A special day is coming up for all those of us who, like our ancestors did for thousands of years, follow closely the movement of the stars above. On Monday March the 20th at 6.29 EDT the Vernal Equinox will materialize. At that time of the year the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic, which will make days and nights approximately equal.
The term Equinox derives from the fusion of two Latin words; “Aequus” means “equal” and “nox” means “night.” On the Equinox the planet Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally because the tilt of the Earth is zero relative to the Sun. In times of the Roman Empire, the astrologers considered it an auspicious moment to share with the loved ones; families made a sacrifice to the Sun God to foster peace and prosperity to all.
Being a proud Italian-American who has inherited the belief that the astral movements have an influence in our lives directly from my mother Gladys, I feel obliged to offer a little sacrifice to thank my most faithful blog readers. On March 20th a countdown sale of my novel “Madame D.C.-Book I” will start in the Kindle Store of the Amazon.com page so you can buy the book at a discounted pricing for a week, in order to read it yourself, share it with friends or give it as a present to that special person in your life.
Thank you very much for your continued support to our writing endeavours and we promise to keep striving at the laptop’s keyboard, inspired by sweet muses and battling terrible demons, all at the same time and in earnest. You are the real reason why we sit down every morning at 7 AM to start typing. As we like to say at the end of our blogs: don’t leave me alone.