Saturday, March 21, 2015

Alban Eilir

Here we stand at the gateway of Alban Eilir(Spring Equinox). where the dark and light are in equal balance, where the renewed life forces surge through the veins of the Earth and her creatures give life to their offspring, and where we should open and find the balances in our own lives.

The symbolic flower of  the Equinox in Druidry is the shamrock or trefoil, representing the Sun God and the Triple Goddess. Thusly, the Equinox is associated with planting, promise, balance, air, and yellow.
Within the Equinox is the celebration of Easter, although a Christian festival, it is named after an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, Eostre, whose sacred animal was the Hare, thus the original Easter bunny. Easter eggs were also ancient symbols of springtime, children would roll decorated hard-boiled eggs down a hill in a game called "trundling," and some have seen this custom as a relic of  sun worship where the eggs represent the sun on its journey across the heavens.

We strive for balance in our lives and Alban Eilir is the time to open and find our own balances, to find that area of equilibrium in which we need to survive without the stress and negativity of life and to enjoy the peacefulness of  Mother Earth and her enduring children.

We salute the Equinox with this Welsh prayer:            

Good Luck to the hoof and horn
Good Luck to the flock and fleece
Good Luck to the growers of corn
With blessing and plenty of peace!

Blessed Alban Eilir to all.

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Springtime to you as well. It was interesting to read how the first "Easter Bunny" came into our culture. And wishing you blessings of peace too.