The Spring Equinox is a point of perfect balance on the journey through the Wheel of the Year. Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium. The natural world is coming alive, the Sun is gaining in strength and the days are becoming longer and warmer. Read on to learn about the symbols of the Spring Equinox.
In Celtic tradition, the hare is sacred to Ostara (the Spring Goddess) and a symbol for the moon. The nocturnal hare, so closely associated with the moon which dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in Spring.
The egg contains 'all potential', full of promise and new life. It symbolises the rebirth of nature, the fertility of the Earth and all creation. In many traditions, the egg is a symbol for the whole universe.
In some mythologies the goddess Ostara is associated with serpent or dragon energy. At this point in the year the serpent or Kundalini is very strong.