{Spring Equinox}

This is the final post in a four-part series taking a peek at the changing seasons through an astrological lens, written by our guest poster, Terri Jensen.  Thank you to Terri for her contribution to Girls of a Feather – hopefully, this is not the last we will hear from Terri!   

 

“It is so pleasant to explore Nature and oneself at the same time, doing violence neither to her nor to one’s own spirit, but bringing both into balance in gentle, mutual interaction.”     ~ Goethe

Symbolic of the never-ending turning of the seasonal wheel, we end at the beginning. Spring Equinox, which occurred at 10:31 p.m. MDT on March 19, 2016, marks the first day of spring and also the first day of the zodiacal year. Equinoxes represent the two points in each year when day and night are equal, the halfway mark between winter and summer. Astrologically, the Spring Equinox marks the Sun’s entry into the cardinal fire sign of Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, ruled by red-hot Mars. Aries is the sign of the Ram, charging forward, full of energy, vitality, action and courage.

Pay attention and you’ll find bold Aries leading the headlong rush into Spring. With the growing light we feel an upwelling of spirit and a sense of freedom. We’re motivated by a strong desire to start fresh, to take action. Intentions set at the Winter Solstice start to gain traction. Our pioneering impulses are strong and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. Now is a great time to begin short-term projects. Is there something new and different you’ve been longing to try? Go for it! Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity: Play in the last of the winter snow, hop on your bicycle, hit the trail, hit a baseball, climb a tree, fly a kite…

Learning about astrology’s ancient symbolism can help us understand the waxing and waning solar energies that occur throughout the year, feel the rhythms of each season more personally, and connect with the wonders of the natural world around us. Wishing you a Happy {Astrological} New Year and a very merry Spring!

~tkj

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”      ~ Gustav Mahler

 

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