Today marks the Spring Equinox, and the ancient herb epazote comes to light.
My encounter with epazote was on the Mayan trail from Mexico to Central America. While in Mexico, I witnessed the equinox at the pyramid dedicated to Kukulcán. That late afternoon, as I savored a much-needed protein packed “mole de epazote” a rich stew made from goat meat; I observed the sun creating the illusion of a snake creeping slowly down the northern staircase. Symbolically, the feathered serpent joins the heavens, earth, and the underworld, day and night.