Sacred Balance with the Aries Spring Equinox
Equinox: equal balance between night and day — dark and light
Sunday, March 20 — 8:34 a.m. PDT
No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the
only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and
balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. — Louise L. Hay
The movement of the Sun into Aries marks the beginning of the seasonal and Astrological New Year. Celebrated throughout the world, the changing of the seasons are magical astronomical events. The picture above captures an Equinox solar alignment in South Africa. The photographer, Dean Liprini, was led to this sacred site by his spirit guides, whereby he most appropriately gave it the name “Sacred Grailstone.”1
Amazing solar alignments like the one above are recorded at many ancient sacred sites throughout the world — sites such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Chaco Canyon in the United States, Stonehenge in England, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Chichen Itza in Mexico, to name just a few. Each are precisely aligned to celestial events.
How did our ancestors obtain the tools and skills for such precise astronomical accuracy? What were they honoring? Could they have been marking the return of light and the giver of life — the Sun? Rebirth and renewal? Balance and stability? Or was it something more?!
Astronomically, in the Northern Hemisphere both the Spring and the Fall Equinox mark the only two days that the Earth’s axis is not titled toward or away from the Sun, resulting in equal day and night all over the world.
Symbolically, equal dark of night and the light of day mark a period of balance. With the surreal events that continue to occur on our planet this Equinox is an opportune time to strive for greater inner stability and equilibrium.
Astrologically, Aries is the sign representing initiations into new frontiers. Therefore, this is also a wonderful time of year to set aside time and create intentions for the manifestation of brand-new beginnings.
Since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac it carries a powerful force. As the Sun makes its grand entrance into Aries it crosses over the “Aries Zero Point” (0° Aries) where it becomes extremely potent. Aries is the courageous warrior archetype and conqueror. If out of balance, Aries can become ruthless, concerned only with its personal wants and desires, incapable of considering others’ needs. When balanced, Aries trusts and follows its instincts, garnering unlimited potential to become a strong leader and visionary.
Aries enjoys blazing new trails and is forever forging and initiating new beginnings. Therefore, setting intentions, which are followed up with sincere effort and action during Aries season can create real change in your life. Be careful what you wish for though, you just might get it!
Take steps that nurture your desired goals, expect them to sprout and grow during the next three months and blossom during the Summer Solstice so when the Fall Equinox occurs you will have a bountiful harvest! Then, during the winter months you can assess your results.
Happy Spring intention setting!
Astrology Trivia: Did you know that Easter occurs the first Sunday following the Full Moon after the Spring Equinox? The next Full Moon happens to occur on Friday, April 16, and therefore, Easter occurs on April 17.
1. Dean Liprini leads sacred-site tours in Africa and was gracious enough to allow me to present his photo in this article. I hope you like it as much as I do! You can learn more about Dean Liprini on Instagram and at: Sacred Tours South Africa | Dean Liprini
Copyright 2022 by Linda Kaye