As spring dawns upon us, the chill still left in the air reminds us that winter has not yet breathed its last. Yet the skies clear from time to time, letting the sun through to warm the fertile earth and bringing hope of new life from above. Eostre’s colors of pastel greens, pinks and blues begin to spring up in unexpected places.
It is is blue of the sky, the water, and ice that I speak of in this issue. What better color to represent this hopeful time of year, a combination of vibrancy and repose, than the traditional “baby blue”. Although this name is a purely Western one, it fits perfectly this season, as the Sun God has been reborn. I like to think of this time as his early childhood, and he toddles around now, clumsily letting his bright yellow ball fall to the ground from time to time as he learns about the new world around him.
Ice still coats the ground here in the north from time to time, and cold rain still falls to the earth. But He is getting stronger with every day and step he makes across the sky. After a long dark winter, the distant mountains are now visible again, and they too reflect that pastel blue. The seas sparkle once more, and the pale sky echoes their reflection.
It is natural that baby blue should have been picked for this time of year, and the correlations between the time of year and its other meanings are quite revealing. Of course it would stand for health– what is more vibrant than a cosmic toddler? It is also a color of understanding, patience, joy, inspiration, and softness– all things one needs and will gain by raising a child of this age. Light blue is also the color of the fifth chakra, located in the throat (known as the Vishuddha). This chakra relates to communication and growth through expression. It also relates to independence, mentally governs fluent thought, and spiritually governs a sense of security– all traits or needs of the developing being.
The very word “spring” means something that bounces up when pressed down and released, the act of bouncing up, a place where water comes bubbling up clean and pure from the earth, and of course the season itself.
By breathing in the spring air, you can almost feel these traits melding into your being. Allow them to enter you, and celebrate the joy of this new world like a child. Take time to look up, down, all around. Touch the baby buds and sprouts that proliferate now, gently and with blessings that they may grow strong, healthy and tall. Patiently wait on the warmth of later spring like an understanding parent, enjoying every moment of this magical time of budding potential. Allow yourself to develop and grow at this time, and be patient with yourself. Approach all you experience with a sense of wonder, and remember to appreciate every moment- life is precious and short. Now more than ever, new opportunities are manifesting all around you, ready to be embraced. Welcome once more to the spring of the soul.
health, healing, tranquility, understanding, softness, male baby, hope, astral travel, compassion/verbalization skills, joy, good fortune, inspiration, harmony in the home, patience
Throat Chakra (5th)
found in nature: sky, water, ice, flowers, some stars
astrological correspondences: Venus, Mercury, Cancer, Taurus, Gemini
stones: blue chalcedony, aquamarine, turquoise, some opals, sea opal, some sapphires,, some topaz, amazonite, blue lace agate