Yesterday, 20 of March, 2019, at 9:58 pm, the center of the Sun’s disc crosses the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres, also known as the Spring Equinox on the celestial equator. The spring equinox is one of two occasions when the sun rises exactly in the east and down in the west and if one were to be right on the equator then one would see that the sun passes straight over one’s head. It is a time when everything seems to be in equilibrium, in balance and in peace, while at the same time containing a promise of exhilarating power and life.
The equinox is an important marker for many esoteric societies, regardless of whether one is a pagan, Abrahamic, hermetic, astrologer, witch or the like. Everyone celebrates the equinox in different ways. Some perform grand ceremonies while others find a quiet grove of meditation and contemplation. No matter how or where the equinox is celebrated, or perhaps not celebrated, this is something that neither the Sun, Mother Earth nor Nature cares about. They do without ceremonies, theories or offerings. The equinox does happen anyway and the forces of spring, once again, have come to enrich our planet with new life and transformation.
Like Mother Earth, the spring equinox was not something that the ancient farmer cared that much about. The only thing the farmer cared about regarding the Spring Equinox was that it was the starting point for him to put the plow in the ground and begin this year’s great planning of seeds and sprouts.
Perhaps we, that on a regular basis work with what we call Teurgy, Hermeticism, Ceremonial magic, Alchemy and the likes, should for a moment (just a little moment) pull out our noses from our books, put down the pen, ignore our geometric figures and colors and go outside of the temple doors to experience the magic and alchemy of nature in all its power. Probably we will find that for all our acquired power and wisdom, this falls quite flat compared to Nature. Perhaps we reach new insights about our relatively significant existence, but at the same time of the responsibility that we (un)consciously have taken upon us as caretakers of the earth. Maybe we find that we have more in common with the former farmer than with a table of correspondences?
With these words and thoughts, the Hermetic Order of the Nascent Aurora wish you all a Happy Spring Equinox!