Sun enters Aries – EQUINOX
– March 20, 2022 (15:33 GMT)
The Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac Aries this weekend. This is the Sun’s annual fresh start as it moves to 0 degrees Aries and begins a new cycle of the zodiac.
Western astrology is aligned to the seasonal points, the Summer & Winter Solstice in June and December, The Spring & Autumnal Equinoxes in March and September.
This is the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the shift into Autumn in the southern hemisphere. In honour of the Sun’s new zodiac cycle, here’s how to make the most of this pivotal point in the year.
1. Spring Into Action
There’s a physical quality to Aries as this is a competitive sign and Aries likes to win. Aries’ ruling planet Mars is linked to strength & stamina and martial arts are named after the God of War.
Whether you’re walking or running daily or you’re leaping into a yoga warrior pose every morning, this is the perfect time to start a physical activity that makes you feel strong and invincible.
2. Healthy Habits
Many people use the start of the year to begin a New Year’s resolution and commit to healthy habits. Yet, it makes more sense to use the Equinox energy to focus on your health, especially in the northern hemisphere. The weather is less grim and cold and spring means less clothes!
Start a detox, eat smaller portions or any other new habit that boosts your energy levels. Honour your body. Aries mantra: “my body is a temple”.
3. Be Spontaneous
Fire signs, like Aries, are the ‘just do it’ brigade. Aries is the expert at starting something new. This isn’t about the mind and thinking things through. It’s about spontaneous action, immediacy, acting without thinking.
This can be seen as foolish, which is why The Fool card in the Tarot is linked to Aries, the first card of the tarot deck. There’s a naive innocence to the sign of Aries. Yet, how many times do you look back on your life and think ‘if I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be where I am now’?
4. March Into Spring
Aries is the sign of the crusader, the white knight of the zodiac, ready to go into battle to fight a good cause. Mars is God of War in mythology. This is the perfect time of year to join a community initiative, stand up for what you believe in, defend the weak and fight for peoples’ rights.
An independent sign, Aries understands that you only need one person to make a difference. One small act can make a huge impact. Don’t wait for other people to initiate action. If there’s something you feel strongly about and you know you can help other people, here’s your opportunity.
5. The Sap Is Rising
Mars rules your libido and it’s the planet linked to sexuality and passion. The birds and the bees are getting in on the act at this time of year and new life is budding. You only need to step out into the countryside or go for a walk to notice that the animal world is starting to feel frisky.
Plus, sex has a huge number of physical benefits as it releases oxytocin and other feel-good hormones into your body, which can ease pain, boost your mood, even help smooth your wrinkles! In the words of Aries soul-singer Marvin Gaye: ‘Let’s get it on’.
6. Be a Diva – Big Yourself Up
If you’ve seen a true Aries in action, they are not afraid to tell you how good they are at their job or to reel off their impressive list of credentials. Aries tends to be brilliant at self-advertisement, even if it can flip into arrogance or boasting.
Yet, diva like behaviour isn’t always a bad thing as it gets you noticed and it’s a good thing to love yourself.
In a world where modesty can be a revered quality, it doesn’t do any harm to let the world know who you are. Celebrate your individuality and focus on your personal strengths. Be an Aries diva like Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Elton John and let your confident self do the talking.
7. Sow Seeds
Aries is the initiator of the zodiac, where new beginnings take place and new life comes into being. This is the ideal time of year to sow seeds, whether you’re doing it in your garden or in life in general. What small steps can you take now that will plant an acorn or a seed that can grow into something bigger over time?
Even if you don’t have a clear picture of where you’re heading, what you start could lead you down a new future path. Some projects will work out, some will fall by the wayside, just like seeds – some germinate, some never make it. Yet the more seeds you sow, the greater your chance of success.
Where To Make A Fresh Start?
Here’s a quick guide to areas where renewal or a fresh start are recommended. Read both your Sun Sign and your Ascendant sign:
- Aries: Your image, profile, name; how the world sees you
- Taurus: Your inner world, self care, retreat, your spiritual life
- Gemini: Your friends & group connections; your hopes & wishes for the future
- Cancer: Your career & vocation in life; your status & reputation
- Leo: Your lust for knowledge & learning; the bigger picture, travel, your beliefs
- Virgo: Your joint finances & shared resources; the metaphysical world, hidden themes
- Libra: Your relationships, personal & professional; your enemies
- Scorpio: Your work & routine, your lifestyle & health; service to others
- Sagittarius: Your love of play, where you find joy; children, passion, creativity, romance
- Capricorn: Your home & family; your past & where you come from
- Aquarius: Your community; the way you communicate; the spoken & written word
- Pisces: Your personal money; what you value highly in life; your assets & possessions
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