Vernal Equinox

The Vernal Equinox – when the Sun enters Aries – is this Thursday March 20 at 12:57 pm EDT. The Sabian symbol for this degree is, “A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.” In the ancient selkie tales from many parts of the world, people who drowned at sea could return to the earth as seals. One day each year- determined by the Moon and the tides – they could take human form. This image speaks of rebirth and the renewal of spring. It is a good time to heed breakthroughs and revelations about who you are becoming and to move in directions that speak of emergence and a new approach to life.

In general as we move towards the Grand Cross configuration in April tensions are mounting, schedules and routines may be more easily disrupted and the potential for conflict is running high. With Mars retrograde in Libra it is wise to examine how you implement and direct your own power and whether this escalates potential conflict or contributes to a less heated outcome. This applies in the realm of thoughts and intentions as well as the realm of action.

It is best to avoid impulsive actions and provide extra down time in your temenos – your spiritual haven. When things heat up allow time to pass to cool down. Act from a centered well reasoned place.

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom, all times mentioned are EDT