Happy Spring! The Sun moves into Aries today, and life officially begins again!
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so this is also Astrological New Year and the start of a new life cycle. You should be feeling energized and ready to make a bold move, as we all are at this time of year.
In fact, Aries is the most fearless sign of the zodiac. They’re the ones who are always charging ahead, leading the pack, exploring unknown territory and doing exciting things.
All of us will adapt some of this Aries personality during Aries season, so don’t expect any dull moments in the coming month.
Of course, Aries is also the sign represented by the Ram, and that’s because they have a tendency to trample right over other people in all their enthusiasm.
Most of us will also adapt some of this Ram recklessness now, so try to be extra careful with what you say and do so no one gets hurt (including you!)
I really feel this “New Year” energy — even more than I do at the start of a new calendar year, because the Sun is shining and new things are growing. It’s our chance for growth now, too, so get on out there and celebrate spring!
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Spring officially arrives on Wednesday, March 20, and I for one am ready for it. The Spring Equinox happens when the Sun moves into Aries, kicking off the Astrological New Year and all kinds of new beginnings.
At Spring Equinox the day and night will be at equal length, which represents balance and harmony in the world. Then, we have a chance to make a fresh start as the days grow longer and our energy returns.
This sounds pretty cliché, right? But it’s true! I can feel my own energy returning already. This was a long, cold winter fraught with upsets for so many people I know, and it was capped off by an ultra-confusing Mercury Retrograde.
But guess what — it’s over!
Mercury is direct, the Sun is shining — even here where I live in the perpetually rainy Northwest — and spring has arrived! It’s time for a mental rebirth and I’m going to use all this positive energy to get happier and healthier.
I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to do this yet. I need to find some focus for this newfound energy, but the point is that no matter what I do now — a cooking class, getting back on my bike, adopting a puppy — will enrich my life in a new and exciting way.
So what are YOU going to do?
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We don’t need the luck o’ the Irish today! We’re all getting lucky because Mercury Retrograde ends today, and once Mercury starts moving forward all the confusion of the past few weeks will begin to clear.
Of course, we’re not quite out of the woods yet. Mercury stations to turn direct today, which means we’re still in the shadow period before things really start moving forward.
You might feel a little fuzzy today, but that’s nothing a pint of green Guinness can’t fix, right?
I’m of Irish descent, myself, so I’m planning to do a little celebrating today — both for St. Patrick’s Day and Mercury Direct.
This Mercury Retrograde period hit me especially hard — I haven’t felt like myself in weeks. I’ve been grouchy, dissatisfied, confused and mildy depressed. Enough! I’m doing a full-on Irish jig that Mercury Retrograde is almost over.
Kiss me, I’m an Irish Gemini!
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Ok, you don’t really need to beware the Ides of March. But I got your attention, didn’t I?
That’s just how the saying goes, you know? But what I’ll bet you don’t know is where that saying came from in the first place. And did you know it has an Astrology connection?
The saying dates back to sometime in early March of 44 B.C., when an ancient Roman astrologer named Spurinna predicted the death of Julius Caesar. She told him to “Beware the Ides of March” and that he would be in great danger on this day — March 15, as “ides” is derived from the Latin meaning “to divide” and falls exactly mid-month.
Caesar ignored Spurinna’s advice, thinking it was just superstitious foolishness, but on March 15 Caesar was stabbed to death in the Theatre of Pompey by the Liberatores of the Roman Senate and elite. (Most history books would agree he kind of had it coming, by the way.)
Later, the line “Beware the Ides of March” was made infamous in Shakespeare’s Julias Casesar play, and we often hear it bandied about on March 15.
Personally, I think of March 15 as a reminder to always listen to our astrologers, right?
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