The Spring Equinox marks the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator, creating equal amounts of daylight and darkness, and initiating the start of the spring season.
In spirituality, the Spring Equinox is associated with themes of renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings—a time to shed the old and welcome the new, and to reflect on the cyclical nature of life. Just as the earth awakens from its winter slumber, we too can use this time to awaken our own inner selves and come alive into our true identity.
As we move through the Spring Equinox of 2023, let’s embrace the energy of renewal and growth, and connect with the natural rhythms of the earth—shedding the old and welcoming the new.
Here are 3 ways to tap into spiritual energy of the Spring Equinox this year:
1. Spend time outdoors.
The earth is now beginning to embrace spring—align symbolically with this by intentionally going outside and connecting with nature. Take the time to welcome nature’s shifting of seasons, but opening the door to it and greeting it like a friend, regardless of weather. Let the evidence of springtime become familiar to you as you walk in your neighborhood or experience a new trail.
2. Plant some seeds.
It doesn’t matter what kind—a forgotten envelope of flower seeds on your shelf, a collection of heirlooms seeds you’ve been saving, or a new packet of peas from the store. Give the growing process a front row seat as you nurture a new plant into your environment.
3. Add one new awakened habit.
Life can easily get routine and stuck, especially during the winter months. Take the opportunity to bring light into this season by creating the space for one new activity, meditation, relationship, or practice that brings you inspiration.