Spring Equinox has officially arrived. Of course, this arrival is due to the travels of our own planet in its eternal orbit around the Sun. Right on time as ever, we arrive at that place when the hours of day and night are equal. What makes this entire event and process of reality so interesting is that our collective perceptual experience knows nothing of this cyclic event with our planet travelling an average of 30 km/second or 67,000 km/hour! Compare this to an average bullet which travels about 854 meters/second or 3070meters/hour, which amounts to our planet travelling 21,824 times faster than a fired bullet. How truly feeble we are compared to the powers of nature.
The Sun enters Aries on March 20, followed by Venus on the 22nd. Combined with Mars in Gemini and other factors, we can expect angry, temper outbursts, and aggression on the social and political scene as politicians make decisions that fly in the face of readily available facts. Although nature is ever in charge, the maneuverings of power for supremacy are ever on the march.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)
Sun and Venus entering Aries now will ignite your passions. These events will lead you to the next level of industry. Mars in Gemini suggests that you have already begun to attend to things on a variety of fronts. Expressions of or foundations to reveal beauty will prove especially attractive. In the bigger picture, a push for freedom and democracy will become evident.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
A busy cycle begins with emphasis on activities inside and out. The inside job could refer to getting in the dark corners, a la spring cleaning, but it can also include more emotional and psychological themes of focus. The Sun in Aries in your solar 12th house, the domain of the subconscious mind presents an opportunity to plant powerful seeds of belief, intention and desire.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Mars in your sign will get a big extra boost as the Sun and Venus enters Aries, then again when Mercury follows suit on April 4. Altogether, these will spark a revolutionary impulse within you. You may even be surprised yourself with circumstances and perhaps new Intel prompting you to take a 180-degree turn. However, the greater measure of this may be delayed until Mercury enters Aries.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Aries time is traditionally an extra strong go-ahead cycle for you, especially in terms of your public life and career. However, Mars in Gemini might steer you away from the crowd this year. Still, you may be interested in new tools and techniques even if implementing them comes later. With Mercury slowly strolling through Pisces, you may crave peace and quiet more than usual.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23)
The Sun in Aries forms a natural, creatively inspirational trine to your sign. This will synchronize with a boost of confidence to increase your outreach and scope of influence. Naturally, this will increase your popularity somehow. Whether this manifests as fame or infamy depends on the quality of your participation. Positively, you have entered an expansive and exciting cycle!
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22)
Last week’s New Moon is activating new relationship involvements. By now, these are entering a decisive phase. Mars in Gemini indicates that you could be accessing new knowledge via a special training series or you may even be one giving it. Balancing creative aspiration with factual and usable knowledge is featured. Either way, exercise your beginner’s mind and your willingness to learn.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The Sun in Aries activates your relationship life. Other factors indicate that it will trigger themes of freedom. Freedom from whom or what is for you to decide but you will feel it. Freedom for ill health or toxic lifestyle habits is quite possible. Even wheat and refined sugar in your diet may be deemed toxic. This impulse toward new or reactivated relationship involvement will increase.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The recent New Moon sowed a seed of creative possibility. The Sun entering Aries adds to this now germinating event with an increase of will and resolve. Yet, you may have to give more than you would like. This is one of those moments when you may feel challenged to discern between what constitutes the higher and the lower road. Feel the fear to work with the changes rolling in.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Epic times call for epic choices and actions. The Sun in Aries brings a sporting attitude to the fore and Mars in Gemini represents the challenge. It includes seeing through fogs of confusion and possibly of apathy, escapism, denial and perhaps misguided knowledge. This is a call to engage in creative and critical thinking which includes opening your mind to multiple sources of information.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Circumstances are leading you to make extra efforts. Directing your energy towards beautifying your home may prove especially inspiring. Thanks to waves of imaginative thinking that continue to roll in, you may be able to see things from entirely new perspectives. Your sights remain set on the future and you know you have to commit and this includes paying your dues. Do you know what they are?
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
The Aries impulse is activating your drive for more knowledge. Interests in speculation, investments and gambling are spiking on the graph currently. At worst, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the many changes unfolding in the world, in part due to their magnitude and velocity. Especially due to the Pisces influence, make efforts to meditate and avoid indulging in overactive imagination.
Pisces (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
The New Moon in your sign is sure to have an activating effect. Expect it to synchronize with new initiatives and perhaps on a variety of fronts. Financial themes may prove especially strong for the next several weeks so give them their due. Mars in Gemini is leading you to dig deep into your treasure trove of talents and lay full claim to them. Mercury in Pisces will actually help.