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Weekly Horoscope Sunday, March 20 to Saturday, March 26, 2022

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All Signs

Oh, happy spring! Today is the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. On this lovely day, Mercury is also lined up with Jupiter, which portends positive things for the month ahead. (We like.) Having said that, there will be some tense moments this week, especially Tuesday. (“Where are my kid gloves?”) But this will mellow out by Friday when a dynamic, energy encourages us to shake off negative emotions and enjoy spontaneous fun. By Saturday, confidence and clarity is restored along with bonds of friendship and trust. Oh yes — trust everyone and always lock your door.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It’s that time again when the Sun is in your sign for four weeks, which is your best chance to rejuvenate yourself and recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Naturally, your focus of attention will be more personal and on yourself, and that’s exactly as it should be. You will project yourself with more forcefulness than usual, which is why this is a great time to make a strong impression on others. Because you are personally empowered, it’s best to work alone or run the show. (You’ll be less of a team player in the next few weeks.) Expect some challenges dealing with friends or groups, perhaps about money or possessions. Someone might try to thwart your goals. (Big mistake!)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Right now your personal year is ending because your birthday is a month away. Therefore, the next four weeks are the perfect time to keep a low profile and give serious thought to what you want for yourself in the year ahead. (Birthday to birthday.) Goals are important right now because this is a time of harvest in your life. Many cherished dreams are coming true. In addition, now you can now see clearly what is working in your life and what is not. In fact, your strong ambition might be thwarted by someone this week. If so, look for ways to match your goals with their goals, or vice versa, so that you have a win/win situation. Many hands make light work.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re heading into a lovely four-week window that will increase your popularity and heighten your interest in groups, clubs and organizations. Perhaps a friendship will assume a greater importance for you? According to the Mayo Clinic, friendships enrich your life and improve your health. However, better to be alone than in bad company! This is because your friends will influence your mind and your thinking; and it’s your mind that makes the decisions that determine your future. In this way, your friends can actually affect your entire life! Therefore, hang out with quality people. Make friends with people who want the best for you – people who have your back.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will travel across the top of your chart. (This is the only time all year this happens.) This is wonderful news because it symbolizes that you are in the spotlight, and that others admire you. This will happen even if you don’t do anything different or special. It’s like magic. (Chalk it up to smoke and mirrors.) Nevertheless, this influence is a reality, which means you can use it to your advantage. Obviously, now is the time to go after what you want and make your pitch. Do whatever you can to get the approval or permission from people in power to further your agenda. Make hay while the Sun shines!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

In the next four weeks, do what you can to broaden your horizons. Take up a new study. Explore new and unfamiliar experiences. Meet people from different backgrounds. Grab every chance to travel or change your surroundings so that you feel invigorated by something new and fresh. Even the most trivial encounter might be stimulating. Basically, the theme for this month ahead is that you want to break free from your usual routine and go somewhere where you can learn something new. For some of you, you might be more involved with the law or legal matters. Others will be excited to explore metaphysical, philosophical and new belief systems that are either modern or ancient.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Count on feeling more intense and passionate about every aspect of your life in the next four weeks. You might even notice strange compulsions surfacing. (“I want to open doorknobs. I don’t know why?”) During this same window of time, you might meet someone who causes you to do some serious soul-searching, which could force changes in your life. They might even challenge your values or make you rethink what you thought was important. You will also have a greater concern for finances, resources and property that is jointly held. Perhaps you are trying to borrow money or get financial backing? Struggles and interruptions at work, or possibly related to a pet, or even your health might arise this week. Stay chill. Jupiter will bring you divine protection.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be opposite your sign. In your chart, this means the Sun will be as far away from you as it can get all year. Because the Sun is your source of energy, this means that you will feel more tired than usual. Ergo, get more sleep. This polarized position of the Sun will also increase your focus on close friends and partners. The good news is it will give you more objectivity as you view these relationships, which means you will have a better chance to see how to improve the relationship. Meanwhile, parents should be aware that this is an accident-prone week for their kids. Sports accidents might occur. Social plans, including vacations might be cancelled or suddenly changed. Oops.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In the next four weeks, you will be more competent, more energetic and driven to be more organized. This is timely because this week, there will be interruptions to your home or family scene, and fortunately, (voila!) you will have the energy and focus to cope with whatever happens. Basically, in this window of time, you will strive to make every action count. You will refine your techniques and sharpen your approach to be efficient, effective and productive. (Oh, you’re on a tear!) Increased activity on the home front or within your family will create some speed bumps this week. You will also be into redecorating and making things look nicer at home. You might focus on your health more than usual including your interaction with a pet. “Wanna treat?”

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Oh joy! The next four weeks will bring you happy times because the Sun will be travelling through one of the most fun parts of your chart. (Yay me!) You will want to get out and have a good time. You’ll feel lighter, happier and eager to explore amusing diversions. This is a great window to enjoy a vacation, as well as fun outings. You might be more involved than usual with children. Certainly, your attitude toward your relationships will be lighter and for some, new romance will begin. Nevertheless, conflict with siblings or neighbours might occur this week, especially Tuesday. Best to zip thy lip.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your attention will shift to home, family and your private life in the next four weeks. Some of you will be more involved than usual with a parent. Grab every opportunity to go off by yourself and spend some time in contemplation. Maybe memories of your past, as well as thinking about personal self-evaluation will occur. You’re keen to work hard to earn money, and you’re spending it on beautiful things as well. In fact, this week, especially Tuesday, you might have financial disputes with someone. This disagreement could be about vacations, social issues, the arts or something to do with your kids. Some will have a rocky time with romance.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The pace of your days will accelerate in the next four weeks. Suddenly, you’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see! This same window of time will be great to learn new things or explore new avenues through reading, writing and studying. You might also be more involved with siblings and relatives. However, be aware that with Mars in your sign, you’re coming on a bit strong and this is bound to trigger conflict with others, especially at the beginning of the week around Tuesday. If this occurs, remind yourself what your long-term objective is. What’s more important? Being right or being in the relationship?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Money and finances are on your mind in the next four weeks. You might consider a new job offer or ponder moneymaking ideas? You will also be busy more than usual with your possessions. At a subtle level, you will be giving more thought to your values in life. In other words, what really matters? (So important to know.) Some angst might be triggered at the beginning of the week because of something going on behind the scenes. Or perhaps it’s going on internally in your mind? “I’m going to have a serious shower argument with myself.” (Ah yes, those shower arguments when you remember to say the perfect clever response to stun your opponent.)

March 20, 2022 Your Daily and Birthday Horoscope Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 8:30 AM to noon EDT today (5:30 AM to 9 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

As this day wears on, it just gets better and better. You feel pleased, confident, and happy to have a warm feeling in your tummy. Basically, your inner optimism is boosted and you feel like a winner!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be careful you don’t get so carried away with enthusiasm when dealing with groups and friends, that you overlook important details. Remember: What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away. Nevertheless, be ready to accept the help of friends and groups. It’s all good.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because you feel confident about plans for your career or your professional life, you will impress bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today. They see you as someone who is ready for the mantle of success. They have high hopes for you!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today you’re making big plans in many areas of your life, including travel, higher education, medicine and the law. This is because you’re not afraid to think big. You believe in what’s possible for the future and you intend to make it a reality. (Wow.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Discussions about shared property, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others will benefit you today. One minor caveat: Respect your own self-interests and don’t give away the farm. Generosity is wise; but idiot compassion is foolish. Meanwhile, you want to travel or expand your world in some way.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a great day for a serious discussion with partners and close friends because people are confident, warm and friendly. You might kick around some big ideas? Today it is easier for people to be tolerant of each other viewpoints, which can build to workable solutions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a great day for business and commercial activity. Work-related travel will be on the books for many of you. You’re enthusiastic about big ideas related to your job or perhaps even your health. Meanwhile, a pet will be a source of joy. Grab any opportunity to socialize!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might be excited about social outings, vacations, playful activities with kids and sports events today. That’s because everyone is upbeat and enthusiastic. People from different backgrounds will unite in a positive way today. This is a good day to work hard and party hard.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is the perfect day for a gathering at home of family and friends or a meeting with a specific purpose. People are confident and enthusiastic, which promotes tolerance of different views. This in turn, will lead to positive results and productivity. (Good day for real-estate discussions This is also a good day for family discussions and real-estate speculation.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You will enjoy the company of siblings, relatives and neighbours today. It’s a great day for a short trip as well as meetings with others. Whatever plans you make today will be ambitious and confident; and you will be successful in organizing your immediate environment.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re not afraid to think big today, which is why business and commerce are favoured. You are quick to see the most advantageous course of action, which means you will speed up any kind of process that is taking place. Oh yes, you’ll get results.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today Mercury and Jupiter are lined up in your sign, which broadens your comprehension of any issue. It makes you tolerant when dealing with others. It also gives you the ability to inspire people, which is why you will be a Pied Piper for those who want to follow your direction.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Actress Holly Hunter (1958) shares your birthday today. You have excellent people skills. You enjoy the company of others plus you relish stimulating situations. You avoid boring routine. People love your adventurous spirit! This is a slower paced year. Examine your closest relationships, your needs and what makes you happy.

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS March 20, you are original. Your adaptable personality is suited well for party-goers. You can interact with anyone from any background. You are most attracted to nontraditional places, things, and people.

In social situations, you love to amuse people or to showcase your many talents. People are often attracted to you for your ability to set everyone at ease.

If you are a Piscean born on this day, your birthday personality characteristics show you to be inquisitive. You tend to develop a unique way of thinking that people may sometimes view as being odd.

Pisces, do not worry about that… keep on doing what you do. It is what makes you, You! Those with March 20 birthday, love their freedom and along with that, is your right to have your own experiences.

You are somewhat like the air we breathe. You can be high one day and low the next. When you are at your low, you can be reclusive and withdrawn.

There is a positive side to this, however. Yes… Pisceans will use this time to regroup or to reinvent themselves. You are on the right road to success. You have a great understanding of how you want your life to be.

On the negative side of Pisces zodiac birthday, 20 March people can be stubborn and competitive. You can get an idea in your head, and it is hard to get you to see otherwise.

Those born on this day would like to keep conflict to a minimum so this Piscean will not have many friends at all. Lessons learned from previous experience, it is easier that way and less drama is involved. You like to keep a positive attitude and avoid destructive influences.

Your birthday astrology predicts that your imagination needs fuel. You get your inspiration from others and your surroundings. Sometimes, Pisces, you get a gut feeling about something and it turns out to have favorable results.

This could be your inner self, leading you in the direction in which you should go. Listen to it especially regarding your financial affairs. It may be beneficial to you.

As the March 20 birthday horoscope foretells, you can excel at anything you do when it comes to your profession. However, you probably would be happiest in creative fields such as careers in writing or music.

Nature has a way of speaking to you when you involve yourself in spiritual things. In addition, Pisces, you would do well in the medical practice or social interaction since you love people and they love you as well.

As a Piscean, you are subject to illnesses relating to allergies or common ailments of the feet. It is also possible that you will have mental challenges. This could be due to a certain trauma in your life or something that is hereditary. Either way, you should seek professional help.

You cannot do some things on your own. It is human to reach for a drink of some kind when we are upset, but you, Pisces born on March 20, should avoid doing this. This kind of behavior can lead to a pattern of excessiveness. Pisceans are also at risk for eating disorders as well.

20 March Pisceans love to dress in free-flowing clothes while they are lounging at home. Often times, you can be in your bare feet. You do not shop at the major department stores for your bargains.

Pisces’ love to bargain hop visiting garage sales and thrift stores. You know you can find many interesting and unique things there. It is also a great way to give back to the community by using the local stores instead of those franchises and chains. You love a good buy and have a distinctive way of dressing.

You love yourself, Pisces. Self-love is a wonderful thing but you let other people’s opinion influence your decisions or and how you feel. You need to have a plan and order in your life.

The March 20 birthday meaning shows that you know exactly how you want things done and how they should turn out. Some of you born on this day are suited for most any profession but you will do well in the music field or something that can use your writing skills.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On March 20

Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kathy IrelandSpike Lee, Hal Linden, Vera Lynn, Steve McFadden, Pat Riley, Carl Reiner, Fred “Mr.” Rogers

See: Famous Celebrities Born On March 20

This Day That Year – March 20 In History

1760 – Boston’s Great Fire destroys 349 buildings
1896 – In order to protect US citizens, Marine forces arrive in Nicaragua
1952 – Peace treaty with Japan is ratified
1976 – Patty Hearst is convicted on an armed robbery charge

March 20  Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
March 20 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

March 20 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune that symbolizes spirituality healing, feelings, emotions and mercy.

March 20 Birthday Symbols

The Two Fishes Are The Symbol For The Pisces Zodiac Sign

March 20 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes psychic strengths, feelings, confusion, and doubts. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Cups and Queen of Wands

March 20 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This is an enchanting match that can be quite interesting.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: A relationship will be full of problems, fights, difficulties.

See Also:

March 20 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number stands for caring, nurturing, sensitivity and tenderness.
Number 5 – This number symbolizes enthusiasm, innovation, experimentation and adventure.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For March 20 Birthday

Turquoise: This is a stable color that symbolizes psychic powers, sophistication, grounding, and optimism.
Silver: This color stands for elegance, mysticism, caring and wealth.

Lucky Days For March 20 Birthday

Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter. It symbolizes positive emotions, enthusiasm and wish to accomplish your goals.
Monday – This day is ruled by the Moon. It stands for nurturing, feelings, love, and emotions.

March 20 Birthstone Aquamarine

Aquamarine gemstone can help you connect to your spiritual inner self through meditation.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 20th Of March:

An iPad for the man and a handmade jewelry box for the woman.

March 20, 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Custom Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the March 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on March 20 has an illumination of 94%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On March 20 the Moon is 17.05 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 94%
Moon Age: 17.05 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,086.34 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 149,007,977.84 km

Useful Moon Resources

March 20 Daily Divination Journal – Ostara

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.com – Gilded Tarot Deck

Six of Cups

Menu of Contents

 

I. Meaning of the Six of Cups Gilded Tarot

II. Message of the Six of Cups Gilded Tarot

III. Interpretation of the Six of Cups Gilded Tarot in a spread

Rune

From TheRuneSite.com – Medieval Runes

Sól

Sound: “ss” as in “kiss”
Stands for: Disk of the sun
Magick/Healing use: Brings the healing power and warmth of the sun.

Witch’s Rune

From GroveandGrotto.com

The Leaf

Ostara
Growth, abundance, promise of harvest, good fortune.  A strong “maybe”.

Ogham

From LearnReligions.com – Celtic Ogham

Fearn or Fern

Fearn represents the Alder, which is often found holding up the banks of a river or creek. Patti Wigington

F is for Fearn or Fern, which is associated with the Alder tree. The Alder is representative of the evolving spirit. Connected with the month of March and the spring equinox, Alder is the symbol of Bran in Celtic mythology. In The Mabinogion, Bran laid himself across a river as a bridge so that others might cross–likewise, the Alder bridges that magical space between earth and the heavens. It is also associated with oracular powers–Bran’s head was an oracle in legend.

Alders are often found in swampy, boggy areas, and conveniently, their wood doesn’t rot when it gets wet. In fact, if left to soak in water, it becomes hardened. This came in handy when early Britons were building strongholds in bogs. The city of Venice, Italy, was originally built upon piles of Alder wood. Once it’s dry, though, Alder tends to be less than durable.

Fearn Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Keep in mind that you are an individual… but so is everyone else. When you look at someone, see the unusual which makes them themselves–and allow them to see that uniqueness in you. Be a mediator, a bridge, between people who may be having a disagreement.

Magical Aspects: Follow your instinct. Others will turn to you for advice and counsel during spiritual disagreements, and it’s your job to be the mediator and voice of reason.

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 18 from iching.online

(Question – What do my southern hemisphere readers need to know for Mabon?)

Hexagram Eightteen/18

Ku / Repairing the Damage

Winds sweep through the Mountain valley:
The Superior Person sweeps away corruption and stagnation by stirring up the people and strengthening their spirit.

Supreme success.
Before crossing to the far shore, consider the move for three days.
After crossing, devote three days of hard labor to damage control.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

You are blessed with an opportunity to resuscitate that which others have abandoned as beyond repair.
This ruin wasn’t caused by evil intention, but by indifference to decay.
Just by addressing yourself to the problem, you exhibit a new awareness, a fresh perspective.
This is a time of recovery, renewal, regeneration.

Numerology

Click here to read more about the numerology meaning of the number 18 from numerology.com

Eight

Every number in Numerology has a different meaning. The real substance is in the single digits; each of these numeric symbols casts a unique energy that impacts us on both external and internal levels — and even how it relates to our compatibility with other people! By understanding the different meanings of these numbers in Numerology, we can better realize the messages the numbers are sending when they appear in our lives. If there is an abundance of the number 8 in your life, the meaning of these messages center around hard work, success, and karmic balance.

What is the definition of 8 in Numerology?

Of all the numbers in Numerology, the number 8 is the achiever and measures life by the goals it reaches. It has good business sense, a powerful presence, and a strong drive for success. The 8 is also a symbol of balance — you can see it in its symmetrical shape. For every blessing it receives, it puts one back out to the universe. When things are balanced, they feel stable, controlled, and supported, which is the most productive environment for the 8 to work in.

In Chinese culture, the number 8 is considered the luckiest number of all, and …

Angel Number

Click for more information about Angel Number 321 from informationseries.com

Three Hundred Twenty One

Basic knowledge of angel number 321

An angel number has a meaning as a block of numbers and a meaning separated. Also, when it comes to a three-digit number like angel number 321, the meaning of the middle number is the strongest. First, let’s learn basic knowledge.

321 can be decomposed most strongly in the middle number

In the case of angel number 321, it means “321”, “3”, “2” and “1”. The 321 means that believing in God gives you the support of the Ascended Master. It has multiple meanings.

3-digit numbers are considered to have the strongest meaning in the middle

It is said that the energy of an angel number increases as the number of digits increases. Also, in the case of numbers like three digits, the middle number has strong energy. In the case of angel number 321, the energy of the number 2 is strong.

Meaning of angel number 321

Angel number 321 has multiple meanings, but the overall meaning is supported by the ascended master. It also means trusting God and turning fear into confidence and security. Let’s take a closer look.

Ascended Master Dedicated Help

Ascended Masters are saints who have accomplished feats in the human world, such as Jesus Christ and Buddha. The Ascended Master has been a lofty person even after the Ascension. By believing in the Ascended Master, you will receive a positive message…

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the RAccom from UniGuide.com

Raccoon

Raccoon meanings and symbolism include disguise, trickery, adaptability, dexterity, resourcefulness, and training. In this post, you’ll learn about raccoon symbols and meaning and the raccoon spirit animal. Plus, you’ll learn about the raccoon in cultural mythology and more.

Table of Contents

What does a raccoon symbolize?

Etymology of the Word Raccoon

Detailed Racoon Symbols and Meanings

Raccoon Mythology and Folklore

Native American Raccoon Meanings

Raccoon in Natchez Culture

Choctaw Raccoon Meanings

Abenaki Tribe: Azeban the Trickster

Sioux

Winnebago

Biblical Meaning of the Raccoon

Japanese “Raccoon”: The Tanuki

China: The Red Panda

Raccoon Spirit Animal

Raccoon Power Animal

Raccoon Totem

Raccoon Dream Meaning

Raccoon Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Raccoons

Crack the Cookie

Wisdom of Buddha

Correspondences and Symbols of Ostara

 Correspondences & Symbols of Ostara

 

Symbols used to represent Ostara include the egg-for fertility and reproduction, and the hare-for rebirth and resurrection, the New Moon, butterflies and cocoons. Symbolically, many Pagans choose to represent Ostara by the planting of seeds, potted plants, ringing bells, lighting new fires at sunrise, either in the fireplace, in the cauldron, or light a balefire outdoors. I always give myself a gift of a newly potted plant or take a seed and plant it within my cast Circle. Ritually, a fire may be lit in the cauldron during (not before) the rite itself. You may want to decorate your altar with a colorful bouquet of Spring wildflowers. Other traditional activities include working on magickal gardens and practicing all forms of  herbal work—magickal, artistic, medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic. author unknown

Ostara Deities: Eostre, the adolescent Spring Maiden, the adolescent Spring Lord, All Youthful and Virile Gods and Goddesses, Sun Gods, Mother Goddesses, Love Goddesses, Moon Gods and Goddesses, and all Fertility Deities including :Persephone, Blodeuwedd, Eostre, Aphrodite, Athena, Gaia, Cybele, Hera, Isis, Ishtar, Minerva, Venus, Robin of the Woods, the Green Man, Cernunnos, Lord of the Greenwood, The Dagda, Attis, The Great Horned God, Mithras, Odin, Thoth, Osiris, and Pan.

Symbolism of Ostara: Renewed promise of life, The Union of the Goddess and the God, Fertility, and dispensing of the old and making way for the new.Resurrection of life , The Season of Rebirth

Symbols of Ostara: Eggs, bunnies, new moon, butterflies, cocoons, dragons, flowers,trees.

Colors: lemon yellow, pale green and pale pink. Other appropriate colors include green, all pastels, Robin’s egg blue, violet, and white.

Ostara Foods: eggs, egg salad, hard-boiled eggs, honey cakes, first fruits of the season, fish, cakes, biscuits, cheeses, honey and ham. You may also include foods made of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts. Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables.

Plants and Herbs: acorn, broom, celandine, cinquefoil, crocuses, daffodil, dandelion, dogwood, elder, ginger, Gorse, honeysuckle (woodbine), iris, jasmine, jonquils, irish moss, lavender, lemon balm, lilac, Lily, lily of the valley, lovage, marjoram, meadowsweet, narcissus, oak, oakmoss, olive, orris root, peony, rose, rose hips, sage, snowdrops, strawberry, tansy, tarragon, thyme, trefoil (purple clover), tulip, vervain, violet, willow, woodruff and all spring flowers.

Incense: jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, dragon’s blood, cinnamon, nutmeg, aloes wood, benzoin, musk, African violet, sage, strawberry, lotus, violet flowers, orange peel, or rose petals.

Gemstone: agate, amazonite, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, clear quartz crystal, garnet, lapis lazuli, moonstone, red jasper and rose quartz.

Spellwork for Ostara: Spellwork for improving communication and group interaction are recommended, as well as fertility, balance and abundance

Animals and Mythical Beasts: rabbits,snakes,unicorns, merpeople, and pegasus

Candle Colors: Yellow and Green.

Tree: The Alder, a tree sacred to the God Bran, who is said to protect the British Isles. Trees are very
important to Witches, and indeed important to us all. They are the lungs of the Earth, purifying the very air we breathe as they shade us and protect us.

Straight from

Raven and Crone

March 20 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 March 20

A Picturesque Equinox Sunset

Image Credit & Copyright: Roland Christen

Explanation: What’s that at the end of the road? The Sun. Many towns have roads that run east – west, and on two days each year, the Sun rises and sets right down the middle. Today is one of those days: an equinox. Not only is today a day of equal night (“aequus”-“nox”) and day time, but also a day when the sun rises precisely to the east and sets due west. Featured here is a picturesque road in northwest Illinois, USA that runs approximately east -west. The image was taken during the March Equinox of 2015, and shows the Sun down the road at sunset. In many cultures, this March equinox is taken to be the first day of a season, typically spring in Earth’s northern hemisphere, and autumn in the south. Does your favorite street run east – west? Tonight, at sunset, you can find out with a quick glance.

 

History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox

History of Ostara, The Spring Equinox

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, it’s also the same time as the Christian Easter celebration, and in the Jewish faith, Passover takes place as well. For early Pagans in the Germanic countries, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season.

Typically, the Celtic peoples did not celebrate Ostara as a holiday, although they were in tune with the changing of the seasons.

According to History.com,

“At the ruins of Chichen Itza, the ancient Maya city in Mexico, crowds now gather on the spring (and fall) equinox to watch as the afternoon sun creates shadows that resemble a snake moving along the stairs of the 79-foot-tall Pyramid of Kukulkan, also called El Castillo. On the spring equinox, the snake descends the pyramid until it merges with a large, serpent head sculpture at the base of the structure. While the Maya were skilled astronomers, it’s unknown whether they specifically designed the pyramid to align with the equinox and create this visual effect.”

A New Day Begins

A dynasty of Persian kings known as the Achaemenians celebrated the spring equinox with the festival of No Ruz, which means “new day.” It is a celebration of hope and renewal still observed today in many Persian countries, and has its roots in Zoroastrianism.

In Iran, a festival called Chahar-Shanbeh Suri takes place right before No Ruz begins, and people purify their homes and leap over fires to welcome the 13-day celebration of No Ruz.

Mad as a March Hare

Spring equinox is a time for fertility and sowing seeds, and so nature’s fertility goes a little crazy.

In medieval societies in Europe, the March hare was viewed as a major fertility symbol. This is a species of rabbit that is nocturnal most of the year, but in March when mating season begins, there are bunnies everywhere all day long. The female of the species is superfecund and can conceive a second litter while still pregnant with a first. As if that wasn’t enough, the males tend to get frustrated when rebuffed by their mates, and bounce around erratically when discouraged.

The Legends of Mithras

The story of the Roman god, Mithras, is similar to the tale of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. Born at the winter solstice and resurrected in the spring, Mithras helped his followers ascend to the realm of light after death. In one legend, Mithras, who was popular amongst members of the Roman military, was ordered by the Sun to sacrifice a white bull. He reluctantly obeyed, but at the moment when his knife entered the creature’s body, a miracle took place. The bull turned into the moon, and Mithras’ cloak became the night sky. Where the bull’s blood fell flowers grew, and stalks of grain sprouted from its tail.

Spring Celebrations Around the World

In ancient Rome, the followers of Cybele believed that their goddess had a consort who was born via a virgin birth.

His name was Attis, and he died and was resurrected each year during the time of the vernal equinox on the Julian Calendar (between March 22 and March 25).

The indigenous Mayan people in Central American have celebrated a spring equinox festival for ten centuries. As the sun sets on the day of the equinox on the great ceremonial pyramid, El Castillo, Mexico, its “western face…is bathed in the late afternoon sunlight. The lengthening shadows appear to run from the top of the pyramid’s northern staircase to the bottom, giving the illusion of a diamond-backed snake in descent.” This has been called “The Return of the Sun Serpent” since ancient times.

According to the Venerable Bede, Eostre was the Saxon version of a Germanic goddess called Ostara. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the vernal equinox–almost the identical calculation as for the Christian Easter in the west.

There is very little documented evidence to prove this, but one popular legend is that Eostre found a bird, wounded, on the ground late in winter. To save its life, she transformed it into a hare. But “the transformation was not a complete one. The bird took the appearance of a hare but retained the ability to lay eggs…the hare would decorate these eggs and leave them as gifts to Eostre.”
Modern Celebrations

This is a good time of year to start your seedlings. If you grow an herb garden, start getting the soil ready for late spring plantings. Celebrate the balance of light and dark as the sun begins to tip the scales, and the return of new growth is near.

Many modern Pagans mark Ostara as a time of renewal and rebirth. Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature–walk in a park, lay in the grass, hike through a forest. As you do so, observe all the new things beginning around you–plants, flowers, insects, birds. Meditate upon the ever-moving Wheel of the Year, and celebrate the change of seasons.

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Patti Wigington
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OSTARA LORE

 

OSTARA LORE

A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers [Thank the flowers for their sacrifice before picking them, using a collection formula such as can be found in “An Herbal Grimoire”]. Or buy some from a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring them home and divine their magickal meanings by the use of books, your own intuition, a pendulum or by other means. The flowers you’ve chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions.

It is important at this time of renewed life to plan a walk (or a ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green places. This is not simply exercise, and you should be on no other mission. It isn’t even just an appreciation of nature. Make your walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself.

Other traditional activities include planting seeds, working on magickal gardens and practicing all forms of herb work – magickal, medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic.

Foods in tune with this day (linking your meals with the seasons is a fine way of attuning with nature) include those made of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts.

Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables. Flower dishes such as stuffed nasturtiums or carnation cupcakes also find their place here. [Find a book of flower cooking or simply make spice cupcakes. Ice with pink frosting and place a fresh carnation petal on each cupcake. Stuff nasturtium blossoms with a mixture made with cream cheese, chopped nuts, chives and watercress.]

Printable 5 Simple Ostara Rituals

20 March 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Custom Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the March 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on March 20 has an illumination of 94%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On March 20 the Moon is 17.05 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 94%
Moon Age: 17.05 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,086.34 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 149,007,977.84 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Currentplanetarypositions.com

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 For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

20 March 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Aries 11
Moon:02 Scorpio 29
Mercury:18 Pisces 00
Venus:13 Aquarius 38
Mars:10 Aquarius 55
Jupiter:18 Pisces 39
Saturn:20 Aquarius 57
Uranus:12 Taurus 21
Neptune:23 Pisces 09
Pluto:28 Capricorn 13

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:25 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Gemini 13

Chiron:11 Aries 38
Ceres:09 Gemini 36
Pallas:13 Aries 03
Juno:18 Aquarius 31
Vesta:04 Aquarius 47

Eris:24 Aries 05

Fire:4
Earth:4
Air:7
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:9
Mutable:5

 

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

20 March 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Pisces 59
Moon:29 Libra 34
Mercury:17 Pisces 38
Venus:13 Aquarius 25
Mars:10 Aquarius 45
Jupiter:18 Pisces 36
Saturn:20 Aquarius 56
Uranus:12 Taurus 20
Neptune:23 Pisces 09
Pluto:28 Capricorn 13

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 42 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:25 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Gemini 11

Chiron:11 Aries 37
Ceres:09 Gemini 33
Pallas:12 Aries 58
Juno:18 Aquarius 26
Vesta:04 Aquarius 41

Eris:24 Aries 04

Fire:3
Earth:4
Air:8
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:8
Mutable:6

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

20 March 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Pisces 36
Moon:24 Libra 21
Mercury:16 Pisces 58
Venus:13 Aquarius 03
Mars:10 Aquarius 28
Jupiter:18 Pisces 31
Saturn:20 Aquarius 54
Uranus:12 Taurus 19
Neptune:23 Pisces 08
Pluto:28 Capricorn 12

True Lunar Node:23 Taurus 44 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:25 Taurus 23 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):27 Gemini 09

Chiron:11 Aries 36
Ceres:09 Gemini 26
Pallas:12 Aries 49
Juno:18 Aquarius 17
Vesta:04 Aquarius 30

Eris:24 Aries 04

Fire:3
Earth:4
Air:8
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:8
Mutable:6