Equinoxes are pivotal times of the year when day and night are the same lengths.
In the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the Spring Equinox on March 20th. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date corresponds with the Fall Equinox.
The equinox represents a balanced duality. Equally dark and light, earthly and spiritual, above and below, life and death. While those in the North experience the Spring Equinox, those in the South experience the Fall Equinox, two seasons happening at once. The same length of day and night but in different directions.
The magical power of the equinox is attributed to this perfect dualism.
It connects us to the movement of the earth, and reminds us that with our different perspectives, we are still unified by this rotation. We are unified in these universal dualisms that have existed since the beginning of time. When we connect to the earth, we receive its wisdom, its extremes, its neutrality, and its strength.
The Spring Equinox is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and intention-setting. It is the perfect day to refresh your altar (read more on how to establish your sacred space) and indulge in some self-care magic. It is a time to look at things upside down. Challenge your perceptions and pre-conceived notions and ask yourself "What if?" Plant seeds (literal and figurative) for the future you want to manifest for yourself and celebrate the little deaths that were necessary for new life to flourish.