Celebrate the spring equinox with B.A.G. Box!
This Sunday, March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox - or Spring Equinox - for 2022. This day marks one of two days in the year when the duration of night is equal to the duration of day. It is a day of balance, when light and dark are in harmony with one another. It also signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring. From this day forward, the days will grow longer and the nights shorter as we approach the summer solstice. The spring equinox is a time of rebirth and emergence. The earth is coming out of her cocoon of winter and blooming. You yourself may feel yourself emerging out of the sleepy time of winter and becoming excited about warmer and brighter days ahead.
During this short equinox period, we invite you to consider what energy you want to emerge with into the spring season. How do you want to show up in the next phase of life? This time of balance urges us to get centered and balanced within ourselves. We are offering our Premium Seven Centers box at 22% off during the spring equinox to get you the tools you need to get balanced, and get clear. Shop here now.
read on for more information about this day, and what it means!
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox occurs on or around March 20th every year. In the Southern Hemisphere, this time is the Autumnal Equinox. During this time, this is one of only two days in the year when the duration of night is equal to the duration of day within a 24 hour period. This is due to the constant rotation of the earth, and it's revolving around the sun on its axis - the same phenomenon that creates our beloved seasons. From this point forward, the days will grow longer while the nights will grow shorter in duration, until we reach the summer solstice - the longest day of the year. At that point, the reverse happens, with shorter and shorter days, longer and longer nights, until we reach winter solstice - longest night of the year. Autumnal Equinox in September is the other midpoint in the year. While this phenomenon is scientifically explained through the study of astronomy, our ancestors assigned heavy spiritual meaning and symbolism to it. This spirituality is so powerful that we still see remnants of it in our culture today. At B.A.G. Box, we love the idea of science and spirituality existing side-by-side and informing each other. More than one thing can be true at once. That's where the magic lives!
In pre-Christian European cultures, this time of year was celebrated with symbols of fertility including rabbits (known for quick and abundant reproduction) eggs, and flowers (the sex organs of plants). This time was filled with rites and rituals all about celebrating the abundance that the earth provides in the form of food and sustenance for all her creatures. Fertility rites were enacted to show appreciation for this sacred abundance that is so profound in spring, as the earth thawed and bloomed once more after the dark winter. Modern spiritual practitioners believe that these rites became the Christian rites of Easter, and the similarities are very visible in Easter traditions. Even today, the date of Easter each year falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox - it doesn't get much more pagan than that ;)
Of course this time and astronomical event is significant in other cultures and traditions outside of North American European descendent culture. I however, can speak only from my own background and the culture in which I am immersed. I will never be an expert on other cultures, but I do enjoy learning about them. If you would like to share a story from your culture, contact us through Instagram or our email. We would love to hear from you!