Unfortunately this post is a bit different to my other Astrological post of late, as we’ve had some internet issues locally and I’ve been off the grid for most of the week so please bear with me!
What is the March Equinox?
The March Equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the equator line heading north - for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, this signals the start of Spring and for everyone in the Southern Hemisphere, this marks the start of Autumn
After the Equinox, the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt towards the Sun which results in increased daylight hours and warmer temperatures. For everyone in the Southern Hemisphere, the opposite begins to happen, bringing with it shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures
The March Equinox brings with it the first day of Spring, which falls on either 19th 20th or 21st of March every year - this year it falls on 20th March!
Along with it being the first day of Spring, it’s also the Pagan holiday Ostara - famous for celebrating re-birth, fertility and harmony - please check out the lovely Spells8 ritual linked above, for ideas on how to celebrate.
Lastly, it’s the first day of the Astrological new year! On 20th March, the Sun enters Aries the first sign of the zodiac, meaning that we are starting a whole new zodiac cycle! I don’t know about you, but I can feel a change brewing. I can feel new energy vibrations heading this way and I’m genuinely buzzing with excitement for what’s to come this year! Seriously, go outside bare foot, stand on the grass… Wait… and then come back and try and tell me you cant feel it! I dare you
When the Sun moves into fiery Aries, the Zodiacal year begins. We feel invigorated! We are new again. We are impulsive, full of energy and inspiration! Over the next four weeks, we’ll be ready to conquer anything! We have drive in this season, and we really need to harness this energy and make the most of it now in order to carry us through the rest of the year.
At this point I would usually do a deeper dive into what this all means for us and what we can do to harness this incredible Aries energy. Sadly, I’ve got about 10 minutes of my break left and, as my time is limited, I would instead invite you all to check out this article on Astrology Answers, which contains LOADS of details on how to channel this awesome energy; lots of tips on what to do this season and even a link to Aries loving Crystals for you to peruse
I’ll be back online next week - hopefully Monday! - until then, have a lovely weekend and a GREAT SPRING EQUINOX!! Cant wait to hear how you all celebrate!