Monday, March 20th, 2017
On March 20th, the day and the night are equal. All around the world and throughout the historical ages men and women, along with the rest of Mother Nature, celebrated this day as either the Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere) and the Fall Equinox (Southern Hemisphere). It is a day to celebrate balance, equality, equilibrium, and harmony. It is the Astrological day of Equality-for-All! On an individual level, the equinox represents a day when your masculine and feminine sides can come together and make love. It is the Sunset & Dawn of the year depends of where you are located on the globe.
I often wondered about the Southern/Northern hemisphere issue and how seasons, and therefore distribution of light, changes above and below the equator. But since Astrology like Alchemy adheres to the old axiom: As Above so Below, we can deduct that whatever happens above the equator also happens below.
Last week I took my partner on a modernism trip to Palm Spring and we made a stop at the world's largest rotating aerial tramway. While one tram slides effortlessly down the mountain using the gravitational forces, it pulls the other tram upward. When the tram reaches the bottom, and top, they switch roles and slide the other way. It dawned on me that this is the same mechanism of the energy exchange that takes place between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. On March 20th, those who live in the north spring into action, our days get longer and we become more masculine and start our journey outward. At the same time, in the south our friends will start Autumn and go deeper inward and exercise their femininity. It is like breathing in and out. The engine of creation.
what to do?
If you are north of the equator:
On Monday, spring springs into action and we begin the Astrological year. It is the first day of Aries which is the sign of action, leadership, initiation and liberation. You will feel a change of energy, like a new breeze coming into your life. We are finally liberated from the slavery of winter. After all, Spring Equinox is the original festivity that later gave birth to Passover and Easter.
The full effects of the spring will be felt after Mercury goes direct, May 5th. On the spring equinox you can make your plans for the next six months. What do you want to accomplish in the yang part of the year? Find an action, a project, an enterprise you would like to conquer. On Monday, do something that can symbolize the first step of that journey.
If you are south of the equator:
From Monday, the nights will grow and you will find yourself more thoughtful, emotional, and in need to nest, go deeper, and meditate. Now that the yin part of the year begins, you will find yourself in need for solitude, reflection and creation. It is a time for healing emotional wounds, helping others and cocooning.
It is the first day of Libra, the sign of relationships, justice, art and design. On Monday, find what you want to focus on for the next six months. It could be a new yoga, dance or martial art regiment. Maybe a commitment for deeper and longer meditation. It is a good time for starting a creative, design, artistic project or a healing process.
I wish you a happy change of season and much love, happiness, health and abundance.
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Gahl is an established author and has been teaching workshops on Kabbalah, Astrology, and Mysticism around the globe for over a decade. His first book, A Wish Can Change Your Life, has been translated into over seven languages and is endorsed by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. His latest work, Cosmic Navigator, is the essential reference guide to understanding your astrological make up.