Spring Equinox 2017: The view from here

In  Bloomington, Indiana, the Sun reaches 0°00 Aries at 6:29 am EDT tomorrow morning, that’s Monday, March 20, 2017.

If you recall, Spring Equinox is the moment when the days and nights are equal, but switching over, so that from tomorrow on through Summer Solstice, the days will grow longer than the nights.

In other words, Spring Equinox is a moment of balance. We balance the dark and the light within ourselves. Balance what is difficult with what is easy. Balance pain with joy, loss with abundance. It’s never just one or the other. One extreme of any duality is always ascending while the other descends. Once “at the top of our game” we begin the dissolution.

In other words, humility is always in order during the ascent of light, and patience in order during the descent into dark. Both. And when we do manage to stretch ourselves in both directions so that however extreme one pole, we sense the other as equal to it; when we do manage to balance ourselves in the exact center of this awesome expanse, then we have arrived. Love pours through that opening space within.

About this chart:

First off, the main architecture of these months (December 2016 – September 2017), the unpredictable, powerful, crazy-making, intensely creative cardinal cross of initiation formed with Pluto in Capricorn square (90°) to the opposition (180°) between with Jupiter in Libra and Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries, continues.

And next, in terms of this Spring Equinox moment, the transit Moon just happens to be exactly conjunct Saturn which itself is conjunct that famous Galactic Center at 27° Sagittarius.

This, I would say, is the most important configuration in the Spring Equinox chart. It asks us to pay attention to the big (Sagittarian) picture, whatever that means for any of us. Let us challenge ourselves to plumb the depths of whatever be-lie-f system (Saturn) we consciously or unconsciously hold in place that prevents us from opening further, ever further, to allow the august mystery of the universe to penetrate our awareness. I.e., let us not, ever again, think that we know what we are doing because we know the “correct” way to think. Do we? What is correct among the billions of points of view, each one inhabited by at least one person now alive on this planet? Yes, who is correct? Is there any such thing as “correct”? Any one point of view central to the entire universe? How could there be, when space is infinite and time is a tiny matrix we are caught in on this tiny planet Earth.

Let us relax and rejoice in the billions of points of view, rather than trying to kill all of them off except the one, we, who are “correct,” subscribe to. Huh? Since when do I know everything? Or even anything?

Notice, in this Spring Equinox chart, by the way, that the powerful Moon/Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius harmoniously trines (120°) the Uranus/Eris conjunction in Aries: New, unpredictable points of view zing in from everywhere, especially from the Galactic Center — that black hole? white hole? which draws us, ever onward, into the divine ocean of being.

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3 Responses to Spring Equinox 2017: The view from here

  1. Jamie Beatty says:

    Thank you. I love your astrology writing.

  2. I balance eggs every year~ it has become my springtime ritual. I set my intentions (similar to New Year’s resolutions) , then I dye the raw eggs with Easter egg dye. After that, I draw a symbol on each egg, to symbolize each intention. About 30 minutes before the equinox, I start balancing. I almost always get all twelve eggs balanced (and on a flat surface like the countertop ~ no cheating). I have also balanced a broom, for hours!

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