The vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (autumn equinox for Southern Hemisphere) begins March 20, 2015 at 22:45 UTC, or 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S.

In Chinese thought, spring is associated with the color green, the sound of shouting, the wood element, the climate of wind, things sprouting, your eyes, your liver, your anger, patience and altruism – and a green dragon. Not surprisingly, spring is also associated with the direction east, the sunrise direction as Earth spins us toward the beginning of each new day.

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Chinese Green Dragon

EarthSky.org

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