We’ve reached the equinox – that moment of perfect balance in the year, when the day is as long as the night, or the dark is as long as the light.
It’s the beginning of the astrological year, when the Sun steps into Aries, perhaps with a little shake of excitement to get rid of the dampness of Pisces. Whether you’re North or South, there’s a little brisk friskiness at the equinox, a sense of possibilities and potential. The possibility of starting something afresh.
This year is special, of course, because there’s a lush full Moon in Libra, the sign of relationships. Sun and Moon are in balance across the sky. So we step into this new year, perhaps, hand-in-hand with a companion, or a possible companion. It’s interesting that there’s not been a Full Moon on this day for 19 years. Did anything start or finish for you then?
Today, also, Chiron in Aries now for most of the coming decade, gets his first conjunction with the Sun, and that Full Moon across the Zodiac. What can you heal? Where do you hurt? Who have you hurt?
If you were born in 1968 or 1969, you may be having your Chiron Return.
And there’s something else about this fresh new start. Mercury’s retrograde in Pisces may have helped some of us find forgiveness, for ourselves or for others.
Oh — and happy international astrology day.