March is also known as Optimism Month, as flowers are beginning to bloom profusely and the light upon one side of the Earth is increasing. We can dread the Ides of March or we can focus on what’s going right, and be determined to look for ways to improve what isn’t and maybe to have fun while we’re at it.
Even though Mercury will be Retrograde and a few other factors may seem to be dampen the enthusiasm at times, this month there are several celebrations to uplift our spirits and to help us highlight the positive! Here is a slideshow of some images of people participating in Holi, the Festival of Colors in Indian culture. This will be happening for the next couple of days, as the festival corresponds to the Full Moon. In this joyful and playful celebration that draws community together, bright powdery clouds of color are tossed up into the air and onto peoples’ heads and faces, celebrating the coming of Spring…
The Spring Equinox falls on the 20th, when the Sun enters Aries, bringing fiery energy and vitality to our endeavors and our beings. Choosing seeds for the garden, choosing to wear and surround our homes with the bright colors and textures that uplift our moods can help us to create a shift in our overall productivity and contribute to well being.
Happy Full Moon in Virgo today, International Women’s Day, Holi, and happy Optimism Month!