Spring is the time of renewal. The vernal equinox on March 20th this year is an especially pivotal time to equalize the energies of the winter and spring seasons. Nature is ready to surrender the old, burst forth with the new and so are we! Embracing the energy of new growth in and around us enables us to overcome obstacles with determination to transform. This season, it's all about liver, gallbladder and the wood element. Now is the time to detox our bodies and emotions. Welcome the new life in nature and ourselves.
It's the Spring (Vernal) Equinox in the northern hemisphere but remember that it's the Fall (Autumnal) Equinox in the southern hemisphere. Easter always occurs at the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. We celebrate the whole day as the spring equinox. In actuality, the equinox occurs at a specific moment in time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator, from south to north. This year it's 2:58 pm PDT Wednesday, March 20, 2019. "Equinox" means "equal night" which may have you expecting an equal amount of daylight and night time on this day. BUT, while most locations on Earth do have an almost equal day and night twice a year, this depends on the latitudinal location and can be a few days before or after the equinoxes.