The first day of spring (Vernal Equinox)
in the northern hemisphere was yesterday,
March 20, 2010.
The ancients used to celebrate this important day.
We always know when it is,
glad it's here,
but we don't really celebrate it anymore.
Seems the ancients were more connected to nature.
Ancient Native Americans built stone structures which
marked the sun rise and sun set of the Vernal Equinox.
Native Americans will be saying good-bye to the season of Waboose,
the Winter, the North, the White Buffalo,
and welcoming Wabun, the Spring,
the East, the Eagle.
The Vernal Equinox is a time to celebrate the balance of the seasons,
the arrival of Spring,
the renewal and rebirth of Nature,
and the coming lushness of Summer.
It is at this time when light and darkness are in balance,
the day is equal to the night,
The forces of yin and yang
are in balance at this time.
It is the time when the World is awakening,
seeds opening, trees budding,
flowers stretching their leaves out to the sun.
It is a rebirth of the world
after the cold Winter months.
This is the time we begin to plant our gardens and our herbs,
so the warm summer sun will help them grow.
It can also be a renewal time for us.
We have this time to renew our thoughts,
our dreams, and our aspirations.
We think of renewing our relationships.
This is an excellent time of year to begin anything new
or to completely revitalize something.
The longer hours of sunshine will
make us feel good.
So, get out there and
SAVOR THE DAY!