The Spring Equinox:
Time for Taking Out the Old & Fostering the New!
An excerpt taken from Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens & Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews
The Ancient Mysteries call forth a return to Nature’s rhythms on an intuitive level. Spirit and Nature in Harmony! The earth seasons are designed to promote specific evolutionary needs. The autumn is the seed planting time; the winter is the gestation of the seed and the taking root. The spring is the bursting forth of those new seeds to release new aspiring life to be harvested in the summer. These are always reflected in the hidden mysteries of Nature.
The spring equinox opens the veil between the physical and the spiritual so that a resurrection in our lives can be inaugurated. The keynote of this season is creation. It is the drive to move our lives upward, like a seed pushing forth out of the earth into the air. The spring is the time when the creative powers we have been nurturing through the winter can be expressed to initiate a new world of opportunities for ourselves.
It is at this time of the year that the sun leaves the water sign of Pisces and enters into Aries, the creative fire sign. Aries is the fire sign of new beginnings; time for the fires of the new. The spring is the beginning of the alchemical process of the seasonal changes. Because much of humanity has lost the sensitivity to attune to the seasons, it is increasingly important for the student of the spiritual mysteries to recognize that each season, each day, and even each hour has its own peculiar quality. We must learn to attune to them to take advantage of them. We are being exposed to a universal cycle of influence.
While the winter season is the time of the Feminine Mysteries (the water element), the spring season is the time for the Masculine Mysteries (the fire element). The time of the equinox is the time of the alchemical and magical blending of water and fire. The living waters within us are flooded with a new radiance so that they can be expressed more fully within our life circumstances. This is the time, which releases energies that manifest opportunity to understand the mystery of polarity. We understand the importance of balancing the masculine, and feminine so they can eventually be blended to create new life. Spiritually and physically, this is a time of great creative expression. In the Northern Hemisphere, the creative forces begin to grow. There is fresh outburst of exuberant life and it holds many opportunities for those who align with its rhythms and forces.
This is an excellent time to:
– initiate a new order within your life.
– burn out the old so that new seeds have room to sprout and be given new expression.
– invoke energy that will assist you in making things new within all areas of your life.
– release fiery healing energies.
It is also a time in which the veil between the physical and the spiritual is thinned, creating opportunities to access and invoke dynamic spiritual energy into one’s life. Its energy can be used to accelerate our own growth or to open new patterns for it throughout the rest of the spring.
Note from Lisa Caza: In celebration of the Spring Equinox, I have been guided to create this beautiful fractal art image for everyone to use; to meditate upon and draw upon its energy to assist you in reaching your goals for this spring. Feel free to download the image to your computer so that you can view it whenever you desire. *To download, click on the picture and a new window will pop up. Right click on the image and “Save As.”).