Spring has always been my second favorite season, right behind Autumn. It's neither too cold nor too hot to be completely comfortable outside and is a period of transition. Counter to my beloved Autumn, which is a transition into death and the dark half of the year, Spring is a time of rebirth and ushers in the brighter half of the year. The Goddess walks the Earth in maiden form once more, bringing beauty through the green and growing things and the God continues to regain his strength. Soon the two will be reunited; blessing the lands with fertility and prosperity.
The Earth is shrugging off the white blanket of winter and beginning to wake up. Trees are beginning to bud, seeds are pushing their way through the toughened Earth to bask in the rays of the warming sun. You can hear the Song of Spring sung by a multitude of birds as they begin to feed and woo each other. The bees are back and buzzing about, fertilization of plant and animal alike takes place and soon there will be babies abounding.
The Earth isn't the only thing awakening right now, I can feel the touch of Spring tapping my inner child on the shoulder, telling her that it's once more time to come out and play. Time to run barefoot through cold grass, to sniff early blooming flowers, to break out the lawn games and invite friends over.
I feel a lightening of spirit and a sort of buzzing in my heart as the sun grows stronger. It's time for this witch to get outside and get her hands in the Earth; to plant and weed, to get dirty and sweaty. It's also time to cleanse and bless the house once more, to throw open the windows and use the renewing energy of Spring to drive out the glum and gloom that's accumulated in the place during the shut-up darkness of Winter.
How does Spring make you feel? What does it mean to you?