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Mar 20 (Spring Equinox) – Apr 20, 2019
The Sun sign is a much-celebrated astrological element, usually given more significance than it deserves. Remember – the Sun is just one planet in your star-soup.
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From the belly of a long, strange dream, you awaken. The earth is cold and night yet all around. You crawl to the shore. Step by step, dark water falls away. Ahead looms the mountain. You climb effortlessly and without hesitation. Your eyes open to the blood red sun, rising over jagged peaks. You kneel before the gong, body quaking with the earth as she splits, and into her fires you fall.
Welcome to the crimson mesa, where bright flames lick inner shores. If Pisces is the last breath, Aries is the first. Aries season begins with the spring equinox. This cycle represents, categorically, the turning of the earth toward all that is new.
Pisces cycle dismantles everything. This can be a confusing, uncomfortable time. Often we are plagued by indecision, existential crises, fantasies or a yearning to be invisible. No one likes confronting the things that Pisces drags up. Change and endings come in like a tidal wave.
Here we are now, the first stop on the zodiac wheel, burning orgiastically in springtime’s lusty blaze. Change and endings during the Pisces season start to make sense. Pen and page touch; planets form. Come, let’s lay the groundwork for the year.
Aries looks at who we are. This means sitting with ourselves and watching it all come in, the endless parade of thoughts and impulses and aversions and attachments, the parade of ME and what it means to be me. We’ll move too. Aries lives to move. This archetype embodies the third niyama known as tapas, or heat generated by the body. The literal translation of tapas is austerity or discipline – so it is not just heat, but the burning of impurities, a burning which leaves us cleared, ready to commit. Specifically, the heat of Aries emanates from the head – yes, the physical head, but also the head as in the ego.
Stoked by will power and directive force, revel in the glory of your own sweat. Look in the mirror, kiss yourself clean. Before you can truly love or support another, you must love yourself. Self-love is the defining quest, the most difficult journey of all. Be fierce.
A scarlet gem smolders in the pineal gland, arousing the senses. This is the ram’s invincible life-giving power. Suffering sizzles in columns of sparkling orange smoke. Doubt, insecurity and fear evaporate. Fire does not reflect, it moves. See the sun, chase down this endless night. Dance, fill the dark sky with your light. Get up at dawn and practice powerful morning breathing exercises like kapalabhati and uddiyana bandha. Jump into the day, salute the sun, be a warrior! Energize your body with Aries Yoga.
The first day of Aries is incredibly powerful: to start the day, Mars in Taurus forms a harmonious trine to Pluto. Mars, ruler of Aries, gives us exceptional physical, sexual and creative energy whenever he interacts positively with other planets, especially powerhouse Pluto. We really couldn’t ask for a more potent start to the equinox, which comes exact in the afternoon/early evening. That night we have the third of three supermoons in a row, this one falling in Libra, of course, as this is the constellation opposite Aries and all full moons must categorically fall in the constellation opposite the sun – this is what makes it a full moon.
Mercury will be retrograde for the first week of Aries, but this comes to a blissful halt on Mar 28. On Apr 5 we have the new moon in Aries, which is similar to the spring equinox in the sense that it is like a new year, a massive reawakening, so get excited for more fresh energy and invigoration coming your way in the first week of April. One of the most difficult days of the cycle comes on April 10 when the sun squares Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter Retrograde begins – take it easy, especially in the morning, and keep expectations realistic, even conservative.
On Apr 13, one day after the quarter moon, the sun squares Pluto, the same agent who so graciously ushers in this fiery cycle. Things are looking better by the next day (Apr 14), where the sun forms a harmonious trine to Jupiter – gold star day, as well as Apr 16 when Mercury joins the sun in Aries. The Aries cycle will end as it began, with (another!) full moon in Libra on Apr 19 – this is unusual, but it does happen sometimes – two full moons can occur within the same solar cycle, resulting in two full moons in a row in the same constellation. The sun enters Taurus on Apr 20, a few hours before Venus moves into Aries.
Get excited everyone – this is it! We made it! Dance and BE FREE!