19 Mar The First Glimmer of Light ~ The Sun in Aries – March 19th, 2020
The equinox has finally arrived! We may not be out of purgatory yet, but the light at the end of the tunnel has begun to glimmer.
In 2020, the world has plunged into uncharted territory. The last weeks of Pisces season became the very definition of abysmal. As the waters began to crash, rip currents seemed to pull everyone into the whirl of a collective crisis.
These communal waters seem to have amplified the contagion of dark moods and thought-viruses, inviting shock and panic to bleed into everyone’s reality.
Life just feels so surreal and hisses with the fear of the unknown.
Much of the world is on lockdown, paralyzing the natural rhythms of work and play. The mood shifts between the eerie quiet of deserted places and the pounding panic that strangles your faith in public health and the world economy.
By this time, it is clear that we are in the midst of a collective dark night of the soul.
But the equinox has arrived, the moment when the Sun’s light begins to dominate the darkness. And the increased radiance re-ignites the spark of life beneath the earth, spreading the vernal magic of regeneration.
Even in times of chaos, the rhythm of the seasons remains steady, influencing the quality and development of life just as much as any social turmoil. Amidst this climate of fear and uncertainty, the Sun’s rebirth in Aries will break open the heavens with a vision of renewal.
The Sun’s return to Aries heralds the start of a new zodiacal year quickening the pulse of creation and inspiring growth.
The Sun in Aries enlivens the fighting spirit, forcing you out of the oceanic womb of Pisces and into the light.You may have been drifting through dread and complacency. But now you will feel a momentum building, an awakening of your courage and strength.
In order for an egg to hatch, it must be broken through. In order for a child to be born, there is great labor and struggle. And it is this kind of tenacity that the Sun in Aries uses in order to give birth to a new year.
Global problems of the magnitude we are facing right now will not evaporate in one day. But the boldness of the Arian spirit will inspire the courage and action needed during this time of crisis. The vitalizing rays of the Sun in Aries will increase your morale, your immunity and your mood.
To forge ahead, it is essential to be able to hear your own voice of reason. And the ferocious independence that emerges in Aries season will allow you to untangle your thoughts from those caught up in mass hysteria.
With the Sun’s arrival in Aries, turn away from the world’s noise and tune into the wisdom of the earth. She will remind you that the hardships of winter are what make love sweeter and time more precious.
Throughout millennia, the joy of the earth’s renewal has risen amidst war, plague and famine. The emergence of spring is a benediction, poetically described by the ancient Greeks as the goddess Persephone’s return from the underworld.
In the thousand blended notes of the emerging spring, listen for the subtler rhythms that the ancients called the Music of the Spheres. This is the harmonic fabric of the universe in which the planets and humanity find their natural weave.
Stay strong and be well.
all artwork by Edgard Maxence
P.S. Online community has become more valuable than ever. If you are on lockdown right now, feeling stressed or isolated, you are more than welcome to come hang out with me this Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 6pm!
Even if we are socially distanced and confined, the equinox deserves some love. And because we are enduring a collective dark night of the soul, we need to come together to offer love and support in any way that we can. For everyone’s health and sanity, it is very important to stay connected to like-minded people.
This event is totally free. And yes, replay will be available, but it would be super special if you could make it live. Hope to see you there!