Soon, it’s time again for a ‘holy’ day with those fancy colored eggs, lots of chocolate, mass produced hot cross buns and fluffy bunny rabbits. Is this what ‘Easter’ is really about? .. and what does it have to do with the ‘Equinox’?
However, for thousands of years before Jesus walked the earth, we celebrated this time of year, in the northern hemisphere as an ancient pagen celebration for spring, honoring fertility, re-birth and new life.
Easter was celebrated as the time with the perfect balance of light and darkness, At this time the Sun shines directly on the equator and there is equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. In the northern hemisphere, at this time in spring it’s half way in the transition from the climax of winter to summer.
Of course, for Australians, down under, in the southern hemisphere we are now entering Autumn. We know the equinox typically occurs around the 21st March. So we may ask, why is Easter typically celebrated over a week later?
The masses often do things unconsciously, out of habit, blindly following a tradition because it was the way we were raised, it’s familiar and easy, without stopping to investigate if what we’re doing is really appropriate.
Does Easter accurately reflect the truth about our nature, or the resurrection of Jesus, or has society merely created something that is a convenient excuse for a new religion of commercialism? If it doesn’t accurately reflect the true origins, then why do we keep the observance at all?
How will you celebrate this ‘Equinox’?
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