Today is the first day of Spring here in the mountains, and by the sound of the birds outside my window, Nature is celebrating Her arrival!
The moment of the Spring Equinox was today at 5:29 a.m. CDT, or 10:29 UTC, known as Coordinated Universal Time.
It is the moment in which the plane of the Equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, on or around the 20th of March and the 23rd of September.
During the Equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.
The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator (the “edge” between night and day) is perpendicular to the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated. Obviously our Southern Hemisphere friends are experiencing the Autumn Equinox.
Water does flow down the drain counter clockwise “down under.”
This unique energy invites us to dream a dream of unity, to plant seeds for a brighter future, for ourselves and the generations to follow.
Spring is a time of renewal, reinvention and transformation, and in mundane terms, it’s time to pack away the wool and the heavy boots. Time to get outside and enjoy the longer, warmer days, whether skiing Taos Mountain or exploring the area and hiking the myriad trails up here in the Land of Enchantment.
Bulbs are bursting forth from the Earth and tiny buds are forming on trees all over the valley.
The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the Solstices and the Equinoxes; we have survived the harshest of seasons.
Winter has bid us adieu.
Happy Spring everyone, I’m taking the day off and going outside, I’ll see you all back here on Wednesday with more from Taos.
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