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It’s Spring!

I swear it is. Even here in the Northeastern US where we’ve had 4 major snowstorms in the past 3 weeks of March. (Full disclosure: The most recent one missed me.)

I feel it bubbling up inside me. My energy is rising. I’m waking earlier, and seeing that it’s already light outside, and noticing at night how it’s staying light later, and how the hours of light outnumber the hours of darkness now.

What lies beneath…

Deep inside, our mother the earth, Gaia, is feeling it too. Roots are unfurling and greening up. Sap is flowing heavily in the tree trunks, and buds are beginning to expand on the tips of every branch.

Underneath the snow, she’s stretching and yawning, as the sun, her mate, wakes her with his warm caress.

What lies above…

The pattern of the stars has shifted. The night sky in spring is very different from the night sky in winter, and those who notice these things notice that. We also notice that the wind blows just a bit warmer, melting the snow with its breath. And that the sun is shining brighter and warmer than before.

The old myths believed the Sun God, newborn at the Winter Solstice, is an exuberant boy now, well on his way to his full power at adulthood in June. He’s stronger than Old Man Winter, whose time is ending now.

What lies among us…