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Spring Equinox

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Dale Osadchuk

2016 Spring Equinox Northern Hemisphere
19 March 2016 at 9.30 pm PDT
20 March 2016 at 12.30 am EDT 4.30 am GMT 1.30 pm JST Tokyo, Japan
 
2016 Autumn Equinox Southern Hemisphere
20 March 2016 at 1.30 am BST Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12.30 pm AWST Perth, Australia
3.30 pm AEDT Sydney, NSW, Australia

In the astrological cycle there are two great circles. First there is the Medicine Wheel which relates to the seasons as they occur in both hemispheres. Here in the Northern Hemisphere it is the beginning of a new Medicine Wheel with the activation of Spring Equinox. We are entering the East Direction, the place of spiritual awakening and inspired new beginnings. The guardian of the East is Eagle, the power of keen vision and illumination. Eagle carries our prayers to Great Spirit so that we may be guided on our path of spiritual awakening by Great Mystery. We are in the East Direction until Summer Solstice which is June 20/21 (depending on your time zone). 

 As we plant new seeds here are the influences for the next three months. The Budding Trees Time (Mar 19/20 until Apr 19) is a time of inspired new ideas that we want to focus on for the coming Medicine Wheel cycle. It is a time to be open to new beginnings. Our Animal Totem guides are Falcon, clear vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, spiritual messages. The Growing Time and Frogs Return is Apr 19 to May 20. That is when we will see if the new ideas are healthy and have taken root. The Animal totem guide is Beaver, building the new. Then May 20 to June 20/21 is the Flowering Time when our new beginnings are beginning to flower and are blooming. The Animal Totem guide is Deer, sensitivity and caring. You can see how it is important during the Budding Trees Time to identify with clear vision what it is you want to create.

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In the Southern Hemisphere you are in the middle of your Medicine Wheel journey that began at your Spring Equinox of Sept 23, 2015. You are now entering the West Direction, the place of personal responsibility and inner power. The power of the West is introspection and strength. The guardian who guides you until Winter Solstice (June 20/21) is Grizzly Bear, the power of looking within and healing. The other guardians for the west are Black Horse, freedom and movement, and The Thunder-Beings, the power of cleansing and release.

From Mar 20 to Apr 19/20 you are in the Falling Leaves Time with Crow, sacred law and justice for all, and Raven, magic and The Mysteries, as your guides. It is the time to create balance in your life by finding the magical again.  Apr 19/20 to May 20/21 it is your Freeze Up Time with Snake, shedding the old, as your guide. It is the time of transformation. Then May20/21 to June 20/21 it is the Long Nights Time, with Elk, strength and stamina, and Owl, the wisdom to see through deception, as your guides. It is a time for focusing on and strengthening your spiritual beliefs and vision.

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The other Great Circle is the Zodiac Wheel. When the Sun enters 00 degrees Aries (Mar 19/20 depending on your time zone) it is the beginning of the new astrological year for all of us. In fact Mar 20 is International Astrology Day. Sun in Aries (to April 19/20) activates the need for inspired new beginnings. It is usually a feeling to take action NOW!!! But the planetary ruler for the Sun in Aries is Mars. He is currently in Sagittarius but will retrograde on Apr 17 and ask us to think before we leap. Some people are already feeling the Mars blocks and delays. Here are the important dates for this Mars journey. Since he is ruling the astrological new year his energy influence will be significant.

  • Mar 05 to Apr 17- Mars travels from 00 degrees Sagittarius to 08 degrees Sagittarius

  • April 17- Mars turns retrograde retracing the path he has just travelled

  • May 22- Mars Rx is opposite the Sun and at his brightest.

  • May 27- Mars retrograde re-enters 29 degrees Scorpio and travels backward to 23 degrees Scorpio until June 29 when he moves direct. 

  • Aug 02- Mars again enters Sagittarius until Sept 27

  • Aug 22- Mars leaves his retrograde shadow

  • Sept 27- Mars enters Capricorn

With Mars in Sagittarius his positive influence is to break free from the egos aggressiveness and actively express our spiritual consciousness as spiritual warriors for good. The planetary ruler is Jupiter in Virgo, the Rainbow Bridge of Healing into Wholeness. He is in Sagittarius until May 27 but that is the first part of the journey. Mars will re-enter Scorpio on May 27 and we will have the opportunity for deep healing that leads to transformation. Snake, shedding the old, and The Phoenix, resurrection, are the guides for his Scorpio visit to Aug 02.  Pluto in Capricorn (transforming society) is the planetary guide while Mars is in Scorpio. We will continue to post about the Mars journey and other significant planetary influences in the coming months. It is going to be quite the dance.

Whether you celebrate Spring Equinox or Autumn Equinox it is about finding balance within. Then you will walk your path in harmony.

Blessings Dale


Dale is available for astrological consultations. To contact her you can e-mail her at or via telephone at 905-589-0192.  You can also find Dale’s articles on www.facebook.com  and www.crystalwind.ca

Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2016. You are welcome to share this Moon information with others. Please send it in its entirety with Dale’s contact information. Thank you.

© 2016 Dale Osadchuk

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