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A Springtime Altar for the Equinox

Color of the day:  Maroon
Incense of the day:  Cinnamon
Happy spring equinox! It's a special feeling to realize that daytime and nighttime exist in equilibrium for but a moment, and only twice a year. The energy of balance is all around us at this time, waiting for us to utilize it beneficially. Today, day and night are of equal length. In the Northern Hemisphere, we now begin our ascent into the light half of the year.

As a Neopagan archetype for the light half of the year, the Horned One has been known by numerous names over time and across cultures. What does this bright, wild, solar embodiment mean to you?

Today, take a nice long walk outside to find natural items that represent this archetypal force and the projective energy of the solar year. Perhaps you will find a bit of newly sprouted grass, a bud on a tree, a brightly colored stone, and so on. (Note: Be careful not to over-pick. Please pay attention to local regulations and use common sense.)

Arrange the items on your personal altar and focus on them every day until Midsummer to harness the growing energy of the conquering sun.
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