Twice a year, day and night are of equal length. Known as the vernal equinox, for a moment in spring and autumn it’s as if the world is in perfect balance.
The spring equinox is about the promise of new growth: fertile soil and bodies, honouring nature, planting literal and metaphorical seeds.
It’s often a time our energy rises. As Robin Williams said “Spring is nature’s way of saying “let’s party! “.
We hanker for a new haircut (can’t wait to get rid of my lockdown locks!), wear colourful clothes and get a little flirty! Just like all those bright and fragrant flowers, we want to be noticed.
Spring equinox rituals
For those of us in lockdown, we may not be able to party like before but there’s still so much we can do to celebrate the season.
Take a few moments today to honour nature.
Need some ideas?
- Plant seeds. As you put each seed in the soil, set your intentions for the coming year. What is it you desire? How do you want to feel? Nurture the new plants, along with your hopes and dreams.
- On your walk today smell the blossom-scented air, notice the flowers, be aware of what is budding.
- Eat an egg. This archetypal symbol of fertility is also packed full of protein and nutrients to make every cell in your body sing!
- Watch the sun rise and set. Today our day and night are of equal length. Take a moment to enjoy the balance.
- Have a picnic.
Get flirty with food! Watch out for the new fruit and vegetables coming into season.
- Early spring produce and what to cook with it.
- Spring breakfasts
- Time to up your salad game – a template to create the perfect salad.
Life is a little different in spring this year (2021). Be aware the sneaky new Delta variant has some very allergy-like symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing and headaches. Be vigilant and get tested.
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