Spring Equinox is the day of equal lightness and darkness, the transition between Winter and Spring. This time may challenge us in mind, body, and spirit, as Mother Nature is showing us the importance of balance, embracing the totality of being. I am off to the desert to explore this theme. In Chinese Medicine, we have just emerged from Winter, or the Water element, which is more internal, a time to recharge our batteries before bursting forth into spring. Spring, or the Wood element, is the exact opposite. An exciting time of new beginnings. It is external: wood grows and expands. Wood is associated with anger and creativity; achieving goals and.
As I sit in the park enjoying this beautiful March afternoon, I notice life happening around me. Spring is in the air, happiness everywhere, children running to and fro, families gathering for a picnic, the sound of laughter and romance are tangible. Leaves blowing from the trees, hawks circling in a cloudy sky, and life force flowing create a sense of harmony. March is a time for rebirth and transformation. After months of stuck energies, lightness of being can be felt. The water element of Pisces focuses on the emotional centers of the heart and the will to help dreams come true. The new moon energies and a powerful solar eclipse.