Spring Equinox
21st March

The Spring Equinox is the point of balance of the waxing year when night and day are of equal length and there is a tension between the reflectiveness of the dark winter period and the activity of new growth rushing headlong toward Midsummer.

It is also the festival of Oestre, the Goddess of Light who brings fertility and whose name is the origin of Easter and words like oestrogen, the hormone stimulating ovulation and fertility. It is appropriate that this season is celebrated with eggs.

The illustration shows the Moon and Sun in balance, hares boxing - perhaps the origin of the Easter bunny. At the bottom are the Men an Tol stones in Cornwall, celebrated for their powers of healing and fertility. Those who crawl through the mid-stone may be relieved from back and gynaecological problems.