Spring is here!


Spring is here, Spring is here,

Life is Skittles and Life is Beer

I think the loveliest time of the year

Is the spring, I do, don’t you? ‘Course you do!


In the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer, Spring is here. The birds are chirping, the flowers are pushing up through their long-icy blankets, and young men are looking to get into trouble.


But spring is about more than stirring nature and loins. It is a renewal, a beginning of life, a turn of the seasons from the cold, dark winter, into a new hope.


It’s difficult for me to feel down when Spring is in the air. Those who suffer from depression can take advantage of the life around them and breath in the sweetness of life. Hold that memory against the darker days that you know will come back some day, hold it like a talisman against the doubt, against the fear.


The ancients believed that the Spring Equinox was a time of power.  It is a time when the veil between the physical world and the other worlds can open. It’s a time to clean, pray, meditate, and feel the joy of all the life stirring around you. In Ireland, the 5,000 year old Loughcrew megalithic Cairn T illuminates inside with the rising sun on the equinox. The backstone of the chamber is covered with engraved sun symbols, and the light from the sun emblaze them into sharp relief. Such a construction took a great deal of calculation, manpower, and faith to create.


The Pyramids and the Sphinx are thought to be aligned with the Spring Equinox, as is Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The Tikal temples in the jungles of Guatemala are aligned with the rising sun of the Spring Equinox, as well.


It can be no coincidence that so many diverse ancient cultures revered this time of year. It is sacred and precious. Hold this bursting joy in your heart, and remember it in the heat of the summer, the dying of the autumn, and the darkness of the cold, winter nights.


Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved

– Legacy of Hunger

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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3 comments on “Spring is here!
  1. I do love Spring. Too bad we’re about to get hit with a Nor’Easter here in Massachusetts which is going to dump 6-8 inches of snow on us.😔

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