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Spiritual Meaning of the Equinox

March Equinox and its spiritual meaning Girl and Her Moon

The word equinox is derived from Latin meaning “equal night,” referring to the roughly 12-hour day and 12-hour night that occurs only on the two equinox days of each year.

This day represents the balance of light and dark, day and night, outward and inward, and marks a coming together point in the Earths cycles before she shifts directions.

The Earth has been moving in one direction for 6 months. As we meet the March Equinox, the cold meets warm, dark meets light, inward meets outward and shedding meets renewal. This meeting allows the Earth, and each of us, to shift and begin moving in the opposite direction – depending on where you are in the world, this new direction could be one of light, warmth, and outward expression, or one of quiet, introspection, and shedding into colder months.

This shift in our surroundings is an invitation to lean into the shift that is occurring within each of us, too. We may feel this shift growing we move closer to this date, and will feel it for a short while after, but on the day, on the day of equal day and night, we honour and bring together our day and night, light and dark, inward and outward, together in balance.

We meet all of ourselves, honour all of ourselves, and with that, allow the shift that is waiting to take place within us.

Spring/Vernal Equinox

For the Northern Hemisphere the March Equinox represents the opening into Spring, and its natural evolution into Summer.

These are reversed for the September Equinox.

When we think of Spring, we think of seeds sprouting, leaves blossoming, new life. We see the Sun in its outward, bright, and big expression. There seems to be more energy, more time, and more light to feed and nourish our bodies.

We are the same. We are invited into new life (new beginnings). We are invited into outward expression and action. We are invited into turning our lights and the centre of who we are up, allowing ourselves to become brighter and bolder, just like the Sun.

This is where we get to experience and express the 6 months of introspection and inward discovery. This is where we are reborn after so courageously letting go.

A beautiful invitation sits within this shift – to bloom naturally from who you are guided to be and become in each now moment, not from who you were before you entered into Fall/Autumn. You are a different person now. Let yourself explore this new you in this new cycle.

The Equinox marks a day of high potential. Where we are reminded of just how much is available to us, even if we can’t see it in our reality just yet. We are reminded to reach wider in our lives, to dream bigger. That we can create what we desire, that it can get that good. That we are in a constant cycle, that darkness doesn’t last, and new opportunities are always on the horizon.

Autumn Equinox

For the Southern Hemisphere the March Equinox represents the cycle into Autumn or Fall, and its natural evolution into Winter. (September Equinox is Fall for the Northern Hemisphere)

This is our shedding. Our letting go. Just as we witness Mother Earth so courageously let go of all she has become over the last 6 months, we are being asked to trust just as deep, have faith just as wide, that when we let go, we do so that we may be reborn once again when the time is right, as a new person.

The quote ‘You cannot re-create yourself until you uncreate yourself’ holds strength here. We let go because we know that we cannot add to what is already full. We empty our hands knowing that it is only then we may receive. We empty our minds and become the students, the explorers, the pathfinder who knows each moment of Life is its greatest teacher.

We let go in a full surrender that we are held, and just like the Earth, will bloom again.

Instead of an outward expression, we are guided inward.  Reminded that there is incredible wisdom within each of us.  Reminded that within silence is magic, magic that can be overlooked when we are in a mode of outward expression and doing. This is the season to listen.

This is a time to create the space for your body to be nurtured. To go at a pace that nourishes your body and your mind. This is a time to connect and listen inward above all else.


Astrological New Year/Aries Season

While we meet this shift in the Earths cycle, we also meet the Astrological New Year as the Sun moves into Aries. This speaks to a powerful new beginning. A new cycle on the astrological wheel.

This is a beautiful opportunity to look forward at the potentials for the next 12 months. To sink into where you are being guided and what direction feels good, right, and true for you.

Whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, moving into the colder or warmer months, this is equally an opportunity to witness what is falling away and what is blooming within you.


Equinox Ritual

Earth Medicine Embodiment Workshop

Have you found your dreams shifting recently?

Maybe you’re feeling new desires swirling in your body, or your feet called onto new paths?

Just as the moon pulls the tides, the stars and seasons pull us into new futures too.

Our dreams are a part of the Earth’s destiny.

The Earth is the secret-keeper of your soul work and your body is the vessel that carries those dreams into the world.

Are you ready for the Earth to show you its vision for you?

Come join this special Earth Medicine Embodiment workshop with Melissa Sandon, founder of the Soul Medicine Academy.

Available for all members of our Flow with the Moon Membership.


You’ll be guided in this special Embodied Alchemy session to:

  • Follow your 5 body ways in a deep and sensual embodiment experience to create spaciousness, release tension and earth your soul in your body
  • Feel the intuitive guidance of your soul
  • Connect to the abundance and life-force of the Earth
  • Map a new vision for your soul work and align to the Earth’s dreams for you
  • Find your unique flow and experience a liberation of your creative potential


This day is the changing of the seasons. 

Where the Earth calls you into new dreams. 

Where your passion is awoken by the Earth.

Your destiny is fulfilled by working in collaboration and aligning your soul work to lighting up humanity. 

The Earth wants to supply you for these dreams.


In this workshop, you’ll be connected to the abundance fields that are constantly available to fuel your wildest potential. 

To access this workshop, join our Flow with the Moon Membership here. You will also receive over $10,000 in bonus spiritual practices, readings, healings, activations and workshops.


Earth Medicine Embodiment Workshop Girl and Her Moon Equinox Ritual

Jordane x

Jordane Maree

Jordane Maree is Girl and Her Moon’s founder.

A devotee to the mystery and wonder of life, Jordane is a life-long learner and explorer, allowing each moment to be her greatest teacher.

From astrology, psychology, symbolism and energy work, to ancient teachings and poetry, she is here to sink into all that the divine human experience encompasses and connect with magical humans (you) along the way. Connect with Jordane in our Flow with the Moon Membership and Podcast.

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