Spring Equinox 2018
On the spring equinox, the Earth hits the turning point in its orbit where neither the North or the South poles are tilted towards the sun. As a result, the Sun spends a roughly equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on the Earth, so night and day are about the same length.
The word equinox is Latin for "equal night". Meteorologists use it as the official turning point in the seasons because, although it can vary from year to year, it allows for the most accurate record-keeping.
There are many rites and celebrations and prayers for the end of winter and the return to spring, rites of renewal and clembations of the return of the sun and from the darkness and cold of winter. The renewal of the mind, body and spirit, all of which are important ways for us to celebrate this season.
The Solstices and Equinoxes for Mystics in the modern of now, “the cycles of the sun have their own special significance. Going back to their most ancient origins, the various myths and rituals surrounding the solar journey are reflective of a universal process of spiritual change: the ascendency from the material to the spiritual, the struggle against inner darkness, and the victory of spiritual light. This is a process that mystics aim to experience within themselves, on a personal level. It’s a universal process, not owned by any place or time but having clear and unique manifestations in many cultures throughout history.” By inexplore
Today, I wish to consider and pray about our commitments and responsibilities at this time of renewal in our modern age now in 2018. Our commitment of renewal to making a world a better place for everyone, our commitment of renewal to our children, our commitment of renewal to Mother Earth, our air, water, and the land that feeds us, our commitment of renewal to our democracy at this time in our nation when many in our government are trying to destroy it. How and what will we do at this time to live up to our commitment of renewal and the responsibilities of our time? These prayers and actions are up to each of us each day.
Please join us March 21, 2018, 7 P.M.The Spring Equinoxes for Mystics bring your prayers, children and drums to the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley 1201 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673.