Spring Equinox 2013

Happy Spring Equinox 2013  March 20, 2013 is the point where day and night are equal in length; equating to balance in relation to our life. The Sun is poised just before daylight begins to dominate.  Spring Equinox is called the “Indicator of the Reborn Sun”, so marks the beginning of the year for the Sun’s exhalation and uprising.  It’s helpful to have built our reserves over Winter as the energy during this period is very dynamic and especially this year. 

Spring Equinox 2013Exhaltation of your Sun  In ancient Egyptian astronomy the constellation of Aries is associated with the beginning of Spring and the god Amon-Ra – a man with a ram’s head representing fertility and creativity; empowering us to review and renew every part and aspect of our life.  Acquiring the title “Lord of the Head”, it is fitting that this is a time to have clear thought and perspective as pursuing courageous activities are most favourable in this period. 
Spring buds burst bringing Winter’s latent energy to the surface.  Liken this to our mental, physical or financial issues that were buried, hidden or ignored being brought to the surface.  Suppressing them can lead to bodily or emotional maladies.  But with courage of Spirit we can accept and transform this inexorable force into innovative, creative, even revolutionary solutions and be rewarded with spiritual lessons and gains.  These changes will then be deep and long lasting.

As with the Sun, we have entered the period of the year where the light of our individual consciousness strives to establish its identity; to discover what truly nourishes you. 

Thought Leads to Growth Human Beings function like magnets attracting things to us based on our predominant attitude or vibrational frequency, whether it be kindness and honesty or greed and anger.  We will experience these consequences in our bodies through illness or health and thus project this into our natural world affecting its vibratory balance. 

E-motion in etymological terms = no-motion; equating to hampered growth.  When you sense these blocked emotions surfacing, it’s worth shedding the light of your awareness on them and realising these involuntary emotions are a layer on top of your real situation which could be hindering your personal progress.  It sounds simple, but it is a challenge to release this conditioning where our original patterns can smoke screen us with displays of unfavourable behaviour.  To nourish growth, therefore, awareness of these emotional noises of distraction allows clarity to shine through.  By also removing our weighted ‘opinions’ of others allows us to accept their true nature and in turn our own.

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments illustrate in this You Tube clip that:



  1. Practice gratitude and generosity. This will open the way for more of what you are thankful for to come to you.
  2. Raise your magnetic resonance through physical methods – get plenty of sunshine, clean water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and feel the beneficial effects of negative ions (positive energy) from moving water, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, or even rain that cleanses the earth to bring clarity.
  3. Focus on what is important and let go of the rest.
  4. Anything that comes into your life is supposed to happen and you can handle.  Yes, significant changes lie ahead, but trust in your ‘true’ nature. 
  5. Discover what truly nourishes you.

Tangy Spring Salad (similar to Tabouleh)

IngredientsTangy Spring Salad

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest (believe me this make all the difference!)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Coarse sea salt & ground pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup cubed carrots & fresh beetroot
  • Spinach leaves/1 head lettuce – torn
  • Sprinkle of finely chopped onions/spring onions
  • 1 handful of sprouted mung beans – for the crunch ( I can let you know how to make this yourself really easily)
  • Sprinkle of parsley, watercress/rocket/dandelion leaves (you can pick them yourself)
  • Sprinkle of toasted nuts or and seeds (e.g. pine nuts, sesame seeds pistachios)


  1. Make vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest, juice, vinegar and honey; season with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate up to 3 days.)
  2. Cook quinoa as directed
  3. When ready to serve salad, place remainder of ingredients in a large bowl and toss in vinaigrette.  Serve immediately on bed of quinoa.

A Fine Balance Spring really is my one of my favourite seasons as the day and night comes back into equilibrium and for me personally, life is really about fine tuning my balance.  I aim to transfer this into my Shiatsu so that I support your individual path to achieve this for yourself.  I look forward to seeing you.

Warmth and Majic

 Karen Durham DS MRSS Practitioner T: 07986 088 900 E: karen@afinebalance.co.uk W: www.afinebalance.co.uk

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