Vernal Equinox

Women’s Circle Newsletter

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Reaching out in joy and
sisterhood to keep us connected
as we circle together as women

 

 

Heart Ray Woman

Andrea Lord
President, Alpha Institute
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Reiki Practitioner

moon shadow

Rachel Lord RN, CMT, MH
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Master Herbalist

 

SPRING

2011

Full blue moon

image resource: http://www.layoutsparks.com/1/241690/blood-chocolate-full-moon.html

The Vernal Equinox

March 20, 2011

5.21 pm.
(Mountain Daylight Time)


Red Leaf

THINGS TO PONDER ABOUT VERNAL EQUINOX

  • The Vernal Equinox is a time to consider the beginning of a new earth year. This is the time for Easter, Spring, Re-Birth and Planting, Beltane.
  • Light (day) and Dark (night) are equal. A time for perfect balance.
  • Benefit from the Vernal Equinox by focusing on the 4 R's" Return, Renewal, Rejuvenation, & Regrowth.
  • The Vernal Equinox occurs at a point on the Earth's equator, where the center of the Sun can be observed to be vertically overhead.
  • Nearly always occurs on March 20/21, whenever the sun goes into Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac.
  • There are two (2) Equinoxes a year Vernal (Spring) & Autumnal (Fall).


  • basil

    THE FOUR Rs For Spring
    "Return, Renew, Rejuvenate, Re-grow"



    Return: Consider your roots, look to your family to see the patterns, the lessons & the gifts.
    Renewal: Check out your commitments, your vows, your wishes, your resolutions, see if they really fit with your path make necessary adjustments and renew your lease.
    Rejuvenation:Look at the changes that you need to make, being flexible is on par with survival in this ever changing world, so stay youthful in your mind but add the spice of wisdom.
    Regrowth:We need true growth so send your new roots out from your spirit to your family, especially to your grandchildren, your peers and yourself.

    Rejoice

    THE FIFTH (5) R

    Rejoice: Open your arms wide and receive the earth's grace. This includes return, renewal, rejuvenation and regrowth. Spring into your heart! .

    Sun and Moon

    WHAT SPRINGS TO MIND
    "The Sun and The Moon
    "


    Green, fresh, damp earth, opening up, smiling, joy, growth, smells, sunshine, gentle breezes, lilacs, light and wind and rain and shine!

    5 umbrellas
    images resource: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2007/manual/pres_sun.html


    A SPRING POEM

    As I walked along a grassy lane
    The meadow lark called my name
    A Song so sweet
    To Greet
    The light
    Returning once again

    Meadowlark

    LIMPIA

    A South of the Border Spiritual Cleanse

    • The word “limpia” means to cleanse. 
    • In South and Central American spiritual cleanses are often done with plant brushings.
    • Plants are used to cleanse the spirit and rid a person of emotional disturbances.
    • Make a bundle of fresh aromatic herbs.  Suggestions: Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint or whatever you find.  Try fragrant flowers too.

    A Limpia Song or Chant

    Woman am I
    Spirit am I
    I am the infinite within my soul
    I have no beginning
    I have no end
    All this I am.
    . 

    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO EMBRACE THIS GATEWAY
    (Using Women's Magic)

    Branch tunnel


PLANTING BY THE MOON:
Whether it is garden plants, thoughts, ideas, wishes or desires. Write it down, burn it, dig a hole in the earth, plant a feather of hope and sprinkle it with water cover it up and let it grow.

DO A SPIRITUAL CLEANSE OR A LIMPIA. Choose fresh plants that are aromatic and fragrant. Gather a few sprigs and lightly brush your body or someone else with the bundle. Imagine the plants kissing you with spirit and love. Sing a song. feel the joy. then toss the bundle back to the garden, returning the plants to the earth.


moon on water

image resource: http://www.layoutsparks.com/1/83165/moon-horizon-water-beautiful.html

Check out our Newsletters from 2007 below for info on the Vernal Equinox.

http://www.awomenscircle.net/Newsletters/March07/nl_March_07.htm

Some of our References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/

Image Resources:
http://www.123rf.com/photo_2410093_full-moon-on-the-spring-equinox-with-digitally-enhanced-reflection-over-water-and-set-against-a-blac.html
http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/mar20.html
http://www.irvingresources.com/
http://www.photogic.com/space-photos/amazing-photos-of-moon/
http://www.layoutsparks.com/1/83165/moon-horizon-water-beautiful.html
http://www.redsneaker.net/2/gallery.asp



EVENTS CALENDAR
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heart Ray woman

CIRCLING:

SPRINGTIME CLEANSING WITH THE FOUR ELEMENTS

 

Sunday April 10 , 2011
1 pm - 4:30 pm $20

Connect With Other Wise Women

Join In Ceremony with Drums and Rattles!

  • Spring is the natural time for cleansing & renewal
  • We will use the energy of the 4 elements to let go of the old and bring in the new
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water have long been used for new beginnings & rejuvenation
  • We will use sacred ceremony to explore these ideas
  • The circle has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning.
    Let’s continue that tradition and spread the sisterhood
  • BRING: A drum or rattle! If not, we have extras

Presenters:

Andrea Lord, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner
Rachel Lord, RN, CMT, Master Herbalist


Held At:
Old Hampden Holistic Center
3501 S. Corona St., #1
Englewood, CO 80113

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