Friday, March 20, 2015

Vernal Equinox...Blessed Be

Today marks the Vernal Equinox. In ancient, earth-based, goddess traditions, the deity Ostara (Germanic) or Eostre (Northumbrian) or Eastre (Old English), whose name inspired our word "Easter," was honored with painted eggs and symbols of hares (bunnies)...both symbols of fertility, new life (both still used in Easter celebrations). The Equinox marks a shift in seasons when days start getting longer (and hopefully, in cold places, warmer) and flora starts to bloom again (life emerges from Winter's tomb). Spiritually, it's a time to embrace personal renewal, to be reminded that all things are made new, that life is resilient, and that beauty always returns. Wishing everyone a meaningful Equinox and beautiful days to follow. Bright Blessings!

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