Getting Ready for Spring

New growth in springSpring is the time of the year that is bursting forth of the new growth and awakening of your new desires that arise from the winter’s rest and renewal. It is also a time of new beginnings and of balance. The spring equinox is a shift in balance of day and night and as the equinox gets closer and closer to its arrival of near perfect equilibrium. There is a very strong and sudden movement in the scales that brings an apart new change. With that new balance, there is also point of chaos. This new alignment is often a sudden shift that can leave us feeling wobbly and unsure of our step; or that the rug is being pulled out from under us. You may, or will soon start to, experience significant energetic shifts over the next several weeks as the spring’s explosive energy often brings. To the key is to ground your energy each and every day. Send those grounding cords from the soles of your feet and tailbone into the center of the earth. You can also ground by getting outdoors and taking a walk or hike.

Spring is a time of new beginnings. It is the time to plant the seeds of our dreams and to nourish the soil (the activities) that will support our goals. The element of wood energy becomes dominant; its energy moves downward and upward like the first saplings of green plants. It is a time of explosion. As we begin to see the world awakening from its slumbering sleep into a re-awakening of life, the colors green and other bright jewel tones of spring’s flowers are all around. It is a time of regeneration. To take part of this energy, add visible signs of progress and vitality into your home by repainting a wall, repairing a broken chair or by substituting the winter’s colors with accent colors of the various shades of greens or other bright jeweled colors found in the spring’s buds. Create a feeling of freshness as you open the doors and window, allowing the seasonal winds to dance lightness into your environments. As you spring clean, store away the items of winter and replace them with a tall cylinder shaped vase (springs’ energy is characterized by this shape) filled with fresh tall stemmed flowers and watch the magic of creativity and productivity take hold.

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