The Spring Equinox is a magical and positive time of year; sometimes called Eostre or Ostara after the German Spring Goddess, this period in the calendar represents the life-cycle, birth and renewal.
It is the perfect opportunity to give thanks for the things that have happened in our lives, and equally to say goodbye to the past in order to leave room to welcome in new opportunities and people into our lives.
In the UK the Spring or Vernal Equinox takes place on the 20th March 2017 at 10.28 GMT. Equinox of course stands for equal night and day, and the time marks the mid-point between winter and summer – Mother nature is re-born, the Sun God returns and brings with it fertility and new life. (more…)
We have two equinoxes each year around the 22nd of September and the 20th of March, the word “equinox” comes from Latin meaning “equal night”. They are the dates where the length of daylight is exactly equal to the length of night, 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Although the exact amount of daylight is not exactly 12 hours, the equinox is actually the time when the centre of the sun crosses the celestial equator. The exact time of day this happens can be calculated and for 22nd of September 2012 autumn equinox will be at 2:49 pm. The autumn equinox is the sun moving from north to south when the days get gradually shorter in to winter. (more…)