The Spring Equinox is also referred to as the zero Aries point, or the first day of the zodiac. So whether you’re looking at this event from the perspective of the northern hemisphere’s spring season, or as the start of the zodiacal year, it’s an important celestial event. From a seasonal standpoint, the Aries moment refers to the time when the light takes over and we have more daylight than nighttime all the way until the Fall equinox, when the darkness takes over. From a zodiacal standpoint, we return to the first sign of the zodiac and begin the entire round again. From both perspectives the Aries point is a time of birth and beginnings.
As cliched as it might sound spring cleaning is one of the best things we can do for ourselves at this time of year. Of course, Spring cleaning might also mean a new diet, better sleep patterns, more physical exercise or sunshine on our faces, or even starting a new project. The Aries point in the simplest terms is like a wave, and we can ride it or harness its power if we start paddling hard right as it comes through.
This season’s Aries point is unique since it is taking place just days before a full Moon and lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses are like very powerful full moons, and they often portend the ending, culmination, or closing of something. As the Moon is like a constant receiver and reflector of the other planetary rays, her symbolism has a direct relationship to the web of events and circumstances that are somewhat out of our control. A lunar eclipse will therefore symbolize events or circumstances coalescing to close a door or complete a process of some kind. Sometimes these events are difficult but other times where one door closes another is swiftly opened!
As both of these events are imminent it might be a good idea to look at your life and look at where events seem to be moving you toward a sense of completion. What chapter is coming to a close right now and what chapter is just getting started? What is culminating and what is gaining momentum simultaneously?
Prayer: Teach us the wisdom of our circumstances, and prepare our hearts and minds for these upcoming celestial events.