Twice a year the Sun aligns to give us equal hours of night and day. Known as the Equinox, this alignment of light and dark energy first occurs in 2018 on March 20th.
The March Equinox is a sacred time as it represents balance and oneness. By having equal hours of day and night, we are reminded about the importance of finding balance and oneness in our own lives.
The March Equinox also brings about the start of a new season and with this comes a distinct shift in energy.
In the northern hemisphere, the energy shifts from winter to spring or from an internal state to an external state. In the southern hemisphere, the energy moves from summer to autumn, or from an external state to an internal state.
This energetic shift is best seen through examples in nature. In the northern hemisphere the buds begin to bloom, the daylight hours are longer, and many animals have the instinct to mate.
In the southern hemisphere, the hours of daylight decrease, animals go into hibernation, and the trees start to shed their leaves.
This energetic shift represents the start of a new cycle and is also the start of the astrological new year. This is because on the March Equinox, the Sun moves into the first constellation of Aries.
Aries energy is the perfect way to start a new cycle or a new chapter and will be supporting all of us to get to work on moving forward in the direction we want to go.
This is the perfect time to plant new seeds, start new projects, take action, and put yourself out there. It is also a great time to take ownership and responsibility of your life and begin releasing things that may be blocking you from getting where you want to be.
Mother Nature is always giving us clues as to where we should be focusing our energy, so tune in to her messages and see where you feel guided to go.
The Equinox reminds us that even though we may perceive light and dark as being separate, they really only exist because of each other. In fact, it is both light and dark that make up the whole.
When we embrace this idea of wholeness or oneness, we are able to see things in a new way and really feel the connectedness of it all.
We need both light and dark in order to be whole, and this is a good reminder as we start this new chapter in our lives.
Whatever has come your way over the last astrological year, it is important to view it as a whole and to embrace both the light and dark moments as points of growth and something to learn from.
Moving forward, the astrological year ahead is going to be one that is focused on getting grounded and creating a stable and secure foundation.
Under the energy of the new astrological year, we are going to have to come to terms with the things that don’t make us feel grounded and secure, so we can address them and make necessary changes.
We are being urged to create this stable and supportive foundation so we can build up the beautiful, strong, and magical the castle of our dreams.
The new astrological year is really supporting all of us in the manifestation and creation of our lives, we first just need to give ourselves a secure and stable foundation to build upon.
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now Put the foundations under them.”- Henry David Thoreau
The March Equinox is also the perfect time to do a ritual. Here are some ideas.