Don't let the snow keep you from finding the color of spring in your cycling wardrobe. A message from yellowman below.
Spring means something different for everyone: crocus poking from the snowmelt, return of the sun, and that YMX racer-back tank you love. The days are getting longer and sensation is coming back to our cold-numbed toes, but today something special is happening. Something celestial.
Twice a year the sun perches directly above the equator to create a day that’s as perfectly long as the night: in the fall for the Autumnal Equinox, and now, for the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. These even 12-hour days accompanied by the earth’s gentle tilt toward the sun account for the mild weather we love this time of year.
The Vernal Equinox has held spiritual significance throughout the centuries. For pagans it was a festival celebrating the turn of the season, marking harvest. In Hindu astrology Aries is aligning with the head of the ram constellation—this year (year of the Ram) this alignment holds even more power! The Ancient Greeks believed this day to be the day Persephone, queen of the underworld, returned among the living.
Spiritual beliefs aside, the Vernal Equinox is the junction of a season. It is an awakening for our bodies, and the earth—a time to shed what we’ve stockpiled in our winter hibernation and start fresh. In simpler words: Spring Cleaning. With all the space from gutting your closet and cleansing your home, it’s a great time to obtain necessity items: the basics and statement pieces that fill our souls. Be encouraged to get out and run through the wilderness.
Happy Vernal Equinox, family! Get outside and feel the sun on your face!