SPRING 2024 – There’s so much going on!

SPRING 2024 – There’s so much going on!

SPRING 2024 – There’s so much going on! 150 150 Therese Murphy

Spring Equinox, Mercury Retrograde, Great American Solar Eclipse #2!  and Jupiter conjunct Uranus!

Spring Equinox:

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 10:07pm CT, the Sun enters O degrees of Aries, initiating the Spring season in the northern hemisphere and starting the astrological and energetic year.  During the equinox, the Sun shines directly on the equator, creating almost exact equality in the length of light between day and night. The Equinox occurs at the exact same moment around the world, and looking toward the horizon, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west, whereas at other times in the year, the Sun appears off center if you’re facing those directions.

This year’s Equinox carries its own distinctive, challenging and promising energies and sets the tone for the next 12 months and suggests guidelines for what to focus on for at least the next quarter, until the summer solstice.  The Spring Equinox affords us a genuine, energetic opportunity to start our year.  This is a natural time to set goals and declare our intentions for the next 12 months – to plant seeds and begin again.

One of the great blessings of the spring equinox is the courage that comes with the pioneering, brave sign of Aries.  Additionally, this year’s Equinox Sun receives supportive energy from both the Moon in lively Leo, which encourages generosity and creative risk-taking, and persistent Pluto in innovative Aquarius, that contributes strength and perseverance but could get a bit obsessive at times. Aries energy can sometimes correlate with impetuous feelings or urges, especially with the fiery Leo Moon and passionate Pluto contributing to the mix, but this year, Neptune in Pisces is also nearby and could slow us down a bit in the early days of Spring with its watery energies.  Generally, Neptune in Pisces reminds us to listen to our inner, mystical selves and to have compassion for ourselves and others, so its connection to the Equinox could help to amplify intuitive insights and spiritual goals but might also dampen our enthusiasm or confuse us a bit with some vagueness or lethargy.  Moving forward is fine, but it might be beneficial to proceed a bit more slowly if we’re unclear about our priorities or where we’re headed.
Everyone’s astrology chart gets a turbo charged boost this year from the Great American Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 8!
READ MORE HERE about this amazing eclipse!

Mercury Retrograde: starts in between 2 eclipses!

The next Mercury retrograde cycle starts on Monday, April 1 at 5:14pm CT 
1 week after the Lunar Eclipse in Libra, and 1 week before the second Great American Solar Eclipse on April 8! and officially ends on Thursday, April 25 at 7:54am CT   Read More about Mercury Retrograde