so find ways today to let go of anything and anyone that no longer serves you.

 

LIGHT

With the Spring Equinox giving us more daylight than we’ve been used to for a while, today is a great way to connect to the light.  Find a way to get outside today (you can combine the suggestions for rebirth and do a spot of gardening perhaps!)  Light candles to invite more light into your home and attend fire ceremonies where possible.  Pastels, Greens, Whites and Yellows conjure up Spring for the visionary senses so wear these colours, bring them into your home and use crystals such as Rose Quartz and Moonstone to connect to the colour pallet and balancing energies.  Visualisations whereby you bathe yourself in crystaline light is another way to connect to your higher self and to invite more universal light into your life.

The term ‘Spring clean’, well this is of course the perfect time to do that!  Run the duster round, get rid of those old boxes, wash the windows, throw out old clothes, have a revamp and replace those old light bulbs.  Give your home renewed light by having less clutter and cleaner panes of glass to see out of for example.

 

EQUALITY

With today having roughly an equal amount of day and night across the world, again I take this as a sign that connecting to this season is about bringing equality into life.  Similar to finding balance, finding equality for me means connecting to the divine.  Finding an equal measure of feminine and masculine in all that you do and in turn addressing imbalances in our characteristics, outlook and emotions if we are leaning more towards one divinity than the other.

Feminine energy in my opinion can be softer and leans more towards the creative qualities of the right side of the brain.  It’s nurturing, life-bearing, compassionate, empathetic, spiritually enlightened and strong in the face of adversity.  Masculine energy in my opinion is rational, logical, strong in more of a physical sense, analytical, grounded, straight-talking and exhibits a lot more of the left side of the brain qualities.

To be truly equal and balanced I believe you need to exhibit both qualities in equal measures, regardless of your gender.  Therefore the equality highlighted today can be a simple need to awaken these qualities.  Visit Goddess temples, read books about masculine and feminine energies, take part in activities that would be stereotypically deemed as ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ regardless of your gender or comfort zone, take part in a march or movement for equal rights and things to this effect.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

Similar to rebirth, new beginnings is just what is says on the tin!

Spring and in particular the heightened energy of the Equinox is all about letting go and starting afresh.  The rebirth element concentrates on letting go and the new beginnings element is about just that, finding the new.

Take that class you’ve always wanted to, learn a new skill, learn to dance, start a course, change jobs if yours no longer excites you, move home if you aren’t happy where you are anymore, cut your hair, get adventurous!  You get the idea.  A new season and a new you!  Now is the time more than ever to step into your power and to become a new and wiser you, fresh from the hibernation of Winter.

 

Remember that this list is just supposed to give you an idea of how to start your Equinox celebrations and where you might like to focus your attention over the next 3 months, but it’s by no means exhaustive and the best rituals, ceremonies and celebrations really do come from the heart.  After all, you’re the one who knows what you need the most from this Season, so trust those intuitive pangs, those gut instincts and those heart calls…they will lead you safely into Summer.

Yours in love and Spring filled light,

 

 

 

 

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