The Spring Equinox is a time to pause celebrate this seasonal shift
The Spring Equinox is a powerful seasonal day, celebrated by ancient peoples all throughout human history. (Read more about the power of this sacred day, here.)
The Spring Equinox is a joyful holiday centered around rebirth and growth. It is the arrival of spring — a festival of awakening, and rebirth. The Earth is coming alive again.
The dark months are now over and we’re moving into the warmth of the light. (The sun will continue to grow until the Summer Solstice, when it begins its turn inward again.)
This is a time to pause and celebrate this seasonal shift. Here are a few simple ways you can celebrate this sacred day, according to the SeasonalSoul.com:
Wake up at Dawn
Spring is associated with dawn & new beginnings. After the Spring Equinox the light overtakes the dark, the sun is now more powerful than the night. Plan to wake up & watch the sunrise. Toast the growing sun on this sacred seasonal day.
Look for signs of Spring
Plan a special Spring Equinox walk to look for signs of spring. See who can find the most signs of spring as you walk. Or, like an egg hunt, see who can find things first.
What are your favorite trees, bushes & flowers blooming right now? Take note of all the beautiful things budding in your neighborhood. Continue walking & watching them throughout the spring, see how things morph & change.
Open a Window
Leave the window open on the night of the Spring Equinox. Listen to the birds chirping when you wake up in the morning. Smell the fresh, damp smells.
Do an Egg Hunt
Let’s be real, most of what we celebrate at Easter is really in acknowledgement of spring–the bunnies, the eggs, the pastel colors. These are all elements of Spring & the Pagan holiday Ostara. So, why not hold your egg hunt on the Spring Equinox instead of Easter? It will provide you with an awesome opportunity to talk to kids about the significance of this sacred seasonal day.
Replace the traditional Easter basket with a hidden nest filled with crystals & flowers and other earthly delights.
Plan an Ostara Meal
Traditional Ostara meals celebrating this sacred seasonal day include (what else …) eggs! Make a quiche or some other egg-centric meal for dinner.
Take turns saying what you’d like to see blossom & grow in your life & in your family.
Make some fun plans for the upcoming months of spring & summer. Send energy into the world to help manifest your wishes.
- Spring bird: Pixaby