What new beginnings are calling you?
Yesterday’s Spring Equinox coincided with the restart of the Zodiac Calendar and the Sun moving directly above the equator into fiery willful Aries. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. It’s an invitation to connect with our masculine, to set new goals, to create new beginnings and to get moving physically while taking clear steps forward.
And the Sun is aligned with Chiron. When two planets are aligned or next to each other they absorb each other’s energy and act as one super planet.
Chiron is an asteroid that symbolizes the wounded parts of us from the past that are yet to be healed. Chiron next to the Sun in Aries is as a reminder that as we come out of our winter slumber to begin anew we still can’t ignore the darker parts of ourselves.
How can you find internal balance in the midst of external change and transition?
This year’s Spring Equinox is particularly unique because of the full Super Moon that occurred opposite the Sun in the sign of Libra at 8:42 pm CST on March 20.
During a full Moon the Sun and Moon oppose each other and the Moon reflects back the light of the Sun to fully expose itself. During a Super Moon, the Moon travels closer to the Earth and we feel its energies more acutely because it’s amplified.
The energy being magnified is all about creating harmony and balance, in ourselves, and in our relationships, despite what may be happening in the world around us.
Are you following me so far?
Let me break it down a bit.
Because when we tune in to the energies the Universe is sending us, it’s like we have our own specialized GPS for navigating life.
Reconciling “Me vs. We”
When we experience opposing energies, whether in our individual birth chart or as part of broader planetary shifts, we are being invited to go inward and integrate two seemingly opposing energies.
Full moons are about closures and the Sun in Aries is about new beginnings.
The Moon is asking us to create balance in our relationships while the energy of Aries is about asserting ourselves.
The combined energies of the Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra asks us to embrace a certain duality that is inherent in life but not always easy to accept.
On the one hand we are being asked to leverage any intuitive insights we may have just acquired while the Sun was in Pisces to initiate new projects or accept a new leadership role.
And on the other hand, we are being asked to find a balance between others and ourselves in the world around us. It could be our family, our workplace, our community or society and the world more broadly (let’s face it there is A LOT of turmoil happening right now in the world).
I don’t know about you, but I find this particular request from the Universe to be a uniquely challenging one.
Some of you know that a little over five years ago I quit my full time job, got remarried, became a mom to a blended family of 5 kids and started a new business empowering nonprofits to use their voice. To say it was “a lot” is an understatement. And on top of it I found myself traveling and being invited to give keynote talks to large audiences of hundreds of people.
Instead of growing a profitable business, most of the past five years were spent trying to re-center myself in my new life. I had to learn to release old patterns of over doing while leaning into a whole new identity as a stepmother for which I felt vastly under prepared.
In truth learning to balance “me” vs. “we” is THE life lesson of my chart. It’s why I attracted the life experiences into my life of divorce and remarriage along with numerous other transitions.
Not only am I an Aries Ascendant but my chart has a pattern where this exact energetic pattern plays out. For this reason it’s a particular area of focus I often help my clients navigate. How do we give to ourselves while also caring for others? How do we prioritize ourselves as mothers or caregivers?
Being able to go within and find the calm amidst the chaos and noise that swirls around us constantly is a necessary pre-requisite for being able to claim our inner authority.
And claiming our inner authority is a necessary perquisite for being able to pivot and creating new beginnings that are nurturing and sustaining rather than draining.
Where in your life are you being called to leverage energy for greater results?
What aspect of your life feels particularly out of balance? Could it be improved by grounding yourself more deeply within yourself, so you’re not feeling stretched too thin and in effective? Meditation and journaling are two examples of simple daily practices that help with this. Working with a coach is another.
Would you or someone you know benefit from coaching? I know that magical things can happen when we commit ourselves to new beginnings.
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