March 20 2016 is International Astrology Day….. Have a blast Astrologers and all those who love the art…. 🙂

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http://www.123rf.com: Illustrator Pavlo Kovernik

March 19 (Pacific Time) March 20 (Eastern Time): is also the Spring Equinox or the FIRST DAY OF SPRING… 🙂 we can look forward towards warmer temperatures and hopefully wonderful sunshine..

March winds bring April showers, April showers brings May flowers…

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sometimes those March winds can surely blow, hold on to your hats 🙂

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http://www.123rf.com: Illustrator : Vladimir Voronin

March 19 (Pacific Time) March 20 (Eastern Time): is traditionally known as Ostara in the Pagan and Wiccan belief systems… so happy day to you guys…

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http://www.123rf.com: Illustrator : Belyaev Viacheslav

Please view the following information on Ostara from About.comPaganism / Wicca

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, it’s also the same time as the Christian Easter (Unless Easter falls in April as it does this year) celebration, and in the Jewish faith, Passover (This year begins at sundown April 14 2014)  takes place as well. For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season. Typically, the Celtic peoples did not celebrate  Ostara as a holiday, although they were in tune with the changing of the seasons.

A New Day Begins:

A dynasty of Persian kings known as the Achaemenians celebrated the spring equinox with the festival of No Ruz — which means “new day.” It is a celebration of hope and renewal still observed today in many Persian countries, and has its roots in Zoroastrianism. In Iran, a festival called Chahar-Shanbeh Suri takes place right before No Ruz begins, and people purify their homes and leap over fires to welcome the 13-day celebration of No Ruz.

Mad as a March Hare:

Spring equinox is a time for fertility and sowing seeds, and so nature’s fertility goes a little crazy. In medieval societies in Europe, the March hare was viewed as a major fertility symbol — this is a species of rabbit that is nocturnal most of the year, but in March when mating season begins, there are bunnies everywhere all day long. The female of the species is super-fecund and can conceive a second litter while still pregnant with a first. As if that wasn’t enough, the males tend to get frustrated when rebuffed by their mates, and bounce around erratically when discouraged. (Perhaps this is where the symbol of the bunny comes from in our Easter celebrations… ) 🙂

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