Element: Sun in Aries, Fire
March 20, 2013 Sun moves into
Aries and Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox 3 day window
March 19 – 21
Aries Sun window March 20 – April 18
Combine the potent energies of Aries and Spring Equinox to activate your creations and energize sacred balance with the Earth and her natural rhythms.
Spring Equinox and the Aries sun burst forth with the exuberance of the young, playful, and new. It’s time once again for the new solar growing cycle. Things start really heating up here as the active growing cycle begins, so get ready to actively plant your garden and propel your creations forward.
Fire, the action realm of energy and light, provides the life force that warms the earth and the crops for growth. It creates the excitement and passion for any endeavor and provides the spark needed to activate desire. As the solar force, it shows its yin/yang expression in the turning of day into night and night into day. The sun teaches you to balance your active, outward moving, daylight energy with the cool, restful, and reflective energy of the evening.
Since the equinox represents a time when the light and dark exist in sacred balance, it provides you with an opportunity to tune into the balance of your life. Here you can evaluate things that may need your attention in order to come into greater harmony and alignment. Do you need to balance anything in your life to more effectively bring your desires into being? Perhaps you need to balance your active outer world actions with more quiet restful energy or balance your time indoors with more time spent in nature. You can simply ask internally what is it in you that needs to be balanced at this time.
In addition to working with balance, you can use the window of Spring Equinox to add energy to your creations, to fill them with the life force this period offers. Connect to the enthusiasm of a youthful, lighthearted spirit by honoring children and the child within at this time as well.
This Wheel of the Year point is named after the Earth Goddess Ostara or Eostar. Since rabbits and eggs were sacred symbols of the fertile Goddesses, you see these used in many Spring Equinox celebrations. If you feel inspired, decorate your altar with these images and fresh spring flowers, and connect to the fertile aliveness they bring.
Aries creates the first gate of awareness, through which it teaches the meaning of individuation. It is active, high spirited, and energetic. It loves excitement, adventure, play, and competition. As a sacred warrior, it will fight to defend its beliefs and protect what it values in life. It likes to go first, birth the new, get something started, and lead the way. It is courageous, trusting, decisive, inspired, and spontaneous.
Aries says, “Get a move on it! Either get going or get out of the way.”
Personal Creation Ceremonial Ideas to Activate Spring Equinox
If you need more information about calling in Sacred Space, see p. 215-223 of Natural Rhythms™.
- Create a simple and fun ceremony where you review the one-year life plan you created at Winter Solstice. Tune into each of the following areas and see what it needs in order to be further activated and energized. Journal your answers, connect to the elements below, and then energize your desires with playful action.