We have several "events" taking place on Friday 20 March 2015, and while I'm here to talk about Spring Equinox energies, I want to also mention these other events and their relevance on this date.
Spring Equinox: 4:45pm MDT / 22:45 UTC
New Moon: 3:36am MDT / 9:36am UTC
Total Solar Eclipse: begins: 1:41am MDT / 7:41 am UTC
ends: 5:50am MDT / 11:50am UTC
March 20th is also a Master Number 22 Day.
On Spring Equinox, the Sun moves into the first house of the zodiac, Aries, from the last house of the zodiac, Pisces.
On this particular Spring Equinox, the Moon will be in Pisces at 29.27 degrees (29.29 is the last degree possible, before moving into the next house). Because the New Moon happens in the middle of the night, and Spring Equinox happens approximately 12 hours later, both the Moon and the Sun will be in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.
So, long story short, not only are new beginnings possible, they are guaranteed!
It is rare that both the Sun and the Moon move into Aries (the first sign of the zodiac) on Equinox. Even a New Moon on Equinox is rare. This is a very rare opportunity that we are being given here, to move into the New.
Now let's look at another variable - the fact that March 20 is a Master Number 22 day. Master Number 22 is the Builder, it is using the building blocks that we have been given, to build a better future for ourselves. Use this day to build towards your future.
Add it all together and it spells Brand New You! Manifest Your Dreams! And, of course, you are being given the energy that you need to become who you came here to be. It is time to step out of your comfort zone and move forward. At breakneck speed, I might add, for that is how quickly it is all happening!
Now back to the subject of Spring Equinox and its energies.
Spring Equinox is the time when the Wheel turns towards the Direction of East, represented by the Element of Air. Grandfather Sun is also said to live in the East, as that is where He rises each day, and it is the Direction that we pray towards each day. East stands for new beginnings, rebirth, renewal, focus, clarity, and illumination. East is the season of Spring, ranging from Spring Equinox, until Summer Solstice, when the Wheel turns towards the South.
East and South are masculine Directions, where West and North are feminine Directions. A better way to explain this is that in the Spring (East) and Summer (South) we are moving forward, taking action in the material world. In the Autumn (West) and Winter (North) we are being receptive, learning and healing our inner world. Therefore, East and South are the outer world, whereas West and North are our inner world. Action vs. Receptivity.
East represents our Mental Body, South our Physical Body, West our Emotional Body, and North our Spiritual Body. In the Spring, we are using our minds to move forward, thinking our way to clarity.
The color of the East is yellow (in most systems), and it's metal is Gold, representing the Sun. The stones that best work with the energies of the East are Crystal Quartz, while Amber and Sunstone are stones that work best with Grandfather Sun's energies. Crystal Quartz also embodies the energies of focus and clarity, while Amber assists our mental abilities, and Sunstone brings the Sun's energies of joy and happiness into our lives. Other yellow stones that assist these energies are Citrine, Honey Calcite, and yellow or golden Topaz. These are all Solar Plexus Chakra stones, Amber and Sunstone included. Our Solar Plexus Chakra is our Power Center, the seat of our personal power, and it's color is also yellow. The masculine energies (forward movement, the outer world, mental abilities) assist us in believing in ourselves even more, thus assisting our Solar Plexus Chakra, as does Grandfather Sun with His energies of Light, Strength, Stamina, forward movement, sunshine, joy, and happiness.
It all ties together in so many ways!
Symbolism for Spring Equinox includes seeds, grass, flowers - especially Daffodils, Eggs (representative of new life), Sun symbols, rabbits (fertility), chicks (new life), lambs (purity of the new), and of course Eagle who is the Totem Animal of the Direction of East.
Colors for Spring Equinox are yellow, of course! And any pastel color - think Easter Eggs!
Herbs that work with the energies of Spring Equinox include: Alfalfa, Basil, Chamomile, Yellow Corn, Green Tea, Peppermint, Poppy Seeds, Red Clover, Sunflower Seeds, and Yucca seeds which represent Transmutation, and unifies our will with our intention.
Oak is another one to use at Spring Equinox, as it is the Oak King's half of the year.
Equinoxes are balance points - days when we have equal amounts of darkness and light. This makes it an opportunity to create balance in our own lives. One way we can do this is to release the old and bring in the new. Another way is to equally balance our masculine and feminine sides - being outgoing and forward moving and working in the external world, while spending an equal amount of time being receptive, quiet, meditating, working on our inner worlds, and inner lives. Balance family time with personal time - or time spent with friends with personal time. Balance home life with movement in the outer, social world. Balance your Chakras! Balance what needs to be balanced in your own life, and in doing so, we create balance and harmony in our world.
And the balance needed in our world is about learning to live in harmony with All of Life once more. So as the plants and trees and flowers begin to bloom, as the Creature-beings begin to emerge from their Winter dens, as more Light begins to pour into our world, remember, we are all equal here, and have an equal place on this Earth. We are here to learn from one another, to teach one another, to respect one another, and to have compassion for one another. For I am another you, as are we all.
Happy Spring Equinox!
May your transformation bring you all that you need!
Abundant Blessings to us all!