It’s the vernal equinox today–equal lengths of day and night and the beginning of the days getting longer than the nights. Maybe it’s  because of what’s been going on with me personally, or because the equinox is so linked with Easter/Passover/Ostara, or because I’ve been reading too many shaman reports, but I feel like the symbolism of rebirth and growth is extra-potent right now.

It’s kind of a stretch, but this song captures my mood: Rolling away stones, clearing out the old, asking for what you want, trusting that you”ll get it.

Stars hide your fires
These here are my desires
And I won’t give them up to you this time around
And so I’ll be found
With my stake stuck in the ground
Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul


So yeah. Happy equinox.  Here’s to increase (and more banjo solos).