It may or may not feel like it where you live, but the warmer months are rapidly approaching. Next Monday, March 20, is the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring. This isn't just a reminder to haul your lighter jackets out of storage — it's also a call to observe the massive shift nature is about to undergo.
In the past, people would celebrate by holding feasts and giving thanks for having survived another winter. Of course, this raises the question: How can we honor this time of year nowadays, considering most of us have access to central heat and little to no knowledge of feast-planning?
Hanekamp calls spring an in-between time of year. "We don’t have a ton of flowers out yet, we’re not in full abundance mode, but we’re getting there," she says. "It’s a time to plant seeds, set intentions, and bless your new projects."