Ostara – The Vernal Equinox
Late March marks the Vernal (or Spring) Equinox, a time of balance when the day is just as long as the night. The earth begins to wake up and get warmer, allowing new shoots to grow on the trees and shrubs which were pruned a few months back. The popular symbol of the Easter egg represents new life and fresh starts – spring cleaning, anyone? Perhaps you’ll do a dietary cleanse or purge your home of unwanted items; resetting yourself and preparing for something new to come into your life.
This time of year I frequently go through my belongings, especially books and clothing, and evaluate that which I don’t use anymore. This is a good meditation on attachment! I have also recommitted to my physical fitness and moving my body more, now that it’s warmer and bit easier to get out of bed in the morning.
Take a moment to consider the themes of the season: Where do you seek balance in your life? What can you let go of in order to make room for new growth? How can you wake up that within you which has been dormant?