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Aries Equinox – March 20, 2021

Aries Equinox – March 20, 2021

The Aries Equinox heralds the new astrological year.  Depending on what hemisphere you live in, you are about to enjoy the coming of Spring or Fall; both are lovely in my book.

When the Sun comes back to 0 degrees and 00 minutes of Aries — known as the vernal equinox — it’s a time of the year where the day and the night are in balance (equal in length). This specific degree is known as the Aries Point in astrology. This point vibrates with the other Cardinals signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).  Zero degrees of any one of the Cardinals signs can be considered the “Aries Point”.  These degrees mark the beginning of the:

  • 1st House – Physical self, personality, early childhood
  • 4th House – Your home, family, ancestry
  • 7th House – Partners, relationships, marriage
  • 10th House – Career, reputation, social responsibility

These houses rule our relationship with ourselves, our family, significant others, and our career. They also represent the beginning point for each of the four seasons. These are the “pillars” of our evolution so, if you have anything near 0 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs…you are really going to feel this renewal of energy.  This is a pattern you may be very familiar with, or this could be the year to start paying attention to how to best tap into this primal energy. You can find the Aries Point in your personal natal chart at Foxy Astrology.  Just click on the “Create Your Birth Chart” link under my blog posts.

Other celestial seeds of influence

Let’s talk about some of the longer-term aspects that are sprinkled in here and what else we celebrate at this time. Resurrection is a major theme at this time of the year.  As we balance the light of the Sun (day) with the dark of the Moon (night), it’s like a reboot not only for the Earth, but for the individual as well. 

  • This year the Sun will only be 2 degrees away from Venus in Pisces.  This represents the deepest desires for what we love and value and can give you the motivation you need to be authentic about your choices. 
  • Also, there is a stellium in Gemini surrounding the North Node, or the future collective destiny of all of us.  There is Mars at 9 degrees, the North Node at 13 degrees, the Moon at 16 degrees, and Psyche at 18 degrees.  This is very much a focus on the future and learning more about rapid changes to communication, quantum leaps in technology, and how you adjust to living in this new paradigm that changes before you can even master it.  We are all newly born indeed.

A celebration of rebirth

Have you heard of the Germanic goddess known as Ostara?  Her name means, “moving in the direction of the Sun.” When Christians were creating there annual celebrations they often borrowed from their Pagan friends and they adopted the “resurrection” of the Earth to represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ as well.  Ostara became known as Easter. 

Just like the Aries point itself, the beginning of the zodiac — as well as the first house of the self — could be represented by the fertilization of the egg; another symbol prevalent at this time of the year.  Who hasn’t enjoyed an afternoon decorating, hiding, and then searching for the bright and colorful Easter eggs? A representation of our inescapable cycle of existence: birth, growth, death, and rebirth.

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Psyche conjunct the North Node of the Moon – March 2021

Psyche conjunct the North Node of the Moon – March 2021

Once upon a time…there was an asteroid named Psyche and she was exactly conjunct the future destiny of the universe.  Hold-up! That isn’t just a story, it is actually happening.  Psyche and the North Node are about to exactly conjunct in Gemini, but they will be conjunct most of March 2021. 

Psyche means “soul” in Greek and in astrology she represents not just our soul, but our perceived needs, particularly in the relationship department. When she is conjunct the North Node of the Moon it is time to take inventory of your soul’s journey and what — and maybe who — you need for the road ahead.

One of the things that I love about Psyche is that her mythology is the basis for several fairy tales: Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. Even though Psyche struggles with experiences that are frightening and heart-breaking, they allow her to mature and undergo great personal transformation; leading to the discovery of her authentic self. The asteroid Psyche was discovered in on March 17, 1852, during Pisces Season.  Is it any wonder that Pisces rules the 12th House, and relates to the mind and the deep connection to the soul?  I am sure Carl Jung’s reply would be, “Duh!”

The Nodes of the Moon are elliptical points, not actual celestial objects.  The North Node represents our dharma (future destiny), and the South Node represents our karma (past/past life).  They always travel retrograde, and they are always exactly opposite in a chart.  You have your own nodes in your natal chart, but the nodes in the main chart, the collective chart, impacts all our lives.

Currently, the North Node in the main chart is in Gemini and the South Node is in Sagittarius.  The Gemini/Sagittarius axis deals with gathering information/needing to find meaning in our lives. With Psyche conjunct our collective future destiny in Gemini (the sign of the Twins) it could be time to consider the duality of the world.  Remember, there are two sides to every story, and then there’s the truth.

The  Psyche/North Node conjunction goes on most of this month but will be exact on Saturday, March 6 at 15 degrees and 21 minutes of Gemini. If you plot Psyche in your chart (she is asteroid #16) you can find your true soul’s desire.

  • If you have anything between 13 – 17 degrees of any of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you could really feel this challenge to your perception or understanding of your future path and who you might be taking, or not taking, with you.
  • If you have anything between those same degrees in Libra, or especially Aquarius, you could experience this as a huge personal breakthrough.  Right now, Jupiter is conjunct Mercury in the around that 17 – 18 degree mark of Aquarius so this could be hugely inspirational for everyone but especially folks with major aspect at those degrees.

As we experience soul growth our story continues to change and evolve. Studying your natal chart can help you understand how you have changed, and where you are evolving to.  If you are over 35 years of age you might want to consider getting a progressed chart done; it can be quite enlightening since it tracks the evolution of your chart placements, which progress as you live your life.  So, for example, a Capricorn could eventually become more like a Pisces as time goes on. I don’t know about you — but after climbing up all those mountains — taking a nice long swim could be the best happily-ever-after.