Spring equinox is here – to bring its nearly perfect balance of daytime and nighttime all around the world. The call of the spring equinox is ancient and primal.
Also known as ‘Vernal Equinox’ – The term equinox comes from the Latin word “equinoxium,” meaning “equality between day and night.” And vernal also comes from Latin which means spring.
For millennia, humankind has tracked the sun and the seasons and celebrated the promise of renewal and rebirth by joining together outdoors. Although last year around this time we were compelled to do the opposite, retreating indoors and into isolation to slow the march of coronavirus down.
But I am hopeful for 2021 as it offers signs of a returning to normalcy with vaccines becoming available!
Usually our mysterious stone structure of Stonehenge plays hosts to crowds during equinoxes but because of Covid-19 this has all been on hold.
Mexico’s Chichén Itzá, normally a very popular and crowded Mayan site during this time
In China, trying to stand an egg upright is a popular game during the spring equinox. It is believed that if people can get an egg to stand on this day, they will have good luck.
The first day of the year always kicks off with the vernal equinox in Iran as they follow Solar calendar.
And Pike Place Market in Seattle will be celebrating its annual Daffodil Day today where the shoppers visiting the market, will get a free bundle of daffodils.
It’s amazing how cultures around the world mark the occasion. A celebration of new beginnings – wishing prosperity and welcoming the future while shedding away the past. Maybe that’s why spring cleaning comes into existence.
On this Spring Equinox, also exhale all your self-doubts, past pain and every limiting beliefs… It’s a new beginning! Inhale confidence, ability to heal and a fresh perspective towards life 🌱
It’s the perfect opportunity to spring clean our hearts, minds and homes!
So when the Sun and Birds woke me up early this morning, I felt the urge to capture the moment and share with you all 🤗 Happy Spring Equinox everyone 🤗🍀🌼