My mom is known for attributing all things wonky to a planetary shift. “It must be a full moon,” she’ll say at the first sign of a headache or tantrum-throwing toddler who simply cannot be pacified. Of course, she’s not totally off the mark. In fact, a full moon can cause a shift in human behavior and even send a pregnant woman into labor. But what about the first day of spring, better known as the vernal or spring equinox? If you’re curious how the first day of spring will affect your pregnancy, then it turns out experts — and science — have answers.
“The spring equinox is when the hours of light and dark are equal. It is also the start of the astrological year,” Taanaz Chubb, author of My Pocket Mantras and founder of Forever Conscious, tells Romper in an email interview. “This all brings a distinct energy shift and the start of a new cycle.”
Chubb explains that during the weeks leading up to the first day of spring, many people begin to feel the energy that comes with a new cycle. “On an emotional level, this may cause us to bring up old wounds from the past so they can be cleared once and for all,” she says. “We may also start thinking about what’s next or how we can move our lives in the direction that we desire.”
Of course, if you are pregnant, then you probably already have a clue or two about where your future is headed. But Chubb says Mother Nature gives us clues here on how we should be expending…
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