“Stand on the green earth and close your eyes, soaking up the light of the sun and the warmth of the earth at the same time. Be aware of the nwyfre of the earth. Now become aware of your own. As you breathe in, experience drawing up the subtle energy of the earth. Give thanks for renewed energy and life.” ~ from “The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Year” by Caitlin Matthews
March is always a poignant and potent month as Goddess begins to wake from Her winter slumber and release Her life-giving energy throughout the world. We celebrate the survival of a long and cold winter, physically and soulfully. Even as many are waiting for the snow to melt, there is a spring light at the end of the tunnel. We embrace renewal through Her grace and presence in the spring. Some spring Goddesses are Gaia, Flora, Artemis, Ostara, Freya, Kore/Persephone. Sita, and Brigid.
There is a powerful convocation of energy occurring on March 20 with the New Moon, Solar Eclipse, AND Spring Equinox all bringing their particular forces to the party. You may be feeling the gathering of this energy already and it will be an amazing time to celebrate, perform ritual, and utilize the forces for transformation and new beginnings.
Wishing you all a BLESSED Renewal and Spring Equinox! The Spring Equinox edition of Rhythms of the Goddess will be out soon with a gorgeous new online format – sign up here to make sure you receive yours for free!
March 1 – Day to Honor Vesta – Rekindling of Vestal Temple fires
March 1 – Matronalia – Celebration of Juno Lucina – Goddess of Childbirth
March 5 – Full Moon in Virgo at 1:05pm eastern
March 6 – Holi Festival
March 8 – International Women’s Day
March 10 – Hypatia Day
March 17 – Maenad Festival of Bacchus
March 20 – New Moon in Pisces at 5:36 am eastern
March 20 – Spring Equinox at 6:45 pm eastern
March 20 – Solar Eclipse at 5:46am (Visibility details)
March 31 – Festival of Luna – Goddess of the Moon
We have some GREAT interviews and meditations coming up in March – Make sure you check the Goddess Alive Radio Page for all the updated show links. You can tune in live or catch it in the archives!
Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 8pm eastern time – Interview and Full Moon Meditation – Rabbi Jill Hammer PhD and Taya Shere (Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute)
Friday, March 6, 2015 – 4pm eastern time – Interview – Alka Arora, Ph.D. on Goddesses, Scholars, and Activists – Department Chair for Women’s Spirituality at California Institute of Integral Studies
Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 8pm eastern time – Interview and New Moon Meditation with DeAnna L’am (Red Tents in Every Neighborhood)
Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Walking the Labyrinth – Discussion of Labyrinths & Spirituality with Carol Maurer (Backyard Pilgrim)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 2pm eastern – Rosie Molinary, Author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance (RosieMolinary.com)
Make sure you check out the classes and online courses on offer at Mystery School of the Goddess!