18/03/2016

March Equinox

On Sunday March 20, 2016, the day and night will be of almost equal duration at most time zones in the world. The March Equinox is known as the Vernal or Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemispshere.

An equinox occurs twice a year, around 20 March and 22 September.
The word itself has several related definitions. The oldest meaning is the day when daytime and night are of approximately equal duration



The word equinox comes from this definition, derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night) - meaning “equal night” 
(12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time). All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. The Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west.


An equinox occurs when the plane of Earth's Equator passes the center of the Sun. At that instant, the tilt of Earth's axis neither inclines away from nor towards the Sun.





The equinox will happen at the same time as a solar eclipse in 2053 and 2072, though it doesn’t always appear as close together as that.

The spring equinox (also known as the vernal equinox) is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before the days finally start to get longer after the dominance of darkness during winter, and life springs forth from death. Its deeper spiritual significance reveals the mysteries of spiritual resurrection.
"Earth-lighting-equinox EN". Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

Many cultures around the world hold feasts and celebrate festivals and holidays to mark the March Equinox - marks a time of transition and new beginnings.

In Christianity, the spring equinox is the time of the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Likewise in ancient Egypt, it is the time of the resurrection of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris; and the resurrection of the Mayan Maize God Hun Hunahpu. The Great Sphinx of Giza, in Egypt, symbol of resurrection, gazes precisely at the rising of the spring equinox sun.
The temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia aligns to the spring equinox, and depicts the scene of the “churning of the milky ocean”—the struggle between the forces of light and darkness. At the temple of the feathered serpent in Mexico at Chichen Itza, the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl ascends the nine terraces of the pyramid on the spring equinox.

In Japan, people remember their Ancestors - Higan (Higan-e or Ohigan), is a week of Buddhist services in Japan during the March and September Equinox. "Higan" means the “other shore” and refers to dead spirits who reach Nirvana after crossing the river of existence. It celebrates the spiritual move from the world of suffering to the world of enlightenment.

An ancient Chinese tradition calls for balancing eggs, a symbol of fertility, on the day of the March Equinox for good luck and prosperity. 
This ancient custom has given rise to a modern myth. Every year during the March Equinox people claim that it is the only day of the year when an egg can be perfectly balanced on its end. A version of the claim suggests that eggs can only be balanced on their end at the exact time of the Equinox.

Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world. It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other.

The spring equinox stands upon the point of balance, upon which everything pivots in its motion, in the universe, in the cycles of the seasons, and within ourselves. On one side of the equinox is the dark half of the year, and on the other the light half, representing the struggle between the forces of darkness (death and decay) and light (birth and life). It is this antithesis that gives motion to all cycles in the universe, and which is likewise found in the spiritual work to awaken. This is why Jesus, Osiris, Quetzalcoatl, etc., faced their greatest confrontation with darkness to attain the light at the spring equinox.

The equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.
The spring equinox signals the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere. Worms begin to emerge from the earth, ladybugs land on screen doors, green buds appear, birds chirp, and flowers begin to bloom. 






Source: Wikipédia, Wikimedia Commons, www.timeanddate.com, www.belsebuub.com

17/03/2016

Saint Patrick


Saint Patrick's Day is observed on 17 March, which is said to be the date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both asolemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself.


St. Patrick’s Day honors the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, who lived from about 387 AD to 461 AD.

Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary andbishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is also venerated in the Anglican Communion, the Old Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-apostles and the Enlightener of Ireland.


He was born in Roman Britain. According to the Confessio of Patrick, when he was about 16, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain, and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. He had a vision:

"I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: ‘The Voice of the Irish.’ As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea-and they cried out, as with one voice: ‘We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us."

After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland in 433. His time in Ireland has led to many legends. He was able to convert thousands to Christianity and began to build churches around the country.
In later life, he served as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.

The shamrock is associated with St. Patrick’s Day because he used it to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
After living and preaching in Ireland for 40 years, he died in 461.

Source: Wikipédia, web photos

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12/03/2016

Protection Prayer



Prayer for Protection
Archangel Michael to my front,
Archangel Michael to my back,
Archangel Michael to my left,
Archangel Michael to my right,
Archangel Michael above,
Archangel Michael below,
and
Archangel Michael in my center.


Oração para Proteção
Arcanjo Michael à minha frente,
Arcanjo Michael a trás,
Arcanjo Michael à minha esquerda,
Arcanjo Michael à minha direita,
Arcanjo Michael em cima,
Arcanjo Michael em baixo,
e
Arcanjo Miguel no meu centro.


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06/03/2016

New Moon Abundance Check #March / Cheque da Abundância da Lua Nova #Março


The New Moon it’s a chance to discern our deepest, truest, desires and then manifest them naturally.

Abundance checks are a tool we can use to create more abundance in our lives.
Abundance comes in many forms and is so much more than money.

Be GRATEFUL for all that comes into your life!!!

Be open and ALLOW!!!

This is a fantastic exercise to make a habit




(Or feel free to print this article and use the check image)

Writing your Monthly Abundance Checks and don't forget to expressing 
Gratitude for the abundance in your life.


Share with your friends and family and spread the ABUNDANCE!!!



A Lua Nova é uma chance para discernir os nossos mais profundos, mais verdadeiros desejos e, em seguida, manifesta-los naturalmente.

Os cheques da abundância são uma ferramenta que podemos usar para criar mais abundância em nossas vidas.
Abundância vem em muitas formas e é muito mais do que dinheiro.

Seja grato por tudo o que vem para a sua vida !!!
Ser aberto e permita !!!

Este é um exercício fantástico torne-o um hábito

(Ou fique à vontade para imprimir este artigo e usar a imagem do Cheque)

Preencha o seu Cheque da Abundância mensal e não se esqueça de expressar Gratidão pela abundância em sua vida.


Compartilhe com os seus amigos e família e espalhe a ABUNDÂNCIA!!!