Spring Equinox

Things have been ridiculously busy lately. Not only am I working two jobs (and my PT gig is in full development mode) but I’m near the end of my final semester in grad school. Needless to say, it’s been hard to focus on the spring equinox.

I dyed some eggs, brought in some fresh flowers, and did a thorough cleaning of my apartment. “That is one of my regular spring rituals.” The weather was surprisingly cooperative so the BF and I went to a farm-to-table restaurant which also has a petting zoo and orchard. The trees were slightly tinged with green. Typical for this far north. I sometimes miss the warmth that I could count on around this time of year when I was living in the South.

Spring equinox is all about color for me. I don’t care if it’s still cold outside–the introduction of color is a way of jarring me out of the dull grey winter that’s been hovering overhead for months. I’m highly susceptible to SAD, so the sudden interruption of color into my landscape helps me break through my mental fog.

Otherwise, my ritual was simple. I honored Demeter at this time, focusing on her joyous reunion with Persephone. My offering included the dyed eggs and flowers, incense, and some well water from a place up north. I played some classical music and made sure all the windows were open to let in as much light as possible.

 

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