With the first day of spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about how you’re going to use the occasion as a reason to clean up your life in a physical and spiritual sense. Based on your astrological sign, you may be able to determine the part of your life you should organize right now — in preparation for the beginning of next season.
The tradition has a number of probable origins. In Jewish culture, spring cleaning is potentially linked with Passover; a holiday celebrating the Jewish people’s liberation from slavery in Egypt. In Catholicism, it can be linked to Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday). And in Persian culture, cleaning is typically performed in early spring as part of Norwuz, the Persian New year celebrations.
Despite its antiquated roots, partaking in spring cleaning is still fairly commonplace in the United States. According to the American Cleaning Institute, a whopping 72 percent of adults report taking part in spring cleaning activities each year. But who says you have to limit the practice to scrubbing toilets and dusting windowsills? Organizing the inner workings of the mind is just as important as anything involving soap and sponges.