Thursday, March 6, 2014

Has Spring Sprung?

                                          (Ploughman in the Fields near Arles--Vincent Van Gogh)

I was listening to the weather report the other day, as we living in these heavily snow-covered regions are known to do, quite frequently mind you, when I heard a weatherman saying it was already spring. I know I have a tendency to get busy with my work, losing track of time occasionally but how had spring escaped me, I thought as I searched for my fur-covered snow boots?

Then I listened more closely. He was explaining meteorological spring. He said it is kind of like a bookkeeping matter. The date is handily assigned to the beginning of the month, when spring will occur to make things smoother. Smoother? Really? Nevertheless, in this case the assigned date was March 1st.

If you have been reading my blog or books for a while, you know I get pretty excited about the changing of the seasons. In fact, "Four Seasons of Mojo: an Herbal Guide to Natural Living" guides readers through the seasons of the year and the seasons of life, advising herbal wise ways to put magic in every season.

Needless, to say, I am greatly looking forward to Ostara, which falls on the Spring Equinox. To me and I'm sure to many of you, that is when we can celebrate the wonder and magic that comes with that colorful and fragrant season of growth, renewal, change and hope.

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