Today is the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara and in the Northern Hemisphere marks the start of spring. Night and day are equal in length (though that does depend where you are in the world, so few will truly experience this) and from now until the Summer Solstice the days get longer and the nights get shorter. (again depending where you are on the earth).
This is a time for renewal, for growth, for planting seeds in the warming earth, to rebuild our power to energise ourself to live and grow with passion.
We decorate eggs as symbols of hope, life and fertility, and we feel this is a chance for rebirth, a time for fresh beginning, as the sap rises in the plants and tress around us.
We only need to look to bulbs and plants bursting through the soil, the birds building their nest, the lambs and rabbits frolicking in the fields to feel a sense of opportunity. Anything truly feels possible.
This is a wonderful time of year to declutter our homes, our minds, our lives, our friendships and to look at how we can let go of the past and make way for the future.
If you have goals for your future, review them and look what you can achieve between now and the Summer Solstice in June - 3 months is often the maximum amount of time we can focus on a given task.
Get outside, enjoy the rain, the snow, the wind, the sunshine. Live and love life and look for all those moments of magic, wonder, and pleasure. Pause, breathe and live in the moment and embrace now.
This is a time to look at exercising more, going for long walks, or runs in nature to help you reconnect.
Put your bare feet in the dirt and reconnect with the earth.
Put your bare feet in the sea or a river or stream and reconnect with water.
Lie back and feel the sun on your face and reconnect with fire.
And love the gentle kiss of the breeze on your cheek to reconnect with air.
Often we can become disconnected with ourselves and with the world around us and reconnecting with the elements will help you to put a pause on life.
This is as good a time as any to reconnect with that inner wise woman. She has all the answers to all your questions, to all your problems, if only you will listen? She is your true voice, she is the inner something inside that reconnects you with your passion, your heart, your joy.
This week nourish her, and embrace her in a way only you know how.
For some that will be lunch with friends, others meditating with a candle, others reading a book or watching your favourite film.
What is she asking you to do?
Perhaps you desire to cook, to bake, to sew, to paint, to write, to garden, to grow, to walk, to swim, or just to be.
Stop for a moment, listen to her call, listen to your call and do what is right for you.
I will be taking a day off from the world, from social media, from my business. I do not yet know what I will do. Perhaps a mini adventure into Wales, or perhaps a walk in the woods, perhaps I'll bake a cake or add to my vision book. When I wake in the morning my focus is on me, on my inner wise, on my passion and my own internal wonder and magic.
I'll live in the moment, focus on life and look to my hearts desire.
Bright Blessings this Spring Equinox