Spring Equinox & Full Crow Moon Drumming Circle & Meditation
Hosted by Spirit Horse Reiki
WHAT IS THE EQUINOX?
The equinox is when the sun crosses over the equator. On the exact moment of the equinox the sun shines directly on the equator before continuing its journey northwards or southwards depending on the time of year.
On the spring equinox the sun passes over the equator and continues northwards, on the autumnal equinox the sun crosses over the equator and continues its its southward declination.
The word Equinox is derived from Latin, which means “equal night.” When the sun passes over the equator on the equinox, the length of day and night are said to be approximately equal. This means that there will be approximately 12 daylight hours and 12 hours of darkness on both the vernal equinox and the autumnal equinox.
The spring equinox is also called the vernal equinox and has long been celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth.
Many cultures celebrate spring festivals and holidays–like Easter and Passover–around the equinox. As an example, Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls after the March Equinox.
Many people believe that ancient spring solstice celebrations have influenced the Easter Traditions that we celebrate today.
Last night I attended this Drumming ceremony, wow what an eye opener. We sang, danced, drummed, and hugged a lot. It was very inspirational, uplifting and moving. It has only been in the last 5 to 8 years that I have been looking into meditation and spiritual things. I find it very interesting and educational when it comes to Mother Earth. It really is just back to basics. We have all got caught up in the the fast moving city and how things are in this day and age. Going back to basics I think will help our over all well being, not to mention our Mother Earth. I’m not for water bottles or plastic stuff, as it seem too many people do not take responsibility in recycling these items. Our waters are suffering and our wild life is becoming extinct. If we all pitch in just a little bit at a time maybe we can make a huge impact on our Mother Earth.
Thank You Sharon Olesen from Spirit Horse Reiki for hosting this beautiful ceremony.
Happy Spring Everyone.
Here are a few pictures from last nights Drumming Circle. I’m also including a video of the song that was sung so beautifully last night by Dale Cimolai.
International Women’s Day is an annual observation on March 8 that celebrates women and their achievements.
The first International Women’s Day was held to commemorate the 1908 Ladies’ Garment Workers Union strike in New York City when some 15,000 women walked off the job to protest their working conditions. The event, sponsored by the Socialist Party of America, inspired Socialists in Denmark to declare an international counterpart in 1910. Following the outbreak of World War I, International Women’s Day rallies in the U.S. and Europe became a platform for anti-war activists as well as women’s and workers’ rights.
Here are some quotes from very inspirational women:
“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
“I don’t believe in luck. It’s persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream.”
“What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
Mary Tyler Moore
“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”
“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.”
Our Mediation group last night was Fantastic. Thank you Sharon Olesen for hosting.
The ribbons on the string were all hand pick from each women in the circle. We all had to choose one for ourselves, one the women in our circle and the last one was for all women around the world.
It was very inspirational and uplifting. I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of strong women.