The spring equinox, also called the vernal equinox, is almost upon us. It has long been celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth.
The spring equinox is a powerful time and can affect us in different ways. And it should be celebrated! Here’s how you can make the most of the spring equinox come the 20th March 2018.
Go outside and connect with the world
Celebrating and reconnecting with the world is important during the spring equinox. The great thing about this celebration is you can choose to do it exactly how you want to. Some people choose to go and watch the sunrise or sunset, some find a long hike through nature beneficial, whilst others decide to stroll through the park, go for a swim or simply have a picnic in the grass. To get the most out of this connection, really try and observe what is happening around you, specifically new life.
Plant new life
The spring equinox is the perfect time to dust off those green fingers and get planting! You can choose to do it inside or outside, whichever you prefer and whichever is accessible to you is fine. Getting your hands stuck into soil is also a perfect way to connect with the world.
Bring the season into your home
There’s no better way to pay homage to the spring equinox than by bringing the season into your home. You can do this in a number of ways. The most obvious way is to bring spring flowers into your home. Some lovely spring flowers include Daffodils, Peonies, Tulips, Narcissus, Hyacinth, Iris and Crocus. Fill your home with these to truly experience the wonder of the equinox.
Alternatively, if you’re allergic or sensitive to flowers, you can use essential oils and scents to renew your home and body. Use peppermint as a detoxifier. It can help rejuvenate your circulation and bring alive sluggish skin. Bergamot is packed with energizing and astringent properties which makes it a beautiful cleansing oil for spring. The aroma of Bergamot is said to be one of the most emotionally balancing and a strong anti-depressant which encapsulates the meaning behind of spring. And Rosewood oil is very calming sedating and so it can be used to help us breathe that bit deeper, empty our mind, and get focused on the things we want to achieve.
Start something new
The spring equinox is all about the new so what better time to begin something new. And it can be whatever you want. You could take up a new hobby, set yourself some new goals, or just develop a new way of approaching life. It’s always useful to make a list of what you want to do to help make it a reality.
Meditate and practice yoga
Celebrate the spring equinox with some meditation. This can help you create inner peace, balance and gives you time to reflect. Your essential oils will help you create your calmness and find your centre. Take this time to think about new beginnings, letting go of the past and the wonders of the world.