Vernal Equinox – Celtic Celebration
Like the two Solstices, Equinoxes were times of celebration for the Celts. Their lives closely followed the turning of the year, the cycle of living and dying, and the pivot points when light and dark were equal had special significance.
But like all peoples, nations, and belief systems not all Celtic groups followed the same traditions or rituals, or stories. Here are some that were passed down through generations, but their origins are hazy, or debated, or lost.
Climbing the Celtic World Tree
At the Vernal Equinox we are half way up the World Ash:
Solar Male at the root, bid farewell,
turn away from darkness below;
look up to greet Luna the Female
welcome her gold in each bough.
Vernal Equinox, when day and night are of equal duration
- a sense of equilibrium, a point of balance
- a turning point, a place of hope
- a time of reconciliation
- an opportunity to turn the inner child’s wounds into strength and bring peace again
Mindfulness at the Equinox
Look inward, grounding negative thoughts and feelings;
when negatives overcome positives, when distress overwhelms,
make a choice, LET GO or EXPLORE
To end on a bit of fun – before and after of another image captured on the walk. When I saw the rock, well it had to be done.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope you have enjoyed it, and that it raised a smile.