#Spring March 21


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Spring

Yesterday was the official start of Spring. Didn’t feel much like it with temps in the 40’s and grey skies. The start date is tied to the day of the spring equinox. So what is an equinox?

start of spring

An equinox is when day and night are approximately 12 hours each everywhere on Earth. The word comes from the Latin for equal night.

After the spring or vernal equinox, days are longer than nights in the northern hemisphere, and vice versa in the south. The days keep get longer until the summer solstice.

Spring Equinox

The equinoxes (Spring and Fall) are the only two days of the year when the north and south of the planet get the same amount of sunshine. Astronomers can calculate the precise moment of equinox when the Sun appears directly over the Earth’s equator.

In 2019 spring arrived yesterday, the vernal equinox took place at 9.58pm GMT on March 20. That means that for North Carolina the event took place at 5:58pm EDT yesterday.

Spring Equinox Lessons

So what can we learn or appreciate from the start of spring. I think the obvious observation is  the world we live in is constantly changing. Yes there are moments when every things seems balanced like spring and fall equinox days. There will be moments in our lives when everything is balanced. That balancing moment just like the equinox will change. We need to enjoy the journey and savor those moments of balance when they occur.

Spring also reminds us that we don’t control our world. We may lament the hard cruelities of winter but with patience spring arrives and changes what we have endured.

Finally spring in many spiritual beliefs is the promise of renewal or growth. Over the next 4 weeks observe what is occurring around you in nature. You may find this is a good time for you to bloom also.

 

 

 

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