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Aries Equinox 2012

 

Happy Aries Equinox, everyone! As the sun makes it’s way into the sign of Aries, we welcome Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, as my friends in the Southern Hemisphere welcome Autumn. Day and Night are in Balance.

The Sun is now in a fire sign, while the Moon is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. However, the Moon is being opposed by retrograde Mars in Virgo which can make emotions short, frustrations difficult to avoid and/or handle. Patience, calm, compassion for others and thinking things through before we speak and/or act is more important than ever.

We do still have a Grand Trine softening the harsher energies. However, be aware that although an Earth Grand Trine sounds so lovely, it can also indicate feelings of complacency and laziness. We forget or just can’t muster up the energy to actually make use of the positive energy available to us. However with that Moon Mars opposition (squared by the North Node in Sagittarius for those of you who understand or include the effects of the Moon’s nodes in your analysis), we may just be catapulted off of our sofas into action.

Remember those dreams and hopes and grand ideas we could just almost imagine or see at the periphery of our lives during Imbolc (and Lughnasadh in the Southern Hemisphere)? Now, as we open our lives, hearts and minds to the magic and transformational energy of the Equinox, they begin to manifest in our lives.

I have this little thing I do at all the solstices and equinoxes. It’s a silly thing, really. I started it a lifetime ago when I was younger and working out in a world that didn’t necessarily see the magic of the four quarter points quite like I did. So I used to tell my students, clients, friends and myself, that if you can’t dedicate the entire day to celebrating the specialness of this day, try to find some time in the day to take a moment out to do, think, act, in a way that represents how you would like the next three months to go. In other words, as we say here in the United Kingdom, ‘Start as you mean to go on.’  If you are looking for inner peace, extend peace to others, or just allow yourself to feel that peace in your heart. If you would like more abundance in your life, give to others or buy yourself a gift without guilt or worry. You get the idea.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a time in our lives when those feelings and actions just seem impossible, times when just remaining positive seem utterly impossible. I do understand this. However, something that you can always do is to take a moment to feel the earth under your feet, the sky at your head, while taking a deep breath in and a slow exhale out. If possible go for a walk, hug a tree, admire a flower, notice the effects of the changing season on the natural world around you.  In the evening, write your dreams and desires down in your journal, light a candle and know that by the time that candle has burned down, those dreams are already in the arms of the Universe, God, Goddess, Spirit working their way back to you.

Blessings, my lovely ones.

Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.” ~ Anonymous

 

Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.~ George Lucas

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