The Spring Equinox is here! A potent time of fertility, renewal, and new beginnings. The Equinox is the main event this week until we move closer to the weekend with Mercury squaring Pluto, opposing Jupiter, and coming into conjunction with Uranus— highlighting the Jupiter/Pluto/Uranus T-square which is active throughout 2017.
Monday (3/20): Today is the Spring Equinox with the Sun moving into Aries at 4:23am MST.
In Western astrology, the Spring Equinox is known as the astrological New Year. It is the point in time when the Sun moves out of Pisces, the final sign in the Zodiac, and into Aries, the Zodiac’s first sign. Aries is associated with the element of Fire, denoting action, energy, initiation, and physicality. Being a sign associated with the change of seasons, Aries is also what’s know as a Cardinal sign, meaning the fiery, masculine energy of Aries is highly focused and channeled into action and new beginnings. The energy and themes associated with Aries are reflected in the energy of springtime— a period of movement, warmth, initiation, fertility, renewal and rebirth in which we are given a clean slate and all things seem possible. The Spring Equinox is associated with the eastern horizon and the rising Sun. It is the dawn of new possibilities, a perfect time for a fresh start or a new lease on life. Spring is the season when the Sun begins to shine more brightly, the ground begins to warm and the flowers begin to blossom. We become more active as we venture outside once again, and we may feel a renewed sense of energy and vigor to take on projects we’ve been contemplating throughout the dark winter months.
Tuesday (3/21): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is waning in responsible, hard-working Capricorn.
Wednesday (3/22): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is VOC in Capricorn throughout most of the day from 7:20am-8:26pm MST when it moves into innovative and eccentric Aquarius.
Thursday (3/23): Mercury in active, headstrong Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn today pitting the planet of communication and intellect against the Lord of the Underworld who rules over sex, death, and transformation. Today our thoughts may feel more dark and intense and our communications can take on a tone of urgency and increased passion. This is a potent time when secrets can be revealed and we can become obsessed with getting to the core Truth of any psychological/emotional issues that are for review at this time. Trying to coerce others into agreement with your ideas and beliefs is not a good use of this energy. If you find yourself fixated on a topic in conversation, take a step back to become more mindful of your unconscious motivations and intentions.
I hope you all have a beautiful week! I'll see you back here on Thursday for the weekend forecast. :)
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