Welcome to the weekend!
Your calls reveal to me that the Full Moon in Virgo has had its intended effect on many, bringing conclusions, endings and resolutions to relationships and situations. All this is coming before a NEW YEAR begins!
You have the weekend to emotionally gather yourself and reflect on things. Be gentle to yourself and let these last days of winter be a time when you shed what needs to die so you can have new life some Spring in two weeks!
Today is March 6 and 14 days later on March 20 we get a New Moon in Pisces which is also a total solar eclipse on the Spring Equinox. It is the traditional New Year’s Day. We are about to renew and rebirth!
Did you know that originally New Years Day was March 20, the Spring Exquinox?
It remains the astrological New Year, when the sign of Aries begins. Aries teh Ram is associated with the energy of youth. It is about courage and daring and the willingness to JUST DO IT. Now we throw off the shackles of winter, break any chains that have hindered our growth and prepare to pursue some life-affirming and exciting new goals.
During the Spring Equinox, we in the Northern Hemisphere catch “spring fever,” as plants and trees sprout new leaves and begin producing fruit (in the Southern Hemisphere, the same date marks the Fall Equinox).
Love is in the air — ancient Celtic and Mediterranean peoples celebrated the Spring Equinox as a sacred marriage between God and Goddess. This was symbolized by the custom of hand-fasting, a form of betrothal. Thus, it’s a wonderful time of the year to begin or revive a romantic relationship, or to initiate new endeavors of all kinds.
The early Egyptians acknowledged the Sun’s passage into Aries as a sacred turning point of the year, and built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the Spring Equinox. For our ancestors, the birth of Spring meant that Winter’s cold was waning, dwindling food supplies would soon be replenished, people could stop hibernating and there would be plenty of delicious fresh food to eat — certainly a cause for celebration. They had the original Spring Break parties, with fiery bonfires that provided light and heat, while they celebrated for days on end.
Equinox means “equal night.” At the Spring Equinox, day and night are the same length, with light ascending.
The Christian Church chose to create the holiday of Easter at Spring Equinox with the theme of rebirth or resurrection that comes with the equinox.
The Teutonic lunar goddess Eostreor Eostara was celebrated as part of the Vernal Equinox and Spring season. The early Christian Chuch later created Easter from it. The symbols of Easter are taken from the symbols and traditions of the pagan earth-centered traditions. The symbols of Easter such as rabbits and eggs have their roots in pagan traditions that honored nature’s fertility. Eostara’s holiday was held on the Full Moon closest to the Spring Equinox. The early Christian Church designated Easter to be celebrated the Sunday following the first Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox.
There is a Full Moon on Friday April 3, 2015 (Good Friday). Easter follows on Sunday April 5, 2015.
Here are some ideas to welcome Spring:
Light red candles to honor Aries, then speak aloud your intentions for the astrological new year
Throw a party, invite your most engaging, outgoing friends and play games
Enroll in a gym, take up a sport or start walking every morning
Weed out your closet, toss anything depressing or old and buy a bright new outfit
Color and decorate eggs, perhaps with children
Go for a fun outing to a zoo or amusement park
Make a move on someone who arouses your interest
Propose marriage to the one you love
Order a transit chart report from me starting with the March 20th New Year OR call me for a Tarot general reading (30 minutes)so we can cover all areas of your life in detail.
I am available for your calls!
Much love and many blessings!