By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Leo Moon on the eve of the Vernal Equinox. The Moon will turn Void-of-Course on the 18th, at 11:19 a.m. and stay in that mode for about ten hours until it enters Virgo at 9:14 on Monday night. The sun will enter Aries and the Equinox will take place on March 20 this year. This annual milestone will coincide with a full Libra moon.
I look forward to the first day of spring more than most kids look forward to Christmas. The energy that flows through the matrix on the vernal equinox is like an elixir to me; the older I get the more I can feel it. This year it started to hit me in early February. Since then, it has been building up in a crescendo that, at this point, makes it hard to hear myself think or focus on anything but how good it feels to be alive.
Flocks of bluebirds are feeling it too. They are already making their nests, and getting fat on the orange berries that grow near my neighbor’s porch. As they fill the air with songs that awaken the child in me, on my way out to play, I keep hearing them sing, ‘”We are living in a new time. This is a new day.”
Listening to this refrain, and reflecting on the changes that have brought us to this place, stellar infusions that have altered everything about us turn the answer to the whole question of, “Wßhat do we do next?’” into something that can only be answered from moment to moment. At this point perhaps the best we can do is be receptive and remain open to whatever these new frequencies have to teach us.
As we close the gap between the 2018 Winter Solstice and whatever the next phase is meant to be, other indicators show us that life on this planet is already walking the fine line between one level of consciousness and the next. By the time Wednesday rolls around, the annual opportunity to hit the reset button and start all over again opens the space for us to look at what happens on the first day of Spring.
From an astronomical perspective what’s going on is, the Sun is crossing the plane of the Ecliptic at what is known as “The Aries Point.” This is the point that occupies the gap between the last degree of Pisces and the first degree of the sign Aries. It is the Alpha and Omega point that connects the end of one cycle to the beginning of another – it is the point where the Ouroboros meets its tail and life begins another round in the spiral of evolution.
What I love most about the shift that occurs whenever the Sun crosses this node is the idea that for the last month and a half, the dream factor has been stirring patterns of thought and emotion in the waters of Pisces –otherwise known as “The Womb of Creation,” “The Great Void” or the “Waters of the Deep” – and now this fluid is ready to be fertilized by something external so that life can go on to the next thing.
The minute the Sun meets the Aries Point, what until that moment has been totally invisible and mysterious, is galvanized by the purest form of male energy on the planet. The symbol for Aries is a pair of horns: this in itself would be enough to underscore it as a totally masculine force. Taking it one step further, anyone can see that these horns are a pictograph of a seminal emission. And this is the essence of what is going on at the Vernal Equinox: the female presence is fully awake and waiting to be stirred by the first cause, or the force that erupts when she is inseminated by the male: it is the point of cosmic fertilization.
It is also the moment when the snake meets its tail, and for that reason the Aries Point becomes synonymous with Zero Point, and with anything that lives in the still point where ‘Nothingness’ gives life to ‘Everything’. It is there that the manifest world is infused with the Male frequency, whose strength is overpowering enough to provide the impetus and momentum for a whole new cycle.
Which brings us down to: what do we want to create? We have to ask this question because the first day of spring is where the invisible wish that was only a seed atom back at the 2018 Winter Solstice, and the desires of the heart that nourished that seed back at the Mid-Winter Cross Quarter, are about to reach the surface of expression so that whatever those dreams contain can be made visible. In the still point that lives between the Alpha and the Omega, all possibilities are accessible. This is one of the most magical moments in the entire year – it would be a shame to let the opportunity to poke a little life into our visions pass us by.
I don’t know about you but I am getting ready for it. For some reason all I want to do is stay in a place that allows me to receive these emanations and find out what they’re all about. This is easier to do when I come from love, and keep it simple. From there I can see that the whole question of what to do next lives inside each one of us.
This is why we need to use this coming week to go within and listen closely. More than anything, by the time the sun hits the Aries Point, our prayers for a new beginning need to be filled with a higher kind of light, a clearer sense of what to do next, and visions of the future that reflect what is written on the walls that line the inner chambers of our hearts. Let me leave you with that, wish you the very best of everything for the Vernal Equinox, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.