March 19, 2013 – Equinox Grace Meets First Quarter Work

We are in the window of EQUAL LIGHT and DARK. Today and tomorrow, we have equal day and night–perfect balance. This perfect balance is something we can invite deeply into our lives, to balance all the places in us that feel out of balance. This is a time where we can allow the grace of this balance to come inside. Masculine and Feminine, Good and Bad, Happy and Sad, Red and Blue states, every opposite and polarized place on this earth, can experience a washing of balance and neutrality in that center place. In a balanced, (centered) place that rests “in the middle” between two opposite points, we can find the spirit of Equinox.

The EQUINOXES cross the axis of Aries-Libra–in fact–for western astrologers, the equinoxes define the timing and exact beginning point of the signs of Aries and Libra. This is one layer different from the “fixed stars,” the vedic system uses, which are based on the fixed stars that live a layer behind the sun’s seasonal cycle, which we can project like a wheel on top of the wheel of the fixed stars. We, in our western-based astrological system, work with these seasonal points. So the first day of 30 days of Aries begins at the moment of equal light and dark, which this year, happens at 4:02 am, pdt (pacific daylight time), tomorrow morning. (the exact moment of Equinox)

These zodiacal solar-seasonal based signs are based on seasonal forces of life, from seed to fruition to harvest, to decay, to purification, to new birth again. Now, at Equinox, at the first day of Aries, the SUN’s cycle is at a first quarter square. (We began a new solar cycle at the darkest point, the Winter Solstice, which we consider the end and the beginning, of the new solar year of creation.) This Equinox point is a point of further creation, where we take the seed desires and seed thoughts that arose at winter solstice birth point, and plant them even deeper into creation. Here at this point of balance, we can cultivate and adjust our creations, tweaking them with our attention, work and refinement. Spring Equinox is another beginning, starting the season of Spring in our world in North America.

MOON SQUARE VENUS & SUN this morning invite personal work in this lunar 28-day cycle of creation. We’re a week from peak fruition of this cycle of creation, so we’re at a work point. Now is a good time to “do the work and planning,” for what will come in the next 21 days of the rest of the creation cycle. Mercury is direct now, winding out of our initiatory journey of the last six weeks. We’re still unwinding this spritual journey, and we’re in a FIRST QUARTER WORK POINT, in the lunar cycle, and in the solar year cycle (the equinox). So today is a first quarter work point in a micro and macro creation cycle.

MOON goes into the VOID in the middle of the day between Gemini and Cancer, between 10:27 am, pdt and 11:55 am, pdt. At 11:55 am, pdt, MOON enters Mama Cancer, where it remains through the Equinox point and the masculine-mars-feeling of SUN entering Aries. So Mother and Warrior are merging in this Equinox magic portal.

MOON TRINE NEPTUNE this evening at 7:39 pm, pdt, offers us a link between personal and divine flows of energy that is harmonious, receptive and gifted.

MOON in Cancer TRINE MERCURY in Pisces, at 11:54 pm, pdt, offers a personal meeting with the deep and personal journey we’ve been on for the last six weeks or so.  In this last six weeks, we’ve travelled some incredibly transformative and confusing time to be in. We’ve rewired our brains at least once, changed perception a few times, and allowed the universe to work us over in its own way.  Now we can take a look at what we have been through and possibly even see some higher meaning in it all, or understand how it is all connected to something larger than we are.

May we come to acceptance, peace and higher vision in honor of neutrality and balance, cycles of creation, and the universal seasons that cultivate our soul and human self.

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