March 20th signals the Spring Equinox, and I am SO READY!
Spring Equinox is one of 2 days of the year when the light and the dark are nearly identical in length. This is when we in North Dakota generally truly begin to feel the warmth of the returning sun, and the signs that life is returning to us once again.
I, myself, begin to start getting horrible cabin-fever about this time of year, after hibernating for the last few months.
Wiccan theology paints the Goddess, at this time, as the Maiden Spring - Persephone returned from the depths of Hades, and once again reunited with her mother, Demeter. Persephone is gowned in flowers, and is followed by rabbits, ducklings, lambs, and all manner of baby animals. She is the first blush of Spring, the mist of green that adorns the trees and carpets the ground, telling us that the grass will be returning shortly. She is the joy of sunlight and music, after the long cold silence of winter.
And to celebrate this, we paint eggs and we plant seeds, infusing them with magickal wishes for the upcoming growing season. We plant our hopes and dreams in the fertile soil of the world, nurturing and watering them carefully, providing them with the warmth of our hearts and protecting them from harm by keeping quiet about them. Like making a wish on a birthday candle, you don’t speak about it, allowing them to sprout in their own way, with the consent and aid of the Goddess and God. Knowing that, if they come to fruition, then they were meant to be beneficial to us. And, that if they do not grow, that it was not the right wish, or maybe, not the right time for it.
And so, this Spring, I plant the seeds I wish to come to fruition. I will nurture them, care for them, and nourish them with my hopes and love. If it is meant to be, the Goddess will allow them to grow. I have faith that what is meant, will happen.
And, I have already had my sign that Spring is coming. The geese are back in the park.