Snow drops emerging from among dead leaves

Spring Equinox 2021

Welcome Spring! Robins and chickadees trill the news—the sun is back! For one breath-holding moment both hemispheres are equally graced with its abundant light. Welcome Equinox! For those of us shuddering in the frigid, dark north, our hearts leap to behold the first signs of spring. Persephone shakes off the shades of death renewing a […]

Spring Equinox 2020

Stirrings of Spring Welcome March equinox! Do you know where your balance is? It’s hard to maintain perspective in these harrowing times. The sun, a clarion call mobilizing the life force into action, shines equally now on north and south, a pause, as it slowly lengthens its reach northward. Let us all take a moment […]

Spring Equinox 2019

With the advent of spring, we emerge from deep-in-the belly womb-time into the light of day. In New England the drum roll of March pushing against the dark and reclaiming a beachhead for light has come with snow and frigid temperatures awakening the beast of winter rather than maiden crocuses. The wheel of the year […]

Spring Equinox 2018

Reflections Welcome Spring! Light is returning with a vengeance, but spring’s promise of growth is delayed for us in the northeastern United States as we prepare for yet another snow storm. Someone seems to have hit the reset button for winter. Somewhere, however, Demeter’s heart bursts with joy to see her daughter Persephone rise again. […]

Spring Equinox 2017

Reflections Happy spring! When I look at the windswept landscape outside my window with its hillocks of dirty snow slowly melting into patches of green dotted with egg shaped pelts of ice, I see the butt end of winter. To aid my faltering imagination, I head to Trader Joe’s to buy daffodils flown over from […]

Spring Equinox 2016

For a brief moment twice a year at the spring and fall equinox the sun shines equally over the northern and southern hemispheres. In March we in the north embrace the return of spring as the earth thaws and planting begins, yet our supermarket produce bins sport apples, squashes, and other delights of the fall […]

Vernal Equinox 2015

After what has seemed at times to be an interminable winter, we welcome the coming of spring and the vernal equinox. Everything in the natural world is revived after a long winter of hibernation. Vernal Equinox translates literally from Latin as Spring Equal Night.  As light and dark come into in balance, we recognize this […]

Vernal Equinox 2014

After a winter that has been especially difficult for most of us in the northern hemisphere, the coming of the vernal equinox brings welcome relief and renewed hope. Equinox times, when light and dark are in balance, are ideal for reflection on the balance in your own life. Find a quiet place and time and […]