At long last, we’re approaching the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere. Bring on the sunshine and warmth is all I can say, as a resident of a very chilly UK.
Every three months on a Solstice or Equinox, we move into a different energy. Looking at the astrology on those specific days informs us of the themes and energy we’ll collectively be working with for the coming three months.
Looking forwards, the Spring Equinox on Monday 20th March 2023 (exact at 9.24pm in the UK) sets the energy until the Summer Solstice in June. I have followed the Celtic Wheel and natural cycles of the Earth for decades now and it never fails to amaze me how the stars guide and support us in all ways.
March is a huge month astrologically, where six different planets are all changing Zodiac signs. That’s 3/4 of the planets and half the Zodiac! Pluto will be changing signs for the first time in 20 years and Saturn for 2.5 years, so we’re talking about big shifts that begin this month and carry us well into the future. This is why it’s really helpful to know what the theme is for the coming quarter of 2023. With so many of the collective energies changing this month, we may not know whether we’re coming or going for awhile until the dust settles and we get into our new groove.
Spring Equinox 2023 itself brings a shift in energy that is going to make the following three months feel very fast with rapid changes we aren’t likely to be able to control (which is the point!). There will be a focus on communication, transport and travel as Mercury moves into Aries shortly before the Equinox and a New Moon in Aries occurs the day after the Equinox on 21 March. Mercury in Aries doesn’t give us the time to reflect, to procrastinate or to mull things over. He brings rapid thought and communication and these energies are asking us to step outside of the logical, practical considerations we often like to take and to surrender to our feminine energy and flowing with whatever comes. This is a time of learning how to respond to life from our heart instead of reacting to life from our head.
We are going to be challenged to use our words and assertiveness in a healthy way in order to communicate with others. Any form of temper, reactivity or drama will not be welcomed by those around you or even your own Soul. Anything we approach in a demanding, entitled or aggressive fashion is likely to blow up in our face.
We are all being asked to step into the acts of forgiveness and compassion. Firstly for ourselves, then for others. We’ll be given plenty of unexpected opportunities to let go of or transmute old ways of thinking, communicating and behaving. This may require some inner work and trusting your intuition and the Universe to guide you in the right way. Trust whatever comes from a place of true inspiration (in-spirit) over the next three months, even if it doesn’t make much logical sense. You’ll come to appreciate the reasoning behind things later on in the year.
The remainder of this year is going to raise our levels of sensitivity, which is why forgiveness and compassion may become possible in situations or with people it may have felt impossible with previously. We are being asked on very deep levels to surrender, to trust and to remain open ~ even when all of our old coping mechanisms and strategies would rather have us distracting, disconnecting or burying our heads in the sand.
This is the perfect time to ascertain where you currently stand in your life. Is there flow in your life or resistance? Do you feel connected to your Soul/Higher Self/the Universe and your intuition or disconnected? Are you open and allowing vulnerability or are those old, outworn defences still keeping you shut down or cut off from others?
The New Moon in Aries is the day after the Solstice, so lends it’s energy beautifully to our ability toconsciously set goals and intentions for the coming three months. This creates a firm, energetic structure in which we can flow. Aries is fast, direct and to the point with no messing around and this is how to approach any intention setting you may wish to undertake. Keep things very simple, specific and clear so that the energy remains as open as possible. If you’re not sure, you could always ask for something to be ‘for my highest good’. For example, you could state ‘I would like my relationship to shift in whatever way is for my highest good’ and leave it at that.
This is simple, specific and clear and leaves the energy wide open for the Universe to work in the best way it can for you. The minute we start to make demands or complicate things, right now, the Universe will abandon our requests. It simply doesn’t have the time to mess around trying to make multiple elements of a situation or person perfect for you. With so much Aries energy asking us to ‘GO GO GO’, creating clear, clean structures and intentions is the best way to honour that energy without getting overwhelmed by it.
Remember to give yourself plenty of time for rest and rejuvenation between now and the Summer Solstice to avoid burn out. Be mindful of when it’s time to step on the track to speed things up or to step off it to slow things down. If the speed of energy is making you restless, get out in nature or do something physical to discharge that energy in a healthy way. If you find yourself moving towards overwhelm, STOP and take a break to catch your breath. Prioritise yourself and your needs for the next three months, whist being mindful of others and the collective needs of family or those you interact with. Be mindful that life is a balancing act and as long as we can stay centred, grounded and observant, all will be well.
With Love and bright blessings, Krissy XXX
Thank you to Tina Smale of Astrocal for her fabulous Equinox Artwork (main photo).
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