Believe it or not, here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of spring, the Vernal Equinox, the season of Wood Element. Though many locales may still be covered in snow, the earth and the cosmos are in a decidedly expanded, expressive, state of unfolding. Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 4.38.17 PMAll of those dreams, ideas, and plans that were gestating over the season of winter are now ready to burst forth and become. It’s a season of youth, excitement, and enthusiasm, synonymous with dawn, the morning star, and the east. The Saxon goddess Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a goddess of the dawn. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life, the season of resurrection. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Christian holiday of Easter is held on the first Sunday following the full moon after the Vernal Equinox. If your local climate allows, I highly recommend you find an opportunity to let your bare feet commune with some fresh green grass, that you create a spring-centric meal (we like asparagus, quiche, and salad with some fresh sprouts), and that you contemplate renewal through whatever myth, symbology, and artistic expression tickles your soul.