So the Equinox is when day and night began to merge and the days are just as long as the nights. There is no separation in in it's length. Equinoxes happen both in Spring and in Autumn. However what does it really mean spiritually? Particularly, since we are upon the Spring, let's begin there. The annual March 21 Equinox signifies the start of the astrological new year and the start of a new season. This is particularly because the Sun is shifting into the constellation of Aries, which is regarded as the first of the 12 constellations used in astrology. Rather than the calendar year of January 1st, I choose Spring as my personal new year. In the Northern Hemisphere of the world, the March Equinox represents the beginning of Spring and a time where the spiritual energies of new birth and creativity are peaking and at it's highest. On the other side of the world, in the Southern Hemisphere, the March Equinox begins Autumn or Fall, which is a time to bring to the surface, release and let go of the old in order to prepare for the winter. Whether you are on the Northern or Southern hemisphere , the Equinox is a spiritual time that you can use to tap into the wisdom and energy of the Sacred Mother Earth and the Divine Universe. In the physical realm as the light and dark hours merge together and become one during the Equinoxes it symbolizes the duality of life. We are both masculine and feminine. We have the divine opportunity to balance our yin and yang. In the spiritual realm, however, there is no duality. Everything is all interconnected. There is no separation. Light and Dark are both necessary and one is not superior to the other. They are both necessary and can be a reminder of the sweetness and bitterness of life, hence the term, "bittersweet." When the Equinox happens, we are reminded of this spiritual truth. We are unique, creative expressions of God and so is everyone and everything. The 2018 Equinox is the perfect time to honor all areas and aspects of your life including the circumstances that surround you. It is the divine opportunity to become AWARE, ACKNOWLEDGE and bring full ACCEPTANCE in your life without judgment. This is the time to know that all is as it should be. This is the time to release all past hurts, disappointments, any limiting beliefs and behavior that no longer serve your highest good. It is the time to now re-frame your mindset, plant new thoughts, plant new beliefs and plant new intentions. It is also a time to appreciate the inner work you've done and to celebrate how how much you have grown over the course of the year. Farmers are now taking this opportunity to prepare the soil and start planting seeds for harvest in the next few months. With the energy of Aries as the fertile soil, now is a perfect time to start thinking about what you want to manifest in the next three months and begin planting those seeds of intention. Make a list of those intentions in your journal along with how you will feel when once those intentions are manifested. Knowing how you'd want to feel will support you in beginning to experience those feelings now through affirmations. Without judgment, honor the growth and the challenges, the light and the darkness, and all the experiences that have created you who you are in this present moment. Show yourself some self compassion, self forgiveness, and self appreciation. Remember that all things work together for your good. Find the balance.