Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | March 27, 2008

Sowing or Harvesting

Even though the Equinox has passed, still its influence lingers…

I wrote this for the Order’s seasonal e-newsletter that went out today:

The Equinox is a time of Promise and Fulfilment: promise in the Spring when we sow seeds and look foward to their ripening, fulfilment in the Autumn when we harvest the growth from those seeds. One of the central ideas in Druidry is that human processes – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – are natural and work in the same way as the rest of Nature. So now at the Equinox we can either sow seeds of new ideas and inspirations if we are in the northern hemisphere, or we can harvest them if we are in the southern. So here – for harvesting or planting are some seed-thoughts – to amuse as well as inspire!

‘If the Gods are watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.’ Anon

‘Seek the Truth, and run from those who have found it!’ Anon

‘The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.’
Margaret Atwood

Equinox blessings,

Philip /|\


  1. There are definite signs of rebirth in this manor, squire.

  2. Hi Philip – is it okay if I add you to my blogroll? Just started blogging and its a fantastic bardic outlet – I needed it – my creativity is now as verdant as my new seedlings (incidentally, I sowed the last batch on the recent full moon – just after Alban Eiler I think – so will be interesting to see the results.) Nat /I\

  3. Yes by all means. Glad all is blossoming 🙂 !

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