Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Blessed Vernal Equinox to all!

Wednesday March 21, 2007 - 06:16pm

Blessed Vernal Equinox to all!

Blessed Vernal(Latin: ver = spring) Equinox to all of you out there in Yahoo! 360 land.

"In between the two solstices, the longest and shortest days in the year (normally June 21 and December 22), lie the two equinoctial periods in the spring and the autumn. The equinoxes (March 21 and September 23) deliver equal lengths of day and night everywhere on the planet, with the sun rising exactly due east and setting exactly due west, on a level horizon." Robin Heath, Sun, Moon & Earth.

"Light and dark are in balance, but the light is mastering the darkness. It is basically a solar festival, and a newcomer to the Old Religion in Celtic and Teutonic Europe." - Janet and Stewart Farrar, A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook.

Those whom I've mentored consencrate their yearly supply of green candles today and celebrate with a few rituals and some feasting. Basically, we have our rituals in the morning before noon(when we can manage to get up that early ) and finish the day by partying. Really though, do you need an excuse to celebrate?

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