The Spring Equinox is soon upon us. The weather, as unpredictable as it can be nowadays, is warming. Days are lengthening. Tender buds are preparing to burst forth. The Moon enters Aries, heralding not only Springtime, but my own approaching 54th birthday!
Spring has always been my favorite season. Summer can be too hot and Winter can be too, well, winter-y. Springtime says to me new young things (kittens!–not to mention seedlings, the little green kittens of the plant world!). New beginnings. New opportunities. New friends to make.
Always a fan of mythology, one of my favorite myths was that of Persephone, Demeter’s daughter forced to spend 1/2 the year in the Underworld. Spring signals her return from Hades, restoring life to the cold, barren earth. I’m hoping my own personal Muses, like Persephone, return to me, but when they do they may not inspire writing but creativity expressed in other ways. And that’s ok. As I wrap up this 54th Solar Return, I feel myself growing and evolving. As my dear mother used to say, “The older the fiddle, the sweeter the music.” or how about; Like a fine wine, I improve with age.
So Happy Ostara, everybody! Happy Equinox! Happy Spring!