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Spring Cleaning for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Updated: Mar 22, 2022

Today marks the vernal equinox where the day and night are equal length. After winter's cold temperatures and scarcity, spring's invigorating energy inspires and motivates us to start new projects and patterns. It's a perfect time to spread your wings and seek the unknown.

In Native American heritage the archetype animal for the spring equinox is the Eagle. The eagle represents freedom, awareness, and the ability to discover patterns from a different perspective. From the eagles vantage point high in the sky, it can easily feed its hunger. For humans it's a reminder to believe in our ability and satisfy the hunger of our soul.

From a Western Astrology perspective, we are entering into Aries season, which also marks the beginning of the astrological new year. Aries is courageous, fierce, impulsive and enthusiastic. It also represents naivety and is similar to children without inhibitions, ready to take on anything life throws their way.

In Chinese Astrology, the vernal equinox represents the Rabbit totem. The rabbit acts as a guide between heaven and earth. In the earth plane rabbits are sound navigators, having perceptions that pilot them through the darkness. Because of this, rabbits represent Sensitives and Seers and their psychic powers. It also symbolizes those moments in life when we must hop to or in unfamiliar surroundings, using your inner light for direction.

In spring, the world is fertile and poised on the threshold of abundance. Seeds are sown or sprouting, and many animals are carrying or birthing the next generation. We too are nature and therefore sit on the precipice of abundance and growth. Nature is a reminder that everything needs to grow and change and develop, even us.

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