Saturday, March 20th at 2:37 AM PDT (daylight savings time begins March 14) is the first moment of Spring! Oh boy, am I ready for this season to begin!! Every year when the Sun is stationed at 0 degrees Aries, is the astronomical first day of Spring. That is for the Northern Hemisphere; and for the Southern Hemisphere, it is their first day of Autumn.
Equinox is from Latin, meaning “equal night”. It is equal day/night and happens twice a year. For centuries people have celebrated this day as it brings hope for more light, more warmth and longer days. It signals when to plant our seeds according to where we live. It heralds the dream in action, created over these last weeks while the Sun is in Pisces.
Aries is a fire sign, as such ignites our individual concerns and actions. Being ruled by Mars, the planet that represents how we put our dreams into action, we are self d riven like the child in a new world. The energy is very basic and primal, willing to cry out when no one’s listening. This Fire Sign begins things, and animates life from flora to fauna. We can derive much inspiration now for our personal objectives and have the energy to follow through.
This childlike energy is best expressed creatively, as in planting a garden, refurbishing your surroundings, creating things with your hands, using color and form to bring your ideas to life. Take a walk and look around you for materials to create with, like finding a special rock. Everything can look magical through a childs’ eyes, so allow yourself to be that child for your happiest existence.
Written by: Judy Crescenzo