Yesterday afternoon marked the Spring Equinox, the beginning of Aries Season and the beginning of a new astrological year. The sun has come to life and is rising up from the earth again after winter. In ancient pagan times in Europe this was a time of celebration of life, celebration of simply having survived the winter. Festivals honoring the season often involved ceremonial dances, feasting, sexuality and fertility rites to the gods and goddesses. It was and remains the time to plant new seeds of all sorts.
There are two tarot cards I have always associated with Aries. The Magician Major Arcana tarot card for the sign of Aries and the Ace of Wands for Aries Season itself. The Magician is bold and confident, they are inspired by the gods and goddesses, adept with the tools of magic and the elements of nature and able to create something from nothing. The Ace of Wands is the ace of new beginnings. In some respects it could be seen as a Minor Arcana version of The Fool card. The Fool of course is the naïve innocent in search of experience, and it is the beginning of the journey represented in the Major Arcana.
The Sun will harmonize during its journey through Aries with the planets of love and creation and of energy and action, Venus and Mars, as they continue their transits through Aquarius. Mercury will join The Sun in Aries next week, aligning thought and being. The Sun will manifest healing as it passes across Chiron in Aries. The Sun will form no planetary oppositions and only a late season square with Pluto in Capricorn as it moves through Aries, which suggests there will be less obstacles in the path of desires and ambitions this Aries Season.
Aries Season is a time to consider what you want to create in your life, both during the next four weeks and over the coming twelve months, a time to consider where you want to put your energies and passions and what you want to grow, and then a time to take assertive action toward realization of that which you desire to manifest. The Sun is Aries says live with passion and intent!
Duncan de La Montagne
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