know we celebrated the new year on January 1 but this week marks the true new year, with the Equinox, the Sun moving into the sign of Aries and nature’s birthing of a new season. It has always seemed strange to me that we celebrate new year in the winter (in the northern hemisphere), a time when we are hibernating, slowed down energetically, it’s cold outside and we all want to stay indoors. Spring is a time of preparation, clearing, making room for new growth and opportunities, and preparing for new beginnings.
This Equinox follows last week’s grand trine in earth signs and we have all seen the Venus and Jupiter shining brightly in the evening sky together. These are the planets that bring us beauty and blessings and while it may not feel like the world is being blessed right now, it is certainly being awakened. Blessings sometimes come in unusual packages and we’re all being blessed with new beginnings, which always follow endings. Something has to end before something else can begin.
With the Equinox on March 22 we have a balance of daylight and darkness, and ongoing retrogrades of Mercury, Mars and Saturn. So while we’re called to move forward, we have to do so very mindfully, paying attention to where the energy stops moving because these are our areas of greatest blessing. Where we are stuck is where we need to pay attention to what we are energizing and ask whether we want to continue energizing that part of our life. Is a more powerful choice possible? Do we have the courage to consider and pursue it?
We are living in times of great transformation and opportunities for change are everywhere. Whatever is out of balance is being brought into focus so we can align with a higher energy, approach life and living from a more enlightened perspective, become aware of our potential for more fulfilling, joyful and loving living and then take guided action to create it. This week, ask yourself where you can create balance in your life. What is out of balance, out of alignment or just not working for you? Is someone being frustrating, annoying or not honoring you? How can you re-focus your energetic expression to create joy in your life? Then bless wherever you are stuck because this is showing you how you can restore balance and move into joy. And make this the first day of your happy, powerful, joyful and joy-filled new year.
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