Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. --Goethe
We used to make equinox cookies for the spring and fall equinoxes -- round sugar cookies, half frosted with chocolate and half with vanilla. Nothing fancy, a tube of sugar cookie dough ready to slice and two cans of frosting. This was not normal fare around here but seasonal changes had a strange effect on me. Sometimes we gave them to neighbors who I'm pretty sure thought we were slightly odd. But they liked getting the cookies.
Instead of making spring equinox cookies yesterday and scaring the neighbors, I decided to make an equinox cloth to represent the balance of light and dark. I see this as eventually evolving into a sunflower, a plant I've chosen to ally with for a time.
Today is the first spring moonday going into the sign of Scorpio in a few hours. The Super Full Moon is only two days old and Spring Equinox one day old so there really isn't a strong sense of the waning moon yet. Contrary to the Roman calendar, this time is when astrologers (in the Northern Hemisphere) mark the beginning of the New Year, as the Sun enters 0 degrees Aries. And it's not too late to do full moon/spring equinox work by first noticing what has been fulfilled, then taking pause for reflection, forming intentions, and making choices regarding them. Those intentions and choices will manifest during the next year.
Scorpio is a water sign so it brings the quality of cool moistness. Water represents our emotions and inner feelings, and we may seem to go deeper into them than we normally do. For some, the intensity can be uncomfortable. I personally sometimes have the feeling of having sharp edges during Scorpio days, that's my best description of it. The parts of the body affected are the urinary tract and the sexual organs so tonics and medicines for those parts are well-used now. At the same time, they are the more sensitive areas with infections and menstrual cramps possibly acting up.
With Spring's arrival, now is when life becomes so very busy with garden planning, clean-up and planting. When we start to cook or otherwise prepare the last of it in the freezer or on the shelf or whatever early-green-goodness can be foraged from the gardens. When the carpets and upholstery should be cleaned and the windows washed. When things start leafing out and the grass grows before our very eyes. Busy, yes, but so very welcome.
How are you welcoming Spring?