Spring has sprung and the winds of change are blowing.
We are back at the beginning of the wheel of the year. We start at East on the compass, with the rising sun on the Vernal equinox. And right on cue here comes Peter Cotton Tail hopping down that bunny trail. Mad as a March hare. He just came out of his rabbit hole.
He is the Fool in the Tarot that has just stepped off the spiritual cliff down into the physical world. That big burst of energy that comes rushing into the world.
It is the year of the Rabbit. I think itís the year of the Mad March Hare! And he is mad because we are not listening. He is feeling the earth changes from down in his rabbit hole and heís hopping mad.
Yet another disaster strikes and a lot of people think itís the end times. The environment is changing. There is no denying it any longer, whether you think itís human made or natural cycles or, my favorite, the work of God and in keeping with Biblical prophesy for the Apocalypse, Ragnaroc, Mayan Calendar or some other version of the end times. Take your pick. The bottom line: it is happening and we must face this.
Are we still the fool jumping off the edge of our spiritual home into physical existence in total ignorance of who we are, and that with life comes responsibility? Can we continue to plunder our mother and think that she just has limitless resources? That her body, our physical earth, her blood, our waterways and oceans, her breath, our trade winds, can just keep giving without giving up.
Vernal Equinox is a day of perfect balance between the dark and the light: just like the Yin and Yang symbol, opposing energy that is interdependent. We need to find that balance within ourselves because the winds of change are now blowing us hard. This is a rising gale. Are we going to hide or are we going to face these winds and go for the ride.
We are all feeling a little buffeted by them. We have come through a year of old structures breaking down. This is the energy of change: a new way of looking at money and a new way of treating our green resources. With these changes our consciousness is rising and a new sense of balance and purpose is being sought. So embrace the changes that are blowing through your life, turn your face to the wind and soar on the wings of Angels or the Sylphs.
In the pagan earth-friendly tradition, this is when the male energy starts getting frisky. This is when the sap starts to rise in the trees. And right on queue comes Peter Cotton Tale hopping down the bunny trail; hippity hoppity Easter is on her way. The word Easter is based on a Germanic goddess of spring, the dawn, and fertility originally called Ostara.
The early church was experiencing difficulty converting people from ďpaganĒ beliefs to Christianity. Therefore at a meeting back in 325 CE the Council of Nicaea made some decisions about resurrection and the rising of the sun on the first morning of spring. It was decided we would celebrate Easter on the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. Thus another holiday is based on the ancient wheel of the year and the phases of the Moon.
Ancient Mother I hear your cries.
I hear your call.
I hear your songs and they are becoming urgent and discordant.
Whispers in the wind that has carried your name since the dawn of time.
Here the pipes calling, the torch is lit and the bone-fires spreading the word from hill to hill.
The Ancient Mother flies by the light of the moon and into the rising sun.
She comes to wake you; for the time is now, the time has come for you to take a stand.
For the future of our world, the hour has arrived, stand up people!
By the east winds that blow do we move through this world.
The moon pulls the tides and the winds make the waves.
I pray we will find our way to live in peace with our home and not destroy all others and ourselves.
Guide us with your strength of hand and heart dear God/Goddess
Tricia Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over 30 yearsí experience in Intuitive Counseling, Crystal Healing, Tarot, Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. Contact her at Mystictrish@cox.net or at (949) 493-0705.