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Your Planet Tracker: Sun in Aries, Now Until Apr 20, 2015

 

 

Planet Tracker

Sun in Aries

Now Until Apr 20, 2015

From the Experts at Tarot.com

 

Aries begins the astrological year on the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. It arrives at the moment of perfect balance between the forces of day and night. The long Northern Hemisphere winter is finally over and new life begins poking its way through the softening earth. It is the sign of beginnings; it’s the first, number one, the sign that starts the story of self-discovery. There is an appropriate focus on the self with Aries that is not necessarily about selfishness. It’s about the discovery of oneself as an independent entity.

Aries is the warrior who is more concerned with challenging him/herself than with defeating others. In fact, Aries’ reality is about focusing on one issue at a time. It is a sign of action, rather than one of strategy. It belongs to the group of fire signs that also includes Leo and Sagittarius. But, as the initiating, cardinal fire sign, Aries is the most spontaneous of the group.

Be Here Now

Patience is not the primary virtue of Aries. However, any individual born with the Sun in Aries will be a combination of astrological (and other) factors, so patience is a possibility. Yet, the point of Aries is not to wait, but to be. In fact, Aries psychologist-psychedelic explorer-guru Baba Ram Dass wrote Be Here Now, a book that reminds us that the only reality is in the present.

Of course Aries, like everyone else, remembers yesterday and has to deal with tomorrow. But, the great gift of this month is to remind all of us to be in the moment. This is truly where we live, even if wounds from the past or fears about the future may blur our vision. Take a moment to just be. Stop, breathe and remember that everything is here now. There’s nowhere else you need to be.

Ramifications

Fiery Aries is not here to make us comfortable. It is here to spark the imagination, put a burr in the saddle and help us start anew. It’s Aries that propels us forward, breaking old connections to discover new worlds.

If you need courage to make changes in your life, this is a good time to start. You don’t have to know where you’ll wind up nor have all your strategies in place. Aries is about putting things in motion and improvising from there. Try something new this month and trust in your ability to learn what you don’t already know.

Celebrity Aries include tough old actresses like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, hot younger ones Ellen Barkin, Sarah Jessica Parker and even younger Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, Keri Russell, Melissa Joan Hart and Julia Stiles. Aries actors include action jocks Jackie Chan and Steven Seagal, along with Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, Warren Beatty, Quentin Tarantino, Haley Joel Osment and Alec Guinness.

Aries women who sing include Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Emmylou Harris, Mandy Moore and Reba McIntire. Thomas Jefferson, Colin Powell and Al Gore are political Aries. Rams Rosie O’Donnell, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman love to chat, while Pete Rose, Jennifer Capriati and Garry Kasparov reflect the competitive side of this sign.

 

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Your Daily Planet Tracker: Sun in Aries, March 20 to April 20

 

 

Planet Tracker

Sun in Aries

Mar 20, 2015 to Apr 20, 2015

From the Experts at Tarot.com

 

Signs are Seasons

Aries begins the astrological year on the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. It arrives at the moment of perfect balance between the forces of day and night. The long Northern Hemisphere winter is finally over and new life begins poking its way through the softening earth. It is the sign of beginnings; it’s the first, number one, the sign that starts the story of self-discovery. There is an appropriate focus on the self with Aries that is not necessarily about selfishness. It’s about the discovery of oneself as an independent entity.

Aries is the warrior who is more concerned with challenging him/herself than with defeating others. In fact, Aries’ reality is about focusing on one issue at a time. It is a sign of action, rather than one of strategy. It belongs to the group of fire signs that also includes Leo and Sagittarius. But, as the initiating, cardinal fire sign, Aries is the most spontaneous of the group.

Be Here Now

Patience is not the primary virtue of Aries. However, any individual born with the Sun in Aries will be a combination of astrological (and other) factors, so patience is a possibility. Yet, the point of Aries is not to wait, but to be. In fact, Aries psychologist-psychedelic explorer-guru Baba Ram Dass wrote Be Here Now, a book that reminds us that the only reality is in the present.

Of course Aries, like everyone else, remembers yesterday and has to deal with tomorrow. But, the great gift of this month is to remind all of us to be in the moment. This is truly where we live, even if wounds from the past or fears about the future may blur our vision. Take a moment to just be. Stop, breathe and remember that everything is here now. There’s nowhere else you need to be.

Ramifications

Fiery Aries is not here to make us comfortable. It is here to spark the imagination, put a burr in the saddle and help us start anew. It’s Aries that propels us forward, breaking old connections to discover new worlds.

If you need courage to make changes in your life, this is a good time to start. You don’t have to know where you’ll wind up nor have all your strategies in place. Aries is about putting things in motion and improvising from there. Try something new this month and trust in your ability to learn what you don’t already know.

Celebrity Aries include tough old actresses like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, hot younger ones Ellen Barkin, Sarah Jessica Parker and even younger Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, Keri Russell, Melissa Joan Hart and Julia Stiles. Aries actors include action jocks Jackie Chan and Steven Seagal, along with Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, Warren Beatty, Quentin Tarantino, Haley Joel Osment and Alec Guinness.

Aries women who sing include Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Emmylou Harris, Mandy Moore and Reba McIntire. Thomas Jefferson, Colin Powell and Al Gore are political Aries. Rams Rosie O’Donnell, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman love to chat, while Pete Rose, Jennifer Capriati and Garry Kasparov reflect the competitive side of this sign.

 

 

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Witches Correspondence for Ostara/Spring Equinox


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Witches Correspondence for Ostara/Spring Equinox

On or around March 21st Northern Hemisphere, September 21st Southern Hemisphere *Note this year it is March 20th*

The second of the 3 spring festivals, Ostara is known also as the Spring Equinox, and Eostar. It is a time of new beginnings as new life bursts forth upon the earth. It is also a time of balance when light and dark are equal. In times past, people celebrated the arrival of spring and the Goddess Eostar or Eostre whose symbols were the hare and the egg.

Symbols:

The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility, flowers, eggs, rabbit/hare.

Decorations:

Four leaf clovers, cauldron of spring water, any and all spring flowers/blossoms/bulbs/sprouts, potted plants, eggs, butterflies, baskets, bunnies, chicks, colored ribbons

Activities/ Rituals/ spell intents:

Sunrise observances, collecting wildflowers, spring cleaning and purification, nature walks, seed blessing, garden blessing, planting, welcoming spring, coloring eggs, fertility rites, rituals of balance, herb work – magical, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic, spells for balance, communication, prosperity/fertility, action, new beginnings, potential, goals for future, banishment of bad ties, positive growth

Herbs/flowers/trees:

clover, lemongrass, mint, honeysuckle, iris, violets, peonies, lilies (Easter Lily), lilacs, acorn, celandine, cinquefoil, crocus, daffodil, dogwood, gorse, jasmine, jonquils, narcissus, olive, pine trees, rose, tansy, woodruff, primrose, forsythia

Incense/oils:

African violet, lotus, jasmine, rose, magnolia, sage, strawberry, lavender, narcissus, ginger.

Colors/Candles:

Gold, light green, robin’s egg blue, lemon yellow, pale pink, all pastels.

Stones:

amethyst, jasper, aquamarine, bloodstone, red jasper

Foods:

Seeds, leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits, hard-boiled eggs and any egg dishes, milk punch, dairy foods, apples, nuts, flower dishes, sprouts, jelly beans, chocolates, lamb, spiced or flower cupcakes, hot cross buns, honey cakes, unleavened bread, poultry, ham, roast beef, yellow cake with poppy seeds, banana nut bread, fruit juice or fruit liqueur, poppy seed or sesame seed rolls, sweet or honeyed wine

Animals :

Rabbits, hares /Easter bunny, chicks, robins, lambs, swallows, snakes, unicorns

Deities:

all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses, all love, song & dance, and fertility Gods.

Resources: Some information adapted from Simple Wicca by Michele Morgan, and Ann Moura’s Witchcraft, an Alternative Path.

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When it is Ostara in the Northern Hemisphere, many of our Southern Hemisphere friends celebrate Mabon.

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To Find Exact Time of Autumn Equinox by You

Autumnal Equinox – Fall Equinox

Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Equinox and solstice illustration

Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year.

When is the equinox in my city?

Fall equinox, Southern Hemisphere

(Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa)

March equinox 2015:
March 20, at 22:45 UTC

Fall equinox, Northern Hemisphere:

(USA & Central America, Asia, Canada, Europe, Northern Africa)

September equinox 2015:
September 23, at 08:20 UTC

Not entirely equal day & night

On the two equinoxes every year the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not exactly.

Equinox the first day of fall?

In the northern hemisphere, the fall equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn) in what we callastronomical seasons. There’s also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.

Topics: Astronomy, Sun, Earth, Seasons, September, March

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To Find Exact Time Spring Equinox by You

Spring Equinox – Vernal Equinox

The spring (vernal) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Equinox and solstice illustration

Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year.

When is the equinox in my city?

On the two equinoxes every year the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not quite.

Northern Hemisphere spring equinox

March equinox 2015: March 20, at 22:45 UTC.

(USA, Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)

Southern Hemisphere spring equinox

September equinox 2015: September 23, at 08:20 UTC.

(Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa)

First day of spring?

In the northern hemisphere, the fall equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn) in what we callastronomical seasons. There’s also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.

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Wheel of the Year-Northern Hemisphere

NO Hemi WoY

From the web site Deviant Art. It does not have any more information on this topic but I liked the look of this wheel and the short explanations given. Below is the link I got this from:

http://ghost-isametroid.deviantart.com/art/Wheel-of-the-Year-Wiccan-101602957

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Flashback 2000 Ostara Celbration

OSTARA

An example of a Ostara altar from Google search

“It is at this tine if year that the earth returns to life [in the Northern Hemisphere]. The God and Goddess are reunited, symbolized by equal hours of light and darkness. This is a time of beginnings, when the Sun first steps foot into Aries, the sign of the infant, Mars is the planetary ruler of Aries, an ancient God who gives us the energy to initiate action., to take the first step to boldly change pursuit of our desires. Mars is also known as the “red planet.” His fondness for that color is evidenced by it appearance in nature during spring,when flaming buds force themselves through the tips of tree branches toward the Sun, the giver of life. Christians celebrate Easter at this time of year, rejoicing in the resurrection of the son of God. Regardless of our path we can all creatively share in this festival of rebirth and fertility by indulging in the ancient ritual of egg-decoration, in a wonderful way to symbolically honor the new life that surrounds us.”

Copyright 2000 Kim Rogers-Gallagher Lleweyln’s Witches Datebook Page 57

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Flashback 2008 Ostara Celebration

Ostara Altar

 

Example of an Ostara Altar

“Ostara brings an optimistic energy as we celebrate the beginning of spring and a turning point as the Northern Hemisphere once again tilts back toward the Sun. Until this tilt takes place, now is a time of balance-equal day and night-yet also a time of anticipation, as from this night forward, the light once again conquers darkness, Celebrate spring with the quintessential symbol of rebirth: the egg. Traditionally Ostara or Eostre, the Teutonic goddess of spring and dawn, was represented with fertile rabbits at her feet. At this time, plant life becomes greener and increasingly abundant, trees and flowers pollinate, and animals emerge from their winter hibernation,

Consider a short fast, or a day or two of detoxification. After winter of eating rich foods, our bodies build up toxins, To cleanse, drink herbal teas and spring water, and eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Avoid sugar, dairy, caffeine, red meats and processed foods. You will feel lighter and have more energy. Decorate a hard-boiled egg with symbols that represent your dreams and goals. Bury your egg in your garden to hatch your wishes.

Copyright 2008 Emely Flak Lleweylln’s Witches Datebook 2008 Page 53

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