Symbolic Meaning of Seasons
Seasons are vital to the transition and evolution of our planet - sure - but I believe seasons also serve the purpose of the evolution of human consciousness too.
We can observe the procession of the seasons as deeply symbolic. Why? Because doing so, adjusts perspective and allows our transitional awareness to cook up new connections between daily experience and cosmic existence.
Observing the symbolic meaning of seasons prompts dynamic shifts. In short, tapping into seasonal symbolism broadens our horizons.
Viewing our cycles of life through symbolic eyes transforms a myopic view into a pervasive, universal spectrum of sight.
Another transitional season, spring is a time of phenomenal renewal. The earth reawakens from her slumber, and explodes with new life. In our own lives, Spring can be symbolic of starting new projects, sewing new seeds and coming forth with new ideas. This is also a time to contemplate health and physical well-being too. Be refreshed and prepare for your soulful debut!
In a word - 'PARTY!' And our host is the sun whose presence is fierce and utterly forthright on the scene. Days are longer and the rays of the sun dissolve all shadows in our lives. No hiding, no secrets, no darkness. Summer is a time of light, joviality, expression and wholehearted action. To be sure, this season is symbolic of the vitality inherent within every heart.
It's a season of transition, it embodies a culmination - it's Nature's 'last hoorah!' before retiring into winter's slumbering mood. This is a hustle-bustle-boogie down month as preparations are made. Autumn is symbolic of the activity inspired by the fire-glo radiance of the changing foliage we see this time of year. This is a time of taking stock of all the bounty and provision we've been afforded. A time for itemizing our blessings and recounting our joys.
It's a season governed by the recluse, the hermit. Activity gives way to dormancy. Life is still, indwelling and silent. This is a time of introversion, contemplation and going within. Symbolic winter invites us to quiet the mind, still the soul, and crystallize our inner workings. This is a time to ice skate through winter whites as a means of gaining purity and clarification.
Take your journey hand-in-hand with Nature by knowing the (general) dates of the equinox and solstices. In this way, you can work inwardly while Nature expresses her grand show of transition outwardly. Keep in mind, these dates I'm listing are for the northern hemisphere of the globe. Please also bear in mind the actual dates shift around a little due to leap years, etc.
I hope these thoughts on symbolic meaning seasons inspire you to take a look at the transitions in nature and apply these cycles to your own life. Doing this will synchronize your soul with the grander rhythms of the earth. In turn, you will experience a magnificent co-existence and reap spectacular evolution in soul-growth.
Please be sure to check out the links below for more symbolic topics about seasons, and other notable portents of the calendar.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!