Vernal Equinox: What Is Its Significance?

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What Is The Spiritual Significance of Vernal Equinox?

The last couple of weeks of winter seems to drag on with unsettling weather changes between the chilly air and the hints of the upcoming warm days. However, spring's arrival is ensured due to the Earth's orbital motion around the Sun. 

Vernal Equinox, also commonly known as the Spring Equinox, celebrated as a New Year in many cultures, is just around the corner. The Vernal Equinox 2022 will be on 20th March 2022 (Sunday). Vernal equinox day is when the Earth axis does not tilt towards or away from the Sun, resulting in an equal duration of day and night which is twelve hours each. The first days of spring and fall are Equinox days when Earth experiences twelve hours of daylight and darkness.

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Getting to Know All About Equinox 

Equinoxes are significant astronomical and astrological events that change the energies of the planet drastically. Hence, it touches upon everything that you see around. There are two equinoxes each year. 

  1. Spring or Vernal Equinox - Spring Equinox occurs on 20th March. 
  2. Autumnal Equinox - Autumnal Equinox occurs on 22nd September. 

On the particular day of the Equinox, the Sun is exactly above the Earth's Equator, and this causes the Terminator or the Twilight Zone, which is a moving line that divides the dark night side and daylit side of a planet, that passes through the Earth's North and South poles. The Solar Terminator equally divides the Earth from North to South. The unique angle causes all the areas of Earth to experience almost the same amount of daylight and darkness.

Our planet Earth is basically divided into two halves - Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. The most interesting part is that both the Hemispheres experience the two Equinoxes; however, the names are opposite as the seasons are switched. This means while people in the Northern Hemisphere will be experiencing the Vernal Equinox, people in the Southern Hemisphere will be experiencing the Autumnal Equinox at the same time. If you are wondering what the Vernal Equinox meaning is, then simply put, it is that specific time of the year when the amount of nighttime and daylight hours are equal in length.

Another magnificent fact that you should know about is that the Equinox is not just an astronomical and astrological phenomenon experienced by Earth, but it is also experienced by the other celestial bodies in the solar system. Saturn was captured experiencing an Equinox in 2009 by scientists and occult masters, and the sight on the ringed planet was breathtaking. However, due to the planetary movements, we have to wait for 15 years to see it again as the time and speed are different on Saturn and other planets.

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Vernal Equinox: Spiritual Significance 

Equinoxes are also historical markers of the season change, and the upcoming Vernal Equinox or Spring Equinox officially marks the arrival of the Spring season. As spring comes around, nature starts reawakening, buds burst into flowers, and everything is full of abundance. All of us can feel the warmth of the Sun on our skins. This is the best time to spiritually ground yourself with mother nature, cleanse yourself and your space, whether your home or office and then replace it with new fresh vibrations. Spring symbolizes rebirth, renewal time, fertility, clearing away old and unwanted energies, and making space for the new and fresh energies. You can also use many essential oils during this time like rose, lavender, mint, musk, jasmine, basil, etc. Cleansing salts, charging crystals and crystal grids, etc., can also be used. On the other hand, the Autumnal Equinox, which will happen in September, marks the Autumn harvesting festivals

It is believed that even the ancient Mayan civilization was aware of the significance of this fantastic phenomenon called Equinoxes. They used its healing capabilities for the benefit of people. They designed an enormous stone pyramid called the El Castillo at the Chichen Itza in Mexico. During the Equinoxes, the light of the Sun cast a shadow on the pyramid's steps, making it look like a slithering serpent. This was indeed a temple for the Serpent God in the first place. It can be speculated that this was no coincidence, and the archaeological site was probably well planned and constructed that way to seek God's divine blessings.

Furthermore, if you dive into the secrets of Equinoxes further, you will find out that on this day, all the influences upon the planet Earth are at an equilibrium state, i.e., everything is in a state of balance. The masculine and the feminine energies are balanced and are in sync. Lord Shiva sat as Ardhanarishvara- half as Lord Shiva and half as Goddess Parvati. Hence, this is the best time for transcending the limitations and compulsions of physical longings. This is the time when you can transcend the lustful compulsions within your human body. 

On a lighter note, you will find many people try out the famous "balancing egg" on the day of Vernal Equinox, wherein they try to balance an egg on the flat floor. This is because it is an old belief that you can only stand an egg on its end during the Vernal Equinox. This is why you will find many people trying out this experiment in the past several years. 

Conclusion

This is the day for you to check your current progress regarding your long-term goals and vision of life. You must identify the gaps and start working towards your goal with more vigor, energy, resolve, and have a much more balanced approach. 

The Vernal Equinox is the time for you to do something more meaningful and substantial in your life so that you can add value to your life and be of help to others around you. 

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