Spring Equinox, Nature’s New Year 2017

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – The rebirth of our Soul along side Mother Nature’s rebirth is a living harmony with the natural seasons. Today we welcome Spring and I follow my Slavic ancestors and celebrate the official New Year at the Spring Equinox. In religious terms, the death of winter was not honored because it has become the season of “new life and birth” at the dead of winter, and this turned the world upside down and in reverse to the natural order of nature.

The natural rhythm of our emotions, dreaming and our soul were severely interrupted for over 1,000 years during the adjustments from the living by the moon, to moving over to the sun, it’s calendar, mathematics and written languages. As many try to reset the natural order again, winter becomes our season of quiet and silence, of retreat and moving away from holidays that work against the natural seasons way of being.



Humanity is rarely found with great joy of many social and happy celebrations of “Spring and the Spring Equinox” and not nearly the same glorious levels of the Winter Solstice, where the great joy traditions and celebrations of the return of first sight of beauty returns and the suffering is over for the year. The witches and pagans celebrate Autumn and have the Autumn Equinox covered pretty well in their traditions. But with Spring, there is no great joy and glory of human celebration of mother earth and her power of regeneration, new growth, new beginnings each year. Religion has filled spring with sorrow and death.

081bc2674cfc99d5bc98140eac3f59d9I chose decades ago to begin to practice being in rhythm with Mother Earth and her natural seasons, to celebrate death beginning in Autumn and the Winter Solstice. And celebrate the new year as my ancestors have always done at the Spring Equinox equality. I simplified the celebration of Winter and its world wide Ceremonies by avoiding 70% of the hoopla of the winter and death extravaganza and I rose the rising of the Spring’s Joy up 70%, of my rebirth equal to mother earths rebirth! Now after all these years, the rhythm of my soul is in harmony of both and I celebrate them equally in their right season of death and rebirth accordingly.

Do something special today…

Give some time today to do a ceremony, or go out to nature and make peace with mother earth, make it special in the joy of being alive and your rebirth today for your soul. Just for you – start a new tradition that is in an energetic alignment with the earth, as your rebirth with the new growth, emotional growth, the beauty of spring becomes part of you and your rebirth to return some joy for the year in this season before the summer solstice!

If you let it, each year it will grow stronger in honoring all seasons equally as a spiritual and dreaming path. Gardeners do this naturally by being at one with nature during springs replanting season, but for those who are not gardeners, we must find your own special way to equal the Joy of the Rebirth of our own Soul along with Nature, in order to keep balance for the entire year!
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Happy Spring – Dreamers!

Blessings from Elder Mountain




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