Daily Reading Mar 20

Sat Mar 20

Welcome spring!

Today is the spring equinox and the changing of seasons. The sun has moved from watery Pisces into firey Aries. The energy of both these transitions is represented in our cards today.

The Queen of Cups rules the emotional depths of Pisces while Aries is guided by the action-oriented Mars. As the earth rotates on her orbit, the relative position of the Sun progresses through the zodiac. And so the seasons and the wheel of the year continue to turn.

Aries is a time of new beginnings both spiritually and in nature. It marks the beginning of the astrological year and corresponds to many religious festivals celebrating the long awaited return of sunshine and growth. Bulbs, seeds, and leaves show tender green shoots. Animals come out of hibernation. We consider our plans for planting annuals and vegetables. There is an influx of vibrating energy.

This transition from the last days of winter is far from easy, however. There is a tension between emotion and action. We are asked to integrate the emotional work we have done for the past month with our plans for growth this spring. There is a sense of responsibility that we must make use of what we have learned.

This is indeed true, especially in the realm of social Justice. Each time an injustice is revealed, we are responsible for acting in alignment with that knowledge. The key here is to develop strategies to move forward even in the face of discouragement overwhelm, or exhaustion.

Structures of oppression rely on the fatigue they generate to remain in power. By learning to harness our emotion to fuel righteous action we avoid falling prey to fragility or apathy, neither of which is a position we can ethically afford to take.

Deck: Spiritsong Tarot and AstroOracle