Vernal Equinox Day – In Latin, Verbal is the word that used by the people to refer the season of the spring. This Colloquial name is highly famous among the people when they talk about the particular season and its effects on the weather. During the astronomical event of Vernal Equinox Day, northern hemisphere sees spring while the southern hemisphere witness the season of autumn. At this point of time, during the equinox, it is the moment when the earth’s equator passes through the center of the sun. During this equinox, the durations of daylight and darkness is divided into two equal portions. Through the periods are not exactly but nearly equal with each other. During this time of period, the Sun crosses the celestial equator (the imaginary line) and shines directly. This astronomical event is happened twice throughout the year, 20 th of March is the date of the Vernal Equinox. This event is one of the important events that hold significance owing to its approximate equality between the day and the night owing to the angular position of the Sun and its atmospheric refraction.
Pagan and witch Lizzy Rose, of Keilor East, said the autumnal equinox was traditionally a time of celebrating the harvesting of crops and preparing for winter. ”Witches and pagans have lots of parties,” said Ms Rose, 42. ”It’s all about feasting, laughter, picking and harvesting … Sometimes gifts are exchanged and sometimes they’re not. It’s very festive and very loving.” The equinox will be celebrated worldwide, although those in the northern hemisphere will mark the spring equinox, considered a time of rebirth.
“The earliest vernal equinox in over a century arrives March 20th at 05:14 Universal Time, which means for those of us in Los Angeles, spring is sprung tonight at 10:14 thanks to the miracle of Daylight Savings Time. And what better to add to your equinox celebration than by giving a rousing toast to British mystic, magician, mountaineer, sexual rebel and poet Aleister Crowley who is being presented as posthumous write-in for president of the United States?
“In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the color green, the sound of shouting, the wood element, the climate of wind, things sprouting, your eyes, your liver, your anger, patience and altruism – and a green dragon. Not surprisingly, spring is also associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.”
Naturally, this is the season to celebrate the victory of life over death, as any nature lover will affirm. And the Christian religion was not misguided by celebrating Christ’s victory over death at this same season. Nor is Christ the only solar hero to journey into the Underworld. King Arthur, for example, does the same thing when he sets sail in his magical ship, Prydwen, to bring back precious gifts (i.e., the gifts of life) from the Land of the Dead, as we are told in The Mabinogi. Welsh triads allude to Gwydion and Amaethon doing much the same thing. In fact, this theme is so universal that mythologists refer to it by a common phrase, ‘the harrowing of hel’
Ostara was the Germanic goddess of the land, and she was celebrated as the days became longer, the chickens began laying eggs, and the cows started giving more milk again. The winter food supplies were running low, and the spring foods were just beginning to come in during this time.”
Oh, what a catastrophe for man when he cut himself off from the rhythm of the year, from his unison with the sun and the earth. Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was a personal, merely personal feeling, taken away from the rising and the setting of the sun, and cut off from the magic connection of the solstice and the equinox!
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
People simplify ‘Apollonian’ into ‘mild’, and ‘calm’, and ‘cool’. But ‘Apollonian’ and ‘Dionysian’ are two sides of one coin–a nun kneeling in her cell, holding perfectly still, can be in ecstacy more frenzied than any priestess of Pan Priapus celebrating the vernal equinox.