My grandmother Lilly Kelly used to say “March is many weathers”. But more then lambs and lions March is rich with festivals & holy days and it marks the end of Winter.
In modern Ireland and the United States, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, not in ways that the man himself might have imagined, but a festive day nonetheless.
Our Welsh cousins celebrate the Feast of Rhiannon on March 4th, she is a Horse Goddess, and as this is the Chinese Year of the Horse, her gifts of “being able to move between the worlds” makes it a wonderful time to visualize a dream for yourself of ‘moving into a new realm’ of your own. People who visualize themselves in the settings they wish to move towards are more likely to attain their dreams. So get on your Horse ride forth!
March 18th brings the Festival of Sheila-na-Gig. She is a mysterious Goddess of thresholds, seen on old Irish churches and castles. It is said she can open portals, as in how we open our third eye in meditation. She also helps us feel the mystery of Water, which is still the least understood everyday miracle we are blessed with.
A personal favorite of mine is the festival of Spring Equinox.
Equal day and night, the symbology of the balance of female and male energies, this re-awakening of Earth supports the season of love, the birds and bees and you and me. Buzzing and humming life back from the frozen ground of Winter, this year will surely have us all tap dancing, which is how our ancestors “woke up” the earth on this happy day.
Wishing you Spring Blessings of Abundance!