The Witch Talks: The Spring Equinox
An Equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the sun. This occurs twice a year, in March (Vernal) and in September (Autumnal). On an Equinox, the duration of night and day are equal. This post refers to the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.
Most Spring holidays that occur around this time incorporate symbols of fertility and new life into their celebrations. These symbols include, but are not limited to, eggs, seeds and flowers, rabbits and sweets.
Date: March 20th
Themes: Fertility, rebirth and renewal, balance, harmony, creativity, growth, cleansing.
Lunar Phase Association: New Moon
Colors: Pastels, pink, yellow, green, purple
Herbs: Lily, Daffodil, Jasmine, Rose, Iris, Violet, Olive, Ginger, Lavender, Thyme,
Stones: Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Amethyst, Clear Quartz
Scents: Floral scents, strawberry, jasmine, fresh grass, cool dew
Foods: Eggs, seeds, green vegetables, chocolate, milk and honey, sweet cakes, rabbit, lamb, sunflower seeds, nuts, sprouts, dairy foods, sweet wine or mead.
Offerings: Dyed eggs, milk and honey, bird seed, chocolate coins and eggs, flowers and fresh fruits.