Spring officially arrives for everyone, including astronomers on March 20. The word “Equinox” literally means “equal night”. It’s all about the balance of light – not the myth of balancing eggs. On the universal date (UTC) of Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:44 (am) both the day and night are the same length. But what’s so special about it? It’s a date that most of us recognize as symbolic of changing seasons. North of Earth’s equator we welcome Spring, while people south of the equator are gearing up for the cooler temperatures of Autumn.
The Universe Today
“How can you draw on nature’s rhythms, on the arrival of spring, for inspiration, possibility, and renewal? Spring is a powerful time to begin a project, to renew a commitment, to honor a pledge. What do you want for yourself in this new season? What is one goal that you have? In this season of growth, plant a seed of possibility by taking just one simple action toward that goal.” -Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Senior Life Coach, Kripalu Newsletter