The arrival of Springtime brings radiant rays of hope. One can breathe fresh air and be outdoors mingling with Nature as the weather shifts and becomes warmer. Here in the Northern Hemipshere, on March 20th, 2017, it is the Vernal Equinox and the Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. There is a quality of “fiery impulse” and a restlessness that is noticeable for many people now. It is a time of celebration as the yang Consciousness is active as well as more daylight is experienced.
The Equinox, no matter where you live in the world, is considered to be a power point or gateway by the Ancients. And in astrology the equinox is one gateway into the realm of the first of four Cardinal signs; Aries. Think about the qualities of Aries; initiating, dynamic, singular focus, passionate, courageous, confident, brave, and the archetype of the Inner Warrior.
The Sun in Aries heralds a time where one may choose to be brave and be a trailblazer rather than wait for a path to appear. With great curiosity and an open heart, one can move into uncharted territories. The Equinox being a power point is a wonderful time to meditate and gather life-force by connecting with all that is life-enhancing and alive.
Currently, there are four planets transiting through fire signs (Venus retrograde, Mercury, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius) in addition to the Sun which is a luminary. Talk about the need for movement, restlessness or hyperness. It is all there. The fiery impulse to take bold action, even small steps which will lead towards greater leaps down the road. The fire element is helpful to channel into cleaning, organizing, movement, exercise, being confident, exploration and so forth. The emphasis on the fire element now is handy to break-free of long-standing unhealthy patterns of codependency, fear, chronic pain and or addiction.
Use the energy of the Vernal Equinox and the Sun in Aries towards taking decisive action where you have been dragging your feet. With Venus retrograde in Aries, you may find old relationship issues surfacing or fears that you are battling with arising.
Springtime is an emergence from the hibernation phase. It is taking wisdom and knowledge and putting it into action. Yet, with the impulsive quality of Aries, be a bit cautious and use inner guidance to help offer insight before making rash decisions.
So much fiery energy there may not be enough grounding. It is possible to feel more agitated, short fused, inflammation (literally or metaphorically), annoyed with so much fire energy. Be sure to work out, exercise or talk a walk which will help you feel more grounded instead of a loose crackling wire.
The Equinox gateway opens the pathway towards experiencing the continuation of Venus retrograde and the preparation towards the next Mercury Retrograde Taurus/Aries (in April 2017). Also, transiting Jupiter-Rx makes a second ‘Square’ to Pluto in Capricorn which emphasis or magnifies issues around trust, codependency, addiction as well as extreme tension due to off-balance in relationships of all kinds. Where do you feel powerless and limited? Find a way to transform any limiting beliefs or ideas for greater empowerment. Which relationships are based in mutual respect and equal giving/receiving?
This week may have some intense energies which are activated during communication. Key is slowing down to listen and take in all the facts, speak with integrity and use the dynamic energy to help to let go of fear-based perception or mental attitudes.
Happy Equinox, Flowers and Sunshine!