Just popping in to wish you a happy Equinox and a blessed Ostara! Here's a bit of fun and lore for you:
The equinox (meaning, “equal night”) is a point in time that occurs in the spring and fall in which the center of the Sun is in the same plane as the Earth's equator. This balanced time of the year gives us a day with equal hours of sunlight and darkness. Equinoxes are often referred to by their Latin names, vernal, meaning Spring (around March 21st) and autumnal, meaning Fall (around September 21st.)
Spring Equinox superstitions:
It is said that during the equinox you can balance a raw egg on its end, or a balance a broom to stand up on its own. (Although this has been proven to work any time of the year - it’s a fun exercise to do on the Equinox.)
A wish made upon seeing the first robin of the Spring will come true as long as you finish making your wish before the robin flies away.
“Go plant the bean when the moon is light,
and you will find that this is right.
Plant the potatoes when the moon is dark,
and to this you always hark.
But if you vary from this rule,
You will find that you're the fool.
If you always follow this rule to the end,
You will always have money to spend.”
(Plant above-ground bearing crops during a waxing moon & below ground crops during a waning moon.)
"March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in."
- Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning
Images found here.