Happy Vernal Equinox! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal Equinox means that the Sun has moved into the constellation (sign) of Aries. Fiery Aries represents new beginnings. The Earth is waking up, the trees are beginning to bud, and colorful flowers are peeking out!
There are lots of symbols associated with springtime, including rabbits, birds, and eggs. And just about every culture had a Goddess of Fertility who was honored in Spring celebrations. Here are a few Spring symbols and their meanings:
Robin: new growth, creative life force (the powder blue color of robin’s eggs is associated with the throat chakra, suggesting that one should sing one’s song)
Wren: resourcefulness, boldness; considered sacred to the Earth Gods and Goddesses
Rabbit: fertility, new life (because young rabbits are able to be out on their own within a month of birth, rabbit is also associated with the moon)
And just for fun, why not make an Egg Cream to toast the arrival of Spring?! Egg Creams do not actually contain eggs (or cream, for that matter), but it seems like a perfect drink for this time of year. Simply combine 1 cup of seltzer water, 1/2 cup of milk, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup in a glass. Stir and enjoy!