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Vernal

Like the ancients before us, we rely on the Sun to mark the beginning of the seasons; Equinoxes for Spring and Fall;  Solstices for Winter and Summer.  The Vernal or Spring Equinox occurred on March 20.

Spring celebration and sacred ritual abound as  Mother Earth awakens from winter’s slumber.  In China,  New Year is the most important festival;  so, too, for Christians, Jews, Pagans and Wiccans.  Iran celebrates No Kuz or New Day, and Russia embraces ‘the return of the light’ in Maslenitsa.

I invite you to celebrate this Vernal Season by giving thanks for regeneration, the beauty of  Spring, and the renewing of hope.

“As on the plum comes

blossom after blossom, so

comes the warmth of spring.”

Ransetsu (1673-1708)

 

 

 

 

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