Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Sunny days charge us with good vibes, inject us with joy and, unless it is a day of unbearable heat, predispose us in a good way. Let’s then preserve the blue sky and hope that spring will shake our hands. 

The arrival of spring, in the month of March, indicates that the earth settled so that the sun causes longer days in the northern hemisphere. In Mexico, the spring equinox is essential to celebrate the arrival of this part of the year. However, the autumnal equinox of June 21, where the sun again aligns with the Equator, goes completely unnoticed.

Hormones, enzymes, fertility and even the production of vitamin D are related to sunlight. But charging yourself with energy is something else and has to do with our personal perception.

For now, the magazine “Ciencia UNAM” explains what happens to solar energy in the year and anywhere:

“… it has been scientifically proven that solar energy during the equinoxes is the same as that recorded on any day of the year…”

Perhaps this date is an excellent occasion to visit an archaeological site, if the visits are open this day. The ancient Mexicans considered the influence of the sun for the constructions since, the changes in the shadows and hours of the day, were taken into account for the organization of the sowing and the harvest.

The list of areas is very wide and there is no “better than the others”, but we could quickly mention Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Palenque or El Tajin as some of the most required.

Chichen Itza is the most visited site on the spring equinox, and the most widespread, in terms of its experiences. On the page of the magazine “Ciencia UNAM” a brief explanation of the effect of Quetzalcoatl, in the pyramid known as El castillo, is made:

“With the arrival of sunset, the Astro King casts his shadow and shape on the railing of one of the steps of the castle, a series of rhombuses that simulate the body of a snake whose head made of stone is at the foot of the staircase. “

The experience of observing this phenomenon live has been an attraction for years, and has also been used by those who propose a sum of energy, clean and good vibes.

In Jalisco, the archaeological zone of Guachimontones stands out, located one kilometer northeast of the town of Teuchitlán.  In this place you will find “a unique architectural form never seen before in Mesoamerican cultures”, a series of pyramids with a circular base, unique in the country. The largest is 115 meters in diameter and 10 meters high, with 13 concentric steps. An even larger “Guachimonton” is known to exist, but it has not yet been explored. There is also an interpretive center, where conferences and events are held.

In Puerto Vallarta, where the insolation is still intense in this month of March, the mound located in the Ixtapa delegation was enabled. Around it, activities were developed that included talks, dances, ceremonies and some stalls were installed. This March it will cross the equinox as it has in recent years, hidden in oblivion.

The important thing will be to take advantage of this spring time to get closer to those we love most and live together, in the best way, seeking to be positive beings with a useful function in the earth-environment scheme in which we had to live.

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