Spring Equinox and the Zero Aries Point
On March 20 at 9:16am Pacific time the SUN will leave its cozy, divine, Piscean embrace and enter the "wake up and smell the coffee" sign of ARIES. The crossing of any planet from 29 PISCES to 0 ARIES is called the Aries Ingress, or crossing the zero Aries Point (AP), and its always a potent moment.
Through it we are galvanized from somnambulant slumber into fully caffeinated, defensive, emboldened awakeness.
The Sabian Symbol for the ARIES point (AP) is:
A Woman Just Risen From The Sea; A Seal Is Embracing Her
Kim Falconer tell us that "The Zero Aries point represents a movement from an inner quality to an outer manifestation. It orients us towards the world at large—it propels us from the individual to the collective."
Change is upon us! The vital spark of life that causes a seed to wake up and crack its seed coat, and burst open its first leaves is the same energy that seizes us now.
Spring and Autumn by Alphonse Mucha
VENUS and MERCURY have been holding hands since the end of February and crossed the AP together on March 6. Things were suddenly less buffered, and it was easy to feel impatient and irritable. Each year, until we adapt to the new ARIES vibe, this is possible. What is also possible is feeling the incredible power of springtime in the north, or the magnificent descent into autumn in the south.
The newly crescent MOON is in TAURUS, reminding us to enjoy being in our bodies, to feed the 5 senses and prepare a delicious feast in honor of the Spring/Fall.
Sending love and flowers!
Paetra Tauchert, Astrologer
----First Photo by Alberto Albarca