The sun gives little shadow when it is noon at this time of year. In the winter it is south of us so the northern part of my house is in shadow and in the summer it is north so the southern side is in shadow. Makes it hard to protect those plants than need shade.
Thank you, Nix for the well wishes and brief cultural summary of the equinox.
Spring is my favorite season as well, its a tremendous season of renewal as the days grow longer.
For those interested in the heavens, about 45-hour after sunset, you'll see Venus and Jupiter quite close to one another over then next few days in the Western sky. Venus is the brighter of the two, and to the right. Venus is also known as the Morning or Evening Star, due to its appearance at these times, at various times of the year.
Nix the moniker you've chosen for yourself is the name of the ancient Greeks' Goddess of Night... the mother of Hypnos(sleep) and Thanatos(death).
: ) Mzzchief
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Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
"Celebrating the Spring Equinox: The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life." - from http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.h tml
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