After a particularly grueling winter here on the east coast, today we welcome spring with the spring equinox at 12:57 pm EST. Finally. These last few frigid months are going to give way to the season of rebirth. As each day gradually becomes longer and we find balance between light and dark, we further grow into our potential.
Think back to where you were at the time of the winter solstice (December 21, 2013) and consider what has changed in your life since. Over the winter, our lives have transformed as each of us has:
- surrendered aspects that no longer worked for us,
- reclaimed aspects of ourselves that strengthen us,
- and, become acquainted with our own darkness while setting bold intentions for our future.
Now that spring is upon us, we are being asked to step into our light, into the force of creation within ourselves and commit to our intended paths.
I know in my own life, I have gone through a season of release. So much has changed over the last couple of months. I’ve made some big decisions regarding the future of my career (I put a plan for a book on hold, really asked myself what feels like authentic action in my business, and eliminated everything that didn’t measure up – all the while completing my responsibility as a TA in the certificate in Positive Psychology program.)
I’ve also made the decision to move full time from Brooklyn to a small town upstate for spring, summer and fall – a decision that has been brewing for a while now. I’ve come to major realizations about how to trust myself even more, draw boundaries with things that do not serve me, and take a stand for my highest truth.
Given the challenges and victories of this winter, I am ready to assert myself even further towards my mission to better serve my clients, my community and the world.
What has changed for you?
As the sun moves into Aries, and our desire to move forward ramps up, Mars the planet of forward action and ruler of Aries is retrograde, slowing down our forward progress. We’re being asked to continue to clean up where we’ve been and complete what’s incomplete in our lives before we can really move full steam ahead in late May.
Yup. We have one foot on the gas and one on the breaks for a little while longer. While I know how frustrating this can feel, on a deeper level it’s really an invitation to clean up our lives. In our go-go-go culture of always having two feet on the gas, so far 2014 has offered a lot of time to slow down, check in, and catch up with ourselves.
Be careful not to let this precious opportunity escape you. This period is a much needed realignment that has the potential to connect you even more deeply with your truth and authenticity. For the next three months we will be waxing towards the full roar of summer (at least here in the northern hemisphere), which will require deep emotional processing as we continue to play with our edges on going inward to access our truth.
Y’all ready for this?
April brings with it two eclipses and some challenging astrological energy. I will be writing more about that in the future; but for now, I encourage you to think of ways you can take care of and nurture yourself. It’s crucial.
My suspicion is that we are all in the midst of some deep emotional processing. And my guess is that most of us are digging deep within ourselves and contending with aspects of our emotional bodies that become repressed when life moves quicker than we can keep up with.
Whenever you process emotions it’s a good idea to keep a journal and allow yourself to dig deep. Consider these questions for journal prompts:
- Where do you want to be 3 months from now as summer commences?
- What do you want to accomplish between now and then?
- How are you ready to change?
- What do you need to complete, handle or release between now and the beginning of summer in order to create the best version of your life?
- Who are you becoming in this process of change?
- What are you looking forward to as you move ahead?
If you need support with getting clear on your goals, implementing change, or you just want to find out what’s happening for you, please feel free to reach out for support. I am happy to explore the potential of coaching you, or offer you an individualized astrological reading.
In the meanwhile, celebrate the light.
As always, I send you my love. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your life.