International Astrology day is upon us! As the Sun moves into Aries, we celebrate the beginning of Spring and the start of the new astrological year.
I’ve been planting seeds this week: tomatoes, basil, cucumber, sunflowers and sweet peas so far. I am tending them like a mother hen, looking at them everyday and in true Aries fashion asking them to ‘hurry up and grow!”. I need to buy more compost and seed boxes to plant the rest – rocket, spring onions, nasturtiums, cosmos (well I had to didn’t I ), asters, marigolds, spinach, lettuce. I want my balcony to be a riot of colour this year but my Taurean Sun won’t let me forget that plants can be functional and food a necessity.
With my Aries stellium I feel the buzz of spring. My heart skips a beat when I see buds on the apple trees downstairs. Apple blossom is my favourite. I’ve seen birds starting to court each other, the light is changing. I turn my face up to the sun like a sunflower and drink in vitamin D – I’m so thirsty for it!
Like the supermoon last night, the air feels pregnant with possibilities. Granted there are terrible things occuring, war and the aftermath of disaster but I just want to take a moment with you to sense all that is beautiful in the world. We are all glorious flowers, seeding the planet with ideas.
Equinox means equal day and night. It is the Aries/Libra axis – self and other. Whilst the vernal equinox tips us in favour of the individual, we can never forget that what we sow alone we reap together.
As it is International Astrology Day I celebrate the cosmos and the eloquent language of our wondrous art. I celebrate my fellow astrologers each of whom is a star shining in cyber space, a bloom in a field of daffodils. I learn so much from all of you. Thank you!
To my readers and Facebook Fans – thank you for your support. Your comments and questions keep me writing, your presence motivates me to be a better astrologer, to keep learning, to stay open.
And lastly I must say thank you to the great astrologer Robert Blaschke who passed just this winter gone. His books have been an inspiration, motivation and a joy to read.
As the Sun moves into Aries, it is time to push onwards and upwards, make our way in the world and begin the year long circular journey. This journey is like the ever-increasing spiral arm of the galaxy, each yearly round brings new experiences, deepening knowledge and the chance the start again.
Here’s to another year of astrology my friends