"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, March 20, 2015

Solar Eclipse New Moon & The Vernal Equinox

   Today's New Moon is exact at 5:36a.m. when the Moon joins the Sun at the last degree of Pisces, in the last sign of the Zodiac. The  Moon then quickly enters Aries less than an hour later, with the Sun following twelve hours later. This is indeed an auspicious day for understanding the end of one cycle and planting the seeds of a new cycle - welcome to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Happy International Astrology Day!

   New Moons are seed times and Eclipses add further, stronger punctuation to the possibilities and potentiality for the growth of new ideas and endeavors that will reap some rewards in six months time if we are diligent with our care and nurturence during that cycle. First, let us look at the last degree of Pisces and it's implication in this Soli/Lunar phase.

   The last degree of any sign speaks to the culmination of that sign's expression and as Pisces, the Fish, Mutable Water, winds down his swim through this area of compassionate and heightened sensitivity, we need to ask ourselves how we're doing synthesizing the spiritual and humanitarian insights gleaned over the last thirty days of the Sun's passage through Neptune's territory. Did dreams, impressions or fleeting memories add to your understanding of why you are where you are and why you are here now? Did you do your service to humanity without self-sacrifice, or did you overly identify with being a victim? Get right with yourself on what you need to let go of before jumping into the next cycle of new beginnings. 

   It might be a good idea to spend a half hour sometime today in reflective meditation of what you have gleaned of your spiritual path during the phase fading away, before jumping into new activity after the Sun enters Aries, fiery first sign of the zodiac tonight. Impulses are strong and lurking below the surface for setting off on a new journey, and the need for restraint today and tomorrow is evident as the Moon moving through Mars-ruled Aries until early Sunday, makes some challenging contacts with Pluto, Uranus and Mars Saturday. Sunday and Monday morning, before 10:30 a.m. are better times to start new endeavors.

   Spring starts as the Sun moves into fiery Aries tonight, with all the energy of youthful exploration and risk-taking! Like the Fool in the Tarot we are setting off on an exciting new journey. This day is celebrated as International Astrology Day and considered to be the start of the new year!  Make sure you are ready by getting your thoughts and intentions aligned with your best interests and what is in the higher good for all involved. Avoid running off with only your enthusiasm in your kit bag... pack some insights, intentions and tools in there too!

   Remember to keep your your head in the stars and your feet on the ground as this new phase begins!

   

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