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How to Prepare for the Spring Equinox and Astrological New Year
This week, there is much to say about the cosmic current events occurring this month, so grab a cup of warming herbal tea and settle in. This month’s astrological new year coincides with a full moon and you will likely feel it! A lot. If you are sensitive, well frankly, you may feel physically out of control in your body, its symptoms and where to source the problem. At the same time, new energy you have never felt before may surface! I will get to my best self-care tips in a moment, but first, let’s discuss the upcoming equinox and full moon.
The Spring Equinox and Supermoon
The equinox is a period of equal day and night, which holds a very special remembrance in our cellular history, planetary alignment and universal attainment. “As above so below” is the hermetic axiom of astrology and has been for over 5,000 years. This year, the equinox, the first day of spring, is also the first day of the traditional astrological new year. The exact date and time are March 20th, 2019 at 5:59 p.m. EDT. What is particularly significant this year is that we have a full moon occurring less than four hours after the moment of the spring equinox at 0 degrees in Aries.
The last time the full moon and spring equinox coincided this closely (a mere four hours apart) was in March 2000; however, the last time they occurred on the same date was March 20, 1981! Be aware that this full moon is also a supermoon, meaning the moon will be at its closest to earth for the month of March.
Chiron, the wounded healer archetype in us all, moved into Aries in February, where He will remain until 2026. This begins His new 50-year cycle around the zodiac.
We are resilient and amazing, and there are many healers out in the world that have surmounted enormous health crises, self-healed and looked beyond our medical model to synthesize wisdom-wellness all may need now. These way-showers are individuals who Chiron initiated with their Chiron return. It will be these women and men to whom we will be grateful. They are the ones who have studied alternative modalities of healing and feeling our energetic bodies, our energetic structures and energy currents in the body. These Chiron masters have learned how to smooth out energetic anomalies and can connect the dots as to how this pertains to each unique soul’s journey.
Acceptance and gratitude for your physical body and opportunity for this human experience will go a long way as we incorporate change in our rapidly evolving consciousness and body.
Additionally, disruptive, rebellious and intrusive Uranus changes its clothes for a more practical earthy attire as it moves into grounding Taurus. What does grounded, electromagnetic, lightning speed look like in the global resources and monetary sector? What does this have to do with your body?
So many questions abound this month and while I appreciate traditional astrology as a starting point, I do not recommend limiting yourself when it comes to interpreting and defining how you will use the high energy available for creation this month.
Energetic Aries & Mercury Retrograde
Aries is initiating energy at best and has the will and enthusiasm to begin. Add to this the ingredient of Mercury retrograde, and we will have spice! Initiate a new cycle with a re word attached. For example, re-aligning, re-connecting, re-assessing, re-scheduling, re-organizing, re-uniting, but an enticing new cycle.
Traditional Full Moon Libra/Aries Themes and Balance
Potentially, there may be several areas we feel drawn to bring back into balance; however, one certain area may predominate. Consulting an astrologer helps determine specific areas; however, it is possible that simply asking yourself intuitively may reveal these areas. The theme of this Aries/Libra equinox is amplified by the full moon. The sun will be in the sign of Aries and the Moon in the sign of Libra. The following are a few keywords to consider in sleuthing out your balance zones this equinox.
Collectively, we outwardly address balance in terms of light and dark; we also do this inwardly. How might we mirror this in ourselves? As we are each an integral part of the earth, we are significantly encouraged, if not outright pushed, to address balance in some area of our lives. So be on the lookout for areas where this may be the case for you.
And finally, as we approach a time that brings one of two annual periods of equal day and night, it will pay huge dividends this week to take special care of yourself as the sun prepares its passage across the celestial equator.
My Self-Care Tips in Preparation for the Spring Equinox and the Celestial New Year
Our physical bodies often get run down during these terrestrial balance points, especially if we are not mindful of this potent alignment. Historically, volumes have been written on the importance of equinox dates.
As a parent as much as I tried to keep my kids extra prepared in the way of colds and flus during the equinox, I rarely escaped the change in energy, the viruses, colds and generally feeling run down. Here is what I learned works and how I prepare for the spring equinox to enter the astrological new year well balance, energized and ready for spring!
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink copious amounts of water
- Eat fresh local vegetables, especially greens
- Keep wearing warm winter coats and gear till after the equinox has well past
- Keep the ears warm
- Take extra time nurturing your closest relationships
- Fortify yourself with trace minerals, like iodine and sea greens
- Get sunshine on the pineal gland
- Keep the kidneys warm (Libra)
- Give special love to your head (Aries)
If you desire more insight on this high-energy time and would like to learn to channel this cosmic overflow of energy, I would love to help you. Please book a session with me so that we can maximize this exciting astrological time for your life!