Fire Water: The Spring Equinox

On March 20th, the Sun enters Aries and the Spring Equinox kicks off. All the usual metaphors apply; fresh star, jump forward, planet seeds, conceive. Aries is the sign of primal initiation.

But this Spring Equinox has even more zoom than usual. I see it as the first spark that leads to April’s Grand Cross. It’s not activating any of the degrees involved, but the Cardinal Cross will be so major (for all the Cardinal signs) that it’s impossible to ignore this crucial, Cardinal event that precedes it. So I would keep your eyes open (especially if you have planets/angles/Nodes at 0 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs). There may be suggestions about what areas of your life will be shaken and stirred by the Cross.

Besides the building Cardinal Cross, the closest aspect in this Aries Ingress chart is Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune (exact on March 22nd). Here’s a chance to power up your dreams. Aries fire plus Pisces water makes for a potent brew; it burns going down. You become intoxicated, and then anything (or nothing) is possible. If you aim for the path that leads you away from the same old, draining situation, you’ll be on the right track.

This is a time of awakenings, but it’s also a time of fertility. Now is the time to sow what you’d like to reap. Yes, even though Mars (the ruler of Aries) is Rx. Of course, you’ll have to abide by Mars Rx’s rules; in-your-face aggression won’t fly. But internal changes…some soul-deep spring cleaning…that’s another story.

All of this (the Spring Equinox, the Cross, April’s eclipses) seem tailor made for those who are sick of the same old sh**t happening in their lives. Same relationships, same rut, same feeling of boredom/depression/futility. This is the energy that can shake you out of it, and some of that shaking will probably be initiated by forces beyond your control.