Spring Begins!

Today is a rare event, only happening twice a year when the sun shines directly on the equator making day and night equal, or nearly so, in all parts of the world.

Spring begins today. A day which is known as the the Spring Equinox (equinox Latin for the words meaning “equal night”). Many cultures celebrate this day in spring as a time of rebirth…A beginning.

Such celebrations include: The March equinox marks the first day on many calendars such as the Iranian and the Bahai.  Alban Eilir, Attis,  Eostar, Eostre, Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Festival of Trees, Lady Day, NawRuz, No Ruz, Ostara, Ostra, Rites of Spring, and the Vernal Equinox are celebrated during this time frame. The Christian church calculates Easter to be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox and in many Arab countries Mother’s day is celebrated on the March equinox with numerous other celebrations, spanning several cultures, celebrated on this day as well.

Today, across the world, it is a day remembered for the gift of renewal in which life promises us…A day for humankind to rejoice as the reemergence of the cycle of life is once again reaffirmed, and the circle of life circles back around to the beginning, to start anew.

And if there was ever a day where ‘taking the time to stop and smell the roses’ was mandatory, today would just about be that day.

Do yourself a great service. Take a moment today to look around you, where you are in your life and even at the person you are right this minute and realize that today marks a new beginning…A rebirth, if you so choose to accept it. A rebirth, a new beginning that could include everything.

Even you.

Today, it all starts here.

Now go forth and find yourself a rose, and for a moment take a second today and just…

Enjoy.

And from me to you,

Happy Spring!