Nature Retreats Inward to Plan
Winter Equinox is Wednesday, 21. December at 21:48 2022 GMT
(December 21st, 22:48 European Time)
Photo by Pamela Williamson
This is for anyone who cares about nature's role in our lives and on our planet. Gardeners, soil-less gardeners and non-gardeners will all benefit from acknowledging this change of season, the start of a new cycle. The planet will benefit too.
This excerpt, from The Perelandra Garden Workbook by Machaelle Wright, explains the importance of the solstice and equinox times and why we should all take a moment to recognise and participate in the start of the new season and celebrate with nature in those special moments.
– The Solstice and Equinox Cycle (5 mb PDF)
As Machaelle explains:
The release of life vitality that triggers each stage of the equinox/solstice cycle happens with or without human awareness or attention. It’s part of earth’s natural rhythms. But we co-creative gardeners can choose to actively participate with nature at these special times. Nature once said to me that nature is powerful beyond belief and humans are powerful beyond belief. But when nature and humans act together, that combined power is intensified a hundredfold. . . . This is another one of those times where a small gesture on our part can do a lot for the moment.
2022 Autumnal Equinox
Starting anew Nature's New Year:
September 23, 02:03 British Summer Time
September 23, 03:03 European Summer Time
September 23, 01:03 UT* / GMT
2022 Winter Solstice
The devic-level plans:
Wednesday, December 21, 21:48 UT* / GMT
Wednesday, December 21, 22:48 European Winter Time
2023 Vernal (Spring) Equinox
A shift from planning to action...
Bringing the new into form:
Monday, March 20, 21:24 UT* / GMT
Monday, March 20, 22:24 European Winter Time
2023 Summer Solstice
Celebrating the coming together of all levels:
Wednesday, June 21, 15:58 BST*
Wednesday, June 21, 16:58 European Summer Time
Wednesday, June 21, 14:58 UT**
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* BST = British Summer Time
** UT = Universal Time = Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)