New Beginnings, Spring Equinox

The New Moon in Aries on March 21st, along with the Spring Equinox March 20th, is bringing a significant shift of energy for stimulating new beginnings and increasing the momentum for forward movement. Yay!!

Though I’ve been loving every moment of the unusual amounts of rain we’ve had in California and the inward pull of colder winter weather, I clearly recognize the benefits of having dealt with the issues that surfaced during this time, as I observe resolution beginning to emerge.

I think this is a universal truth, as we’ve all been facing harder truths or difficulties. Now, there are new shades of light softly illuminating the path ahead. It may take longer to shed light upon the global darkness, but we can experience greater headway personally, and that is a contribution in itself.

In the start of this shift, it’s important to reflect on the cycle you’ve come through and acknowledge yourself for the faith, courage, endurance, and growth you’ve realized. Equinox traditionally involves ritual and ceremony, and it’s a great way to mark the crossroads of change we are all embarking on. Creating an altar, simply lighting a candle for yourself, writing your intentions, or offering your gratitude to Mother Earth and Spirit, are all acts that invoke greater assistance and connection.

Equnox is an honoring time of Mother Earth and our connection with Her. When I studied with Native Americans for many years, I was often told: “The Earth is your true Mother, go to Her”. Through the years, I’ve come to understand the depth of that wisdom. We are her children and she is always there for us to reflect the true nature of life and our inter-connectedness. She shows us birth, death, regeneration, and the cycles of life. I’ve learned to shed my tears on her, say my prayers to the sky as I sit upon her, and always, always give thanks for the beauty of our magnificent Earth home.

If you’d like to come to a sacred earth place for an in-person spiritual session with me at the Ojai Valley Inn (, I’m regularly there on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

May you be blessed this Spring with new energy, opportunities, creations, blessings, inspirations, and great abundance of love and support.

About Nancy Furst

Spiritual Counselor
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2 Responses to New Beginnings, Spring Equinox

  1. Judy Schmitt says:

    Dear Nancy,

    Always good to read your blog. It’s been a tough year. In March we celebrated the one year anniversary of my brother Chris passing, and on January 28, our granddaughter died from a brain tumor. Watching her turn 5 while she was in her last days of life was heartbreaking. Our entire family is working this loss with heavy hearts. Hopefully with the welcoming of spring we will celebrate with Mother Earth peace and life with the growth of life.

    • Nancy Furst says:

      Dearest Judy, there are hardly words for my empathy for the grief you and your family are going through, thank you for letting me know of your angel’s passing. I’m sure Chris (and others) helped her through, as you all helped her leave. Our souls come in and go out for reasons that are hard to understand and accept, but she knew love and love saw her through all the hardships, and her life here is a now a beautiful part of her soul’s evolution and journey. You are all still together and I hope her Spirit reassures and comforts each and every one of you. God bless you, Judy. xoxoxo

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