Sun in Aries / Spring Equinox / Ostara / Astrological New Year – March 20, 2021

Tomorrow we have a few things happening! The Sun moves into the sign of Aries, which also means it’s the Astrological New Year! This is a fresh start for us as we move through a new astrological cycle. 🌞🌱

Last year in March, the energy was tough with the Sun conjunct Chiron and a Capricorn Stellium. This year is shaping up to be much more optimistic, with the Sun being closely conjunct to Venus. 👫

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and brings fresh, motivated energy. Aries is fiery, bold, enthusiastic, and always ready to take action. ♈️🐏

March 20 is also Spring Equinox and the Pagan Celebration of Ostara. This is a time of balance, and a time to celebrate life and Spring! 🐣

In researching the origins of Ostara, I found some conflicting information, as is usually the case when it comes to how holidays came to be.

In some interpretations, Ostara (Eostre or Eastre) is the Germanic Goddess of Spring and dawn. It is said that Pagan Anglo-Saxons held festivals in her honour. The symbols of Ostara are hares/rabbits (fertility), eggs/seeds (creation), serpent/dragon (kundalini energy is high!), flowers, and the colors green, yellow, purple, pink, blue, and orange. This is where coloured eggs and most Easter traditions originated from. It is said that when Catholicism tried to take over, they changed the name to Easter and changed the day it was celebrated to coincide with the resurrection of Jesus.

In the Catholic Faith, there are 2 holidays that get mixed up with the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. The first, occurring on March 25th, is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day that Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary she was “with child”. This occurs 9 months prior to Jesus’s birth, December 25th.

The other holiday that gets mixed up with this is Easter. Easter too, celebrates the victory of a God of Light (Jesus) over darkness (Death), so it makes sense to be celebrated at this time.

It is said that Easter is named after Eostre, the ancient Teutonic (German) Goddess of the Spring Moon. This coincides with the German Goddess origins of Ostara, except for the fact that Eostre was a lunar Goddess. Eostre is where we get the name Estrogen from, the female hormone. Her holiday, the Eostara, was held on the Full Moon AFTER the Vernal Equinox. Of course, the Church doesn’t celebrate Full Moons, so they chose for Easter to be on the following Sunday. Thus, Easter is always the following Sunday, after the Full Moon, after the Vernal Equinox. It should be noted, that the Church was so adamant about not incorporating Lunar Goddess symbolism, that they added a further calculation; if Easter Sunday falls on the Full Moon itself, the Easter is postponed to the following Sunday.

The other theme we see around Easter, is the decent of the God or Goddess into the Underworld for a period of 3 days. We see this when Jesus died on the cross and went to the Underworld for 3 days until he ascended into Heaven. We also see this in Pagan religion, and other historic traditions too. The fact that we are dealing with a 3 day period, indicates a lunar theme for Easter, and not a solar one.

Another piece of conflicting information said that there is no evidence of Ostara being celebrated at all in Pagan times, and that evidence doesn’t show up until the 1800’s.

It can be hard to pin down the origins of our traditions, but it is quite obvious to me that most, if not all of our traditions, began as an effort to honour nature and it’s cycles. Somewhere along the lines, Ostara became about celebrating Spring, and Eostara is the lunar celebration of the Vernal Equinox. 🌞🌝

Enjoy this time of celebration and growth! Enjoy the increase in the light! Celebrate new beginnings! Look to this next season with optimism and hope. 🌷🐞

Also, on March 21, Venus enters Aries too, ramping up the love energy! It brings a renewal of the heart, and reminds us of our innocence and that we instinctively know what we want. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Happy Spring Equinox! 🌷🌞🌱

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Spring Equinox & Full Moon in Libra – March 20, 2019

Let everything go on this full moon, and enter spring with fresh energy! 💧🌱☀️🌕🌎

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Weekly Angel Card Reading – Week of September 24, 2017

The crystals I am working with for the week are Fuchsite, Banded Agate and Sunshine Aura Quartz. I use these crystals to connect to your energy, to connect to the message meant for you, and to send the healing properties of the crystals to you.

Fuchsite – A stone of health. Assists with recovery and immunity. Helps one recover from emotional or physical problems. Brings friendliness, compassion, and lightheartedness.

Banded Agate – Called the earth rainbow. Increases concentration, honesty and memory. It helps bring spiritual experiences into everyday reality. Brings love to the chakras to rid negative energy.

Sunshine Aura Quartz – Heals old hurts and traumas, and overcomes a sense of disappointment or bitterness with life. Inspires optimism, joy and spontaneity. It helps to bring the body into balance.

When I do readings, sometimes things appear to be in a linear fashion, like a story line. These crystals are showing me; that the past was once watery… unstable, dangerous and sometimes rocky. Times have been a bit grey lately, rigid, boring, repetitive. What’s ahead though.. that’s where the real beauty lies. We have to keep faith in the sunshine up ahead. There is so much beauty on the horizon, and it’s not time to give up now. Keep pushing and moving forward and working on yourself. Be the sunshine in your own life… Be a light everywhere you go. Keep your heart light, and show friendliness and compassion to all the people you encounter. When you exude energy like that, it is sure to come back to you in magical ways. This is also how we heal. By loving the shit out of everyone… including, and especially, our own selves. Especially those who have wronged us. Let go of all the disappointments of the past. Look forward to who you are becoming, who you want to be now. Live life with joy and a sense of optimism. Have faith in the beauty to come for you. Let’s see what the cards say for the week ahead.

The cards are amazing, as per usual. The good times are coming, very soon, dear ones. The horizon is so beautiful, and the majestic unicorn is here enchanting our lives, making our wishes come true. Keep radiating beautiful light energy in your life, and you will see is reflected back at you, with beautiful abundance and magical experiences. We don’t need to rush through life, as we are building ourselves right now. Growing and changing to be more in alignment with the people we want to be. More in alignment with the light. All of our previous life experiences have built up a solid foundation in our life, one where we are now ready to share our light and compassion with others. We have gone through a rebirth, and now we are rebuilding ourselves as we see fit going forward. No more restriction or fear, just beautiful unbridled freedom, joy and happiness. A life where we are one with nature, connected to all that is. One where our spirituality and magic is reflected in everyday life. Be present for the magical moments in your life, and ground yourself in appreciation. Then watch as more and more beauty and magic is attracted back to you.

Very Soon – This card wants you to know that your prayers are coming true very soon. There’s no need to hurry or rush, and there’s definitely no need to worry. (After all, worry can slow down your wishes.) Your desires are coming true in what’s known as “Divine Timing”. This means that they are happening at exactly the perfect time for everyone involved. All the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place in just the right way. You’ll be very pleased with the results! This card asks you to keep believing and not to give up hope. As you’re waiting, put your energy into taking positive action to help your prayers along. For instance, if you get a strong feeling to do something like reading a book, taking a class, or writing something, it’s important that you do so. You’ve created your own luck because of your strong faith, your positive thoughts, and your willingness to do the work that’s needed to make your dreams come true.

Building Blocks –

Essential Meanings: Strong foundations; a beautiful work in progress.

The Oracle’s Message: You have everything you need to cultivate an extraordinary life. This is a time when your focus needs to be on the foundations you build upon. Your work, your relationships, and your very being are underwritten by your values, ethics, morals, and core beliefs. Are they still true for you? Will they stand the test of time and serve the solid grounding upon which you construct your life? Now you are making changes that will affect everything in a positive way. Your destiny is truly a remarkable and beautiful design.

Relationship Message: When you see this card, know that you are attracting new relationships into your life – and solidifying the ones you already have – by building them on the foundations of honesty, humility, clear communication, and a genuine desire to know one another. You are moving toward laying the groundwork for a relationship with the firm footing that will ensure it can withstand any storm. Long-standing relationships are also repaired and strengthened. You and the other person are stronger, wiser, and more powerful together than apart.

Prosperity Message: You have everything you need to turn iron into gold in the alchemical process of creating the prosperous life you desire. (Inserting Tarot Reading I received last night here for synchronicity sake): Now is the time to build on the strong foundation you have already laid for your prosperity. Keep in mind that these building blocks are imbued with the sparkling energy of your intentions. Own your dream, and remember that you always have more than enough and you always are enough, so abundance is ever present. Your creativity is Divinely inspired, and the design for your life is taking shape in service to the world. You are meant for success.

Protection Message: Now is the time to address the cracks in the foundations of your life. Perhaps your values have changed and it is time to strengthen your convictions and let go of the things that no longer serve the vision you have for your life. Or perhaps, you chose to ignore the signs that a situation or agreement you have entered into is not right for you. Remove the rotten pieces and reinforce your core moral strength and integrity. Now is the time for righteous honesty, for you are called to renovate and upgrade your consciousness! You will be so happy when you do. Spirit has a spectacular blueprint for your life far beyond your imagination. Don’t be afraid to replace what’s not solid.

Spring Equinox – The spring equinox, also called the vernal equinox, occurs on March 20 or 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and September 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the point when the sun crossed the plane of the equator, and day and night are the same length across the planet. Earth Mother is pregnant and is birthing once again. Crops can once again be planted. This card features a rendition of Ostara, sometimes spelled Oestre or Eastre, as Germanic goddess of spring. Ostara is also a northern European name for Astarte, which means “womb”; and is another name for Venus, the goddess of love, passion, and creativity. The Christian holiday of Easter stems from this goddess, and in this card we see some archetypal symbols of the spring equinox that represent the rebirth of the world, such as rabbits, eggs and flowers. It is indeed a time for renewal. You thought this passage you have been through would never end. Just as certain that the light of the world fade every few months, it makes its return, and the Earth rejoices. The fresh breath of spring sweeps away the cobwebs acquired from the absence of the light. The light is now obviously increasing as Nature begins to emerge in all her many forms, shapes and colours that remind us of the continual cycles of Earth Mother. This cycle of rebirth you are experiencing follows a considerably challenging time. Any tears you may have shed have cleared the way for what has been gestating, which is now ripe and ready to emerge. That which no longer serves you need to be put to rest so that a freshness and newness of spirit can make itself known to you. Sometimes birth can be painful, particularly in that passage just before delivery, yet what emerges can be fresh and beautiful. Be with the emergence of this next cycle with faith and grace.

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