Happy New Year! Zodiacally speaking. Aries marks the beginning of a new year on the Zodiac Calendar. The Spring equinox has always been when we reach the end of the last wheel and begin anew. In most indigenous cultures – and beyond – the vernal equinox was considered the beginning of the new year. It has always been an important day to those who work the land because it signifies the beginning of the season of regeneration and growth. After long winters trapped inside their caves or longhouses or lodges, or modern day houses, this would be a time of major celebration. It makes sense to me!
The egg is often associated with the vernal equinox, as in, this and the fall equinox are (supposedly) the only 2 times during the year when you can stand an egg on its end. Equinox of course means equal; night and day are equal lengths. While it may be debatable about standing on its end, the egg is certainly an appropriate symbol for this time of year. I love Brenda Heim’s painting, both because it is the “beginning” of a circle – could be an egg standing on end – but also because it incorporates the Aries’ Ray colors. The 1st Ray of Will and Power is Red and the 7th Ray of Ceremonial Order & Ritual is violet. Perfect!
Aries is the new-born babe, the first separation from divine source when memory of that earlier existence has not yet vanished. Aries is often aware of her own immortality, his own radiance, that they are the first consciousness made manifest on earth. This is the sign of “I Am!” But when we shift into esoteric astrology it becomes, “I Am! You Are! He and She is and . . . We are all One.”
What a great time to launch a new phase of SkyDance Astrology. Our first weekend class of Esoteric Astrology for beginners was a great success. 10 new, budding astrologers learned the basics of how astrology works as well as the differences between traditional and esoteric astrology. The world is a better place! Please go to my Events page for more details on this great event.
“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
Excerpt from “In Memoriam”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson