The equinox is something anyone can celebrate no matter where you are in the world. How you celebrate, though, will depend on your religious preferences and your location! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, this is called the Spring Equinox. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the Autumn Equinox. This year, the March equinox takes place on March 20th, though it may vary slightly depending on where you live. In Florida, for example, the exact time of the equinox is March 20th at 11:33 am EDT. You can find more date information here → First Day of Spring 2022: Celebrate the Spring Equinox | The Old Farmer's Almanac
Note: Please use this thread for all discussion about your celebrations of the equinox. Any posts made outside of this thread will be moved here for easy access and streamlined discussion.
I always like to explain what an equinox is around this time of year because it is first and foremost an astronomical event. On an equinox, the amount of day and night we have are almost equal and we can see that in the sunrise and sunset times. I have noticed it getting closer and closer over the last few days in my weather app. It has a handy section for the times of the sunrise and sunset! In the screenshot, you can see that the sun rises at 6:43 AM and sets at 6:35 PM. That’s fairly close, I’d say!
If you aren’t Wiccan, might not necessarily want to celebrate Ostara or Mabon as those are the Wicca-based celebrations on the neo-pagan Wheel of the Year. That’s okay! I don’t celebrate Ostara or Mabon myself. Instead, I celebrate in a more local way. I’ll give you some ideas here for celebrating no matter your religious preference, no matter your location, and no matter your budget!
I’ll probably do a few more of these this year. We have some balloons and tissue paper. We just might make paper mache eggs! We do have some seedlings that need to be planted, too. So, it looks like we’ll also be working in the garden for the equinox!
Learn some symbols, traditions, and get some ideas for celebrations here on Spells8!
→ Ostara Traditions - Spells8
Whether by yourself or with others, get some ideas for an Ostara ritual with this easy-to-follow video!
→ Ostara Video Ritual - Spells8
Learn about Eostre, a pagan Goddess of Springtime often associated with Ostara.
→ Eostre - Spells8
If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you may benefit from learning more about Mabon and celebrating the Autumn Equinox!
→ How are YOU celebrating Mabon?
Music is super witchy, right? It can be added to spells and rituals to create ambiance and help raise energy. You might like this Mabon playlist!
→ Witchy Mabon Music
Need help figuring out what to do? This page might help you! Grab some ritual ideas and celebration fun to help you have the best Mabon you can
→ Mabon Celebrations
If you’d like to hold a ritual for Mabon but don’t know how, or you just want to be not alone, in a sense, then this cast-a-long ritual is perfect for you!
→ Mabon Cast-a-Long Video Ritual
There are so many more things out there, too! If you search for Ostara, Spring Equinox, Mabon, and Autumn Equinox in the forum you’ll get so many ideas, recipes, and more from those of us here on the forum that have shared over the years!
I hope you have a wonderful celebration of the equinox in whatever way you need to