The Vernal or Spring Equinox is the time when the huge time clock in the sky resets itself for 0 degrees of Aries. It’s an ‘astronomical ‘measurement that for the most part is completely arbitrary and can happen on a different calendar date every year. The arbitrary part comes into play when you ask the question;
” Where do you start to measure the circle?” Even if you’re an astrologer, it can be confusing because the Western astrologers start measuring at one place in the sky, and the Eastern astrologers measure the beginning a short 24 degrees behind(?)…..another relative term to consider since we’re moving in circles. Who’s ahead? Who’s behind? Who’s to say?!
Either way Zero Degrees of Aries = 0 degrees of Aries and the Sabien Symbol for this time provides us with the image of “a woman just risen from the sea. A seal is embracing her.” Nice. More on this later.
Amazingly, we are moving into Daylight Savings Time earlier this year (???)….so we’re guaranteed to be ‘off’ our center for a while….. Since clock time is so detached from cosmic time conflict must arise in our body/mind/emotions/spirit. You can bet on it if you are so inclined.
At least the astrologers are consistent! Thanks be.
They, the astrologers, established their time-keeping methods eons ago and nothing has altered it….which isn’t the same thing as saying that time hasn’t been altered. S_ _ T H_ _ _ _ NS!
It is interesting to note that the ‘atomic clock’ has had to be re-adjusted more frequently in recent times than in the centauries that have preceeded us.
On March 20, 2008 at, 1:49 am, DST the Vernal Equinox will occur. At the same time the moon will be in 13 degrees of Virgo.
The Sabian Symbol for this time is the image of ” a powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria”.
Sounds interesting…especially considering the fact that I’m writing this a few days before the Texas/Ohio primary’s.
……be your own astrologer and consider how those two images are showing up in your life these days.
Equinox’s generally point us in the direction we need to move towards for at least 3 months. (could be longer….it all depends on where these zodiac degrees fall in your own personal charts and how you keep time)
For me, the Equinox will be a 9th house affair with the moon activating my 3rd house at the same time.