In the Northern Hemisphere, everything in the world is emerging, coming forth, becoming, and being born at this time. The tips of forest ferns gently unfurl, silent roots below now send tender shoots, stems and brightly greened-tipped leaves upwards, breaking free through the warm, thawed soil, baby bunnies, chicks, lambs and other springtime animals are birthed into the world at this time, and chattery birdsong fills the air. The earth is in her greening now; she is coming alive, awakening; shaking off all remnants of the sleepy winter, and bursting forth with new life, promise, and potential, and the world is in a state of becoming. Even the light coming through the newly greened boughs of trees is a bit more golden, more shimmery and more magical, as if it were shivering in anticipation of something that is just about to happen.
The element that is associated with March is the air, with its fresh, soft breezes, winds of change, and moist, warm air currents that gently rouse the world awake. The dreams that were dreamt during the darkness of winter now make their way into form, for the element of air helps to transport ideas and inspiration into the physical, into being, and it is in this season that we plant seeds, plan and grow.
Colors that are associated with this this month are: the soft, bright white of big, billowy spring clouds, the sharp cornflower blue of the spring skies, the pale, buttery yellows and pinks of the early morning dawn, and the golden, shimmering sunlight as it begins to warm the air. Look also, for the jade-like shades of green in the fresh, spongy moss growing between the toes of trees, and the dark brown of the winter-wet soaked mud and the first spring rains. Consider these colors when adorning a March altar, and also when choosing crystals, candles and other ritual, magical tools.
The elemental being that is associated with the earth during this season is the unseen, invisible sylph; who is delicate, elegant, graceful and airy in nature, flowing like a breeze through the world, changing form and shape—just like the element that it inhabits; the air—which is also associated with this time of year Linked with the intellect, thoughts and ideas, sylph is ever-changing, difficult to pin down, and is ethereal, intelligent and quick. Consider this as guidance to focus your March meditations on creating freshness in your life, and becoming lighter, seeking more movement, flow and growth as we move into this season.
The direction that is associated with this time of year is the east, place of beginnings, the dawn, fresh new starts, beginnings, renewal, birth, and re-birth. The east is also the place of the mysteries, and ‘The Great Breath’, which is in reference to the myth of the cosmos having been breathed into being on the exhalation of The Divine Source from its essence of the east, which is associated with air. The mysterious teachings of air lies with its similarity to thought, which is invisible—yet felt; for while we cannot see the air, we can feel it, and sense it blowing across our skin, across the surface of the ocean, and also through the leaves of trees.
The moon phase most associated with this time is the new moon – but not when it is a thin sliver, and its light is faint, but more so when its light is in the state of becoming. Becoming brighter, more visible and birthing itself more fully into the world. This aspect of the new moon is the moon of beginnings, birthing, renewal and increase, and it marks both the start of the waxing, or increasing phases when we practice the magic of growth, expansion, abundance, and wish-making.
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