Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Equinox: Balancing Light and Darkness

Lady Wisdom speaks to us through Nature.  And through Cosmos.

Today we turn the Wheel of the Year and celebrate Spring Equinox here in the northern hemisphere.  Our neighbors living south of the equator are celebrating Autumn Equinox, gathering in the harvest of their summer season, letting go of the light and sinking back into the Winter darkness for a rest. 

In ritual, North is the direction of Earth and ancient Wisdom, the silence of Winter and the brilliant sky of Midnight.  Protection, security and the Ancestors' Wisdom are invoked in the North.

Our Sun is about to travel North now, bringing summer with it.   On this day of balance, the balance of Light and Dark, we take a breath and fill ourselves with Life and Light and let go of Winter's darkness.  We are coming out of death into rebirth.

How do we let go of the old as we step into new life?  We do have to shed a skin -- our outer protection needs renewal too.  Who do you want to be this year?  Desire it, love it, be it.  

Let desire burn in your hearts.  What do you desire?  What do you love?  Are they different or the same?  Can you share it?  If you can, you unite desire and love.

there are always two sides to life in our world--we are created in the tension of opposites.  Don't deny the dark within you - shed light on it, bring it into the light and let it get some Vit. D!   Don't deny the light in you--there's enough darkness in the world.

As the sunlight grows in the North in the coming months, I invoke for myself and for whoever wants it, the powers of the North.  Bless us with the power to make wise decisions about life, bless us with the power to grow and manifest our creativity and bless us with the beauty of life.

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