March Equinox 2021 and the Start of the Astrological Year

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The March Equinox 2021, falls on the 20th-21st, depending on your timezone. It marks the moment of equal hours of night and day, and also the Sun’s move into the tropical zodiac sign of Aries. 

As Aries is considered the first sign of the zodiac, the March Equinox is also the start of the astrological new year, and represents the beginning of a new zodiac cycle.

The March Equinox also brings the arrival of a new season, depending on where in the world you live.

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, it represents the start of Spring. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it represents the start of Autumn. 

All of this combined makes the March Equinox a powerful day for renewal, new beginnings, fresh energy, and a shift in our perspective.

Depending on what Mother Nature is doing around us, we may feel called to blossom and sprout, or we may feel called to release and let go in order to prepare for the new.

Mother Nature can be our guide and show us which way the energies are moving for us.

We may also intuitively feel around this time that we can really welcome the energies of the year 2021, and understand the tone of what may be ahead for us. 

In ancient times, the Equinox was also believed to be a point where the veil between this world and higher realms was thin. It was at this point in the year where we could hear the wisdom of our ancestors, nature spirits, and our spirit guides, guiding us forward or signaling to us what needs to be done. 

The energies of the Equinox were said to be a magical time, where harmony fell on the planet and where we could embody an equal balance of dark and light.

Just like a yin and yang symbol, we can’t have one without the other. We need darkness to see the light and we need the light to recognize the darkness.

The Equinox is about honoring both of these qualities that live within- our shadow and our divine light. It is about acknowledging that working with this duality is the journey of our souls here at Earth School. 

For the 2021 Equinox, the asteroid Chiron is hovering near the Aries Sun, shining its influence and giving us clues as the journey to come as we begin this new astrological cycle. 

Chiron is known as the wounded healer. Even though it has suffered terrible trauma, injuries, and injustices, it is able to use this as fuel to help heal others. 

Chiron has mastered the art of taking its wounds and turning them into portals of strength and inspiration. It is Chiron’s presence that makes us feel less alone. It is Chiron’s presence that allows us to remember that our traumas need not bring us down, but can instead, be fuel for our rising.

Call this energy into your life however you see fit. Use the message of Chiron to remind you of your own strength and your own superpower to take the pains of the past and turn them into portals of potential.

This Chiron energy will be active all through the month and even into April, so allow it to move and work in its own way through your life.

Seeing as the Equinox is also the start of the astrological year, it is also a good time for reflection and for bringing closure to the last 12 months.

If we think back to March 2020, so much in our lives has changed. We went from living life one way, to being forced to make some pretty drastic shifts. 

On a collective level, we have dealt with a lot of grief, change, anxieties, fear, and uncertainty. 

One year later, all of this energy can take its toll so be gentle with yourself, and perhaps find ways to bring more ease and acceptance to where you stand today.

Honor yourself for how well you have dealt with any changes or upheavals to your life, and look for ways that you can bring more ease, peace, and acceptance into your heart. 

To guide you with the energies of the March Equinox 2021, here is a ritual you can try. 

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.