Spring Equinox 2014 is Brought to You by 3 Jaguar
March 20 is the first day of Spring in 2014, when the Sun crosses over the equator and moves north, at least as view from Earth. The equinoxes were observed and celebrated by the Maya and other ancient Mesoamericans.
At Uaxactun, near Tikal in Guatemala’s Peten peninsula, the equinoxes and solstices can be observed from a temple facing three structures. When the Sun rose atop one of those at either end, this marked Summer or Winter Solstice. When the Sun climbed into the morning sky over the middle structure, it marked the Spring or Fall Equinox.
One of the major events calendar events of the Maya today as well as in the past is the celebration at Chichen Itza in Mexico. On this day, the shadow of Quetzalcoatl, or Plumed Serpent, glides down the main pyramid and heads for the sacred cenote. On Fall Equinox, the snake’s shadow ascends the pyramid.
3 Jaguar’s Effect on this Spring
The Mayan day sign ruling this year’s Spring Equinox, 3 Jaguar, will have an influence on the energy throughout the next three months, until Summer Solstice. Jaguar, or Ix in Maya, is a feminine sign that means inner strength and getting close to nature, especially in the mountains. Take time out for hiking or exploring the outdoors through mid-June. Jaguar is also an intensely spiritual sign, so this will be a propitious time for meditation, reflection and spiritual advancement.