Tuesday, March 20, 2007

vernal equinox


"The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life."

4 comments:

Klayton Elliot Kendall said...

As a native Northeasterner I've experienced many "worse" winters, but never a winter so long and draining as this. Time to recite the prologue to The Canterbury Tales!

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John said...

Normally I think we get a break of 60 degree weather somewhere in the middle. This year not so much.

This year I actually celebrated the equinox in a way I hadn't anticipated. While in El Paso Jenny and I participated in a traditional Huichol ceremony that marked the beginning of their new year. We were instructed to build an altar and a fire pit. The following day after getting up we participated with a few others in a short fire ceremony. An amazing breakfast feast followed. It was cool. The equinox really does mark the beginning of a new season of growth, some material, some perhaps spiritual.

BF said...

Thank God for Spring, or whomever. Nothing better than sun.