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Updated: Mar 22

Happy Equinox! The Equinox (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere; Autumn in the Southern) became exact today, on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 11:06 PM New York time (3:06 GMT on March 20).

The Equinox marks midway between the Solstices, and the time when daylight and nighttime are of approximately equal length everywhere on the planet. It is also the moment when the sun moves into the cardinal sign of Aries—the first sign of the Zodiac Wheel, thus marking the Astrological New Year.

The energetic template of this day is all about balance--including balance between the feminine and masculine energies (the yin and the yang), the inner and outer experiences, as well as the right and left brains.

Ask yourself how balance fits into your life at the current moment and what you need to do to become more balanced in all ways. Where are you over-focused and where are you under-focused? In what moments of your life do you feel most balanced? How could you apply that feeling, that centeredness, to other aspects of your life?

Ostara is the Pagan festival that celebrates the Spring Equinox. It is likely derived from an Anglo-Saxon goddess named Eostre. Easter is almost certainly derived from Ostara, as the symbology is similar.

In Ostara, the hare and the egg are most prominent; the hare is a symbol for the moon, and the egg is a symbol for fertility, birth, growth and abundance. The moon is said to die every morning and be reborn each night, thus being a symbol for immortality. So, the energies of Ostara have to do with health, wealth, abundance, birth and rebirth.

Painting eggs or doing an egg hunt is a great way to celebrate Ostara!

The Spring Equinox also marks the beginning of Aries season, which is the Astrological New Year. In a way, it is really the true New Year, as the beginning of spring is when Mother Nature begins a new cycle. Mother Nature holds the true calendar; and Tropical Astrology is predicated on the flow of the seasons.

The sign of Aries is the first sign, and the initiator, of the Zodiac Wheel. It is a cardinal (initiating) fire sign, and it is masculine. It is the essence of the beginning of spring! The sign of Aries is the essence of leadership and courage. It encourages us to throw fear by the wayside and blaze our own trail!

If by chance you’re one of many who had a really optimistic outlook and set big goals for your 2024, but you feel like the first quarter of the year hasn’t gone the way you wanted it to, you have a brand new opportunity to start anew with this Astrological New Year. It would definitely be wise to make a list of personal intentions for the next year sometime over the first three days of the Astrological New Year (so by March 22).

If you’d like to celebrate the Spring Equinox and amplify your intentions in a powerful group setting, please e-mail me at to join this Saturday’s Spring Equinox Group Activation + Sirian Channeling Ascending as One call!

Wishing you a Blessed Equinox and Ostara!

With Love,

Matthew John

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