Friday, March 20th is a very powerful portal day because we have a ‘super moon’, a new moon in Pisces, a total solar eclipse, AND the spring equinox falling on the same day! This rare astronomical event has the potential to stir up some very powerful energetic shifts for our personal and collective transformations. We might call this a pivot point, a time of choosing new options and releasing the old. It is a time for breakthroughs and insights, when we can ride the energies of change into a new future.
This solar eclipse comes in the last degree of Pisces, which is also the last degree of the Zodiac. The energies shifting from Pisces (a water sign) to Aries (a fire sign) are powerful and can carry a sense of urgency. Try not to act from an ungrounded or fearful place. Rest into the dissolution. Allow the parts of yourself that no longer serve to fall away. Then inevitably re-birth follows death like the phoenix rising from the ashes.
Solar eclipses are related to transformation and release. They are an ideal time for ritual, chanting, meditation, mantra, mindfulness and internal clearing. Eclipses usually come in pairs, and the space between them is a powerful vortex of transformational time & energy. This current eclipse portal starts March 20th and lasts all month long (the entire lunar cycle). It will be closed by another total eclipse which will be a Lunar Eclipse in Libra on April 4th. During this time your thoughts, desires, fears, etc. are amplified (even if they are unconscious). So be clear and aware about your inner energies. You may want to journal. Repeat some affirmations. Listen closely inside for what wants to come forward. Go deep into your practices. Envision and alchemize your most authentic heart intentions.
The vernal equinox has long been celebrated by nearly all world cultures as a time of rebirth, fertility and new opportunities. There is a symbolic meaning here, shared by our histories and collective consciousness reflecting renewal and hope. The spring equinox celebrated by the Pagan traditions was known as “Ostara” in early Pagan Germanic countries, usually a celebration of planting the new spring crop. It was also celebrated by the Mayans, ancient Romans, and by the ancient Egyptians as the festival of Isis. It is believed that this Pagan fertility holiday eventually transitioned to become the Passover ceremony in Judaism and the Easter ceremony in Christianity. Modern Pagans and peoples of many different faiths and denominations still celebrate the spring equinox as a time of fertility, growth, and the returning of the creative energies of the divine feminine. If you would like to align with nature at this time you can do a little ritual. Create a spring alter, clean your house, and sage it. If you have a drum, beat it in every room and sing and chant to the Goddess of renewal and fertility. (The solar eclipse on top of the super new moon in Pisces makes this equinox an extra powerful activator!)
Ultimately, this is a profound time for new beginnings, for letting go of what no longer serves us, and for embarking on new and exciting journeys in uncharted territory. Just remember to keep an open heart and an open mind, and welcome in whatever arrives. When we look at these shifts on a global scale, they also are incredibly powerful and give us a lot of potential to make big waves with our collective intentions for the planet. Community & Visionary Gatherings are key for the shifts of global consciousness. Call on your heart tribe of friends, open to real connection, put forth the best parts of yourself into the collective energy. Together we stir the magic cauldron. A new world, a new way, a new evolution of consciousness is on the horizon!