At a few minutes before midnight on 20th March, (in South Africa) the Sun moves into Aries, heralding the start of a brand spanking new Astrological year, as well as the Autumn Equinox.
The word “equinox” comes from the Latin prefix for “equal” and the word for “night.” Twice a year, the centre of the sun directly aligns with the equator and we receive twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness, no matter where we live. The Sun (masculine) and Moon (feminine) are in perfect balance at this moment, creating a portal through which new life can emerge.
ZERO POINT – REBOOT
Only a few hours later, the Moon opposes the Sun at 0 degrees, forming a Full Moon in Libra. The Sun’s position of zero degrees of Aries is known as the Aries point on the zodiacal wheel and is the most powerful point of all.
“The Aries point represents a movement (cardinal) from an inner quality to an outer manifestation. It orients us towards the world at large—society, public events and all relationships propelled from the individual to the collective. Sometimes it represents a “spectacular out rush of energies… and involvement with the world at large” Celeste Teal
This is the fifth full moon in a row which has been at zero degrees of a sign. With the chart for this Full Moon setting up the theme for the year ahead, and this Full Moon happening on the Cardinal Zero point axis, it strongly suggests that the coming year will be one of bold new beginnings.
CHIRON – THE WOUNDED HEALER
At Full Moon, the Sun is very close to Chiron, the wounded healer, which further reinforces this as a year where deep healing is possible. With Chiron being in Aries, the theme will be the healing of the wound of separation and remind us of our true worth at a deeper level. When we incarnate onto this planet, we all experience a separation from Source and the main purpose (as I see it) of us being here is to rediscover our connection and therefore our wholeness. To become free of the feeling of separation and polarity IS healing, which can only be found in the “Now”. The more we can be bring ourselves back to presence, the less we struggle and the more we heal.
I was reminded of and experienced this very powerfully over the past weekend on a beautiful retreat led by John Homewood – I highly recommend attending one of John’s retreats if you haven’t done so already.
Leading up to, during and just after the Full Moon, you may experience the rising or triggering of your particular pain body (Chiron wound). Whatever arises now will be a key to where the healing can happen this year.
FULL MOON IN LIBRA
The occurrence of the Equinox so close to a full moon is rare and powerful. Being in Libra, La Luna highlights the need for balance, peace, co-operation and shines a light on our relationships. This is a very good time to consider where the imbalances lie within us and in our lives. Issues around money and relationships can come to a head for healing at this time.
This Full Moon seems to be guiding us to go to ground zero with ourselves, release whatever is weighing us down or creating imbalance in our lives and enter into the sacred point of wholeness that is already who we are. Energetically, this feels to me like a re-boot – a turning point, as we bid the last year goodbye and usher in the new, starting with our heart-based intentions for the next Solar Year.
MERCURY AND NEPTUNE
Mercury and Neptune are swimming together in the mystical sign of Pisces, breaking down some of our boundaries and helping us to tune into ourselves, others and the Divine more easily than usual, On the flip side of this, secrets or things that have been swept under the carpet are likely to come into the light and there can be misunderstandings in communications.
With Chiron so prominently positioned this year, its very likely that a mentor or healer will enter our lives to help us to remove obstacles that may be preventing us from stepping into you true spiritual power.
THE GIFT OF CHIRON IN ARIES
To close off, I’ve chosen some wisdom for the this full moon and the New Year from the book Chiron Healing Body and Soul by Martin Lass
“The discovery, acknowledgement, embracing and loving of our special and unique divine design. The realisation of the indestructibility of spirit, despite the transience of forms. The acknowledgement of the Divine within us. The growth of presence and spiritual solidity and the sharing of this by our mere presence and true self-love. The ability to remain firmly but gently in our own space, despite the opinions and actions of others”.
ASTROLOGY READINGS AND UPDATES
If you would like to understand where the Zero point/ reboot/ new start occurs in your chart and how it sets up the theme personally for you this year, you might consider settling up a first time reading or an update with me. I am doing most of my readings over Skype or as a Whatsapp call.
As a qualified counselling astrologer and NLP practictioner, I consult globally on Skype and face-to-face in Kwa Zulu Natal. After studying for 3 years at the Rod Suskin School of Astrology, I earned a distinction and have now been consulting professionally for sixteen years. My comprehensive Astrological readings provide clients with deep understanding and insight into their lives and help to illuminate the meaning and purpose of their lives.
I have consulted professionally as an Astrologer for 16 years. My comprehensive Astrological readings provide clients with deep understanding and insight into their lives and help to illuminate the meaning and purpose of their lives.
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In life and light