The Vernal Equinox, the New Year, and the Follicular Phase

The Vernal Equinox, the New Year, and the Follicular Phase

Happy vernal equinox! 

Last week was the first day of spring, also known as Ostara, which is also the start of the new astrological year. 

What does this mean exactly? 

Well, at the spring equinox we enter Aries season, and Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, starting the astrological cycle all over again for a new journey through the signs and seasons. 

And without the influence of the manmade Gregorian calendar, this is the energetic start of the year! 

If you're someone who resists setting New Year intentions on January 1st at the start of the calendar year--or are someone who sets them but never seems to accomplish them!--you may find the spring equinox is a much more aligned time to set and succeed at your longer-term intentions.

Why is this?

Because spring is all about INITIATION. 

Spring is about fresh starts, new life, creativity, sociality, rising energy, bright visions, clarity, and rising stamina. 

Whereas January 1 is the depths of restful hibernation. 

So if you're feeling the urge to get things done, to start something new, to burst into action on an exciting project or something you've been meaning to get to for a while but just haven't felt motivated to do so yet, embrace this springtime blossoming of action!

If you did set New Year resolutions, dust them off and see which (if any!) still feel aligned. 

Spring is a great time for not only action, but strategy. You'll have a clearer vision of how to proceed than you may have had during the darkness of winter when you first set them. 

Ride that exciting wave of energy!

And this springy energy we feel at this time of year is of course echoed every month in the inner springtime of your menstrual cycle. 

Every month we get the opportunity to ride the rising energy, to feel the optimism, emotional buoyancy, creativity, childlike play, and heightened strategic thinking. 

To really heighten the impact of outer spring, just you wait and see how potent your inner spring is during outer spring!

If you have a big project you'd like to tackle, experiment this spring with aligning your inner and outer seasons in order to amplify the impact. 

I love how juicy it feels when my inner seasons align with the outer seasons--in spring, that energy feels boundless, unstoppable.

But of course, it's also so powerful to know that I will get a burst of springtime energy every single month. 

Isn't menstrual cycle awareness so incredible?!

It's also important to remember that if and when we're feeling a little resistance, blockage, or weightiness around a time of natural initiation and rising energy, sometimes that means we've skipped over an important step: 

Releasing something to make space for something new. 

Just like it's important to clean out a garden box of the dried up plants from last year before there's space for new plants to grow, clearing out our own internal garden (if you will) is just as important. 

Everything needs space to grow. 

The spring equinox and the start of the new astrological year is a natural time to take stock, release, clean out, and start fresh. 

And to help you clear out your internal garden, I've put the Release Digital Bundle on a spring sale! (Sale price automatically updates in your cart.)

Get yours here. 

Here's what Dana had to say about her experience with the Release Digital Bundle: 

"Beautiful ritual!! Thank you so much, Elizabeth. As soon as I moved what I wanted to release from where it was living in my chest, down to my womb space, I felt an ease and lightness in my chest. I did this on Day 7 [of my cycle] and I want to try again when I'm actually bleeding; I'm sure it will be so much more powerful! I especially loved the visual of the volcano."

This is such a potent practice--and one you can return to any time you need to explore what is ready to be released.

Now is such a great time to align with the natural energy available to us that asks us to release, clear out, and start fresh. 

I hope you have a joyful spring full of lightness, optimism, and play!

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