Get ready for lovely sex, pastel makeup, and attracting money, because the spring equinox is coming. The spring equinox also called the vernal equinox, falls on Sunday, March 20 (or Monday, March 21, depending on your location). The spring equinox is when light and dark (day and night) are equal. As a result, it’s an ideal time to check in with your work/life balance. Are you getting enough self-care in? If not, step back, and readjust. Also, because the holiday is associated with the awakening of spring and new growth, it’s a beautiful time to cast spells to attract more money, new love, or anything that involves development and abundance.
Some witches and Pagans call this holiday Ostara, derived from the Germanic goddess Eostre. And yes, if pastels and fertility celebrations didn’t tip you off, the Christian interpretation of this holiday is Easter. (And, while I have your attention, real witches are not TERFs; the sensual blossoming of spring, associated with fertility, includes sex of any kind between any gender or orientation, regardless of if you want kids.)
The spring equinox also marks the start of bossy Aries season — the Astrological New Year. So, if you didn’t get to kiss your crush while ringing in 2022, now’s your chance. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and yes, that’s why Aries love getting their way and going first. They’re the astrological first-child, and everyone else comes after them. Regardless of your sign, the spring equinox means change and abundance. Whether you should use this time to focus on finances, step back for self-care, or get over any hurdles in your love life, transitions are inevitable. Keep reading to learn what this bountiful holiday means for you.
It’s your season, Aries! “First” could be your middle name. In addition to kicking off the astrological calendar as the first sign of the zodiac, you tend to excel in life thanks to your fiery ambition, natural talents, and work ethic. The spring equinox asks you to celebrate yourself, so make sure to have a birthday party, even if it’s just a few friends. However, as this is also a time for balance and reflection, make extra time for self-care. Taking breaks can be challenging for very driven people, but you risk burning out and high-stress levels if you don’t take time for rest.
Your ruling planet is Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and abundance. You deserve to live like royalty, but lately, no matter how many cheese plates you enjoy or bubble baths you take, sadness can still creep in. So what’s missing? As this season sends you deep into your psychic unconscious, pay close attention to your dreams. Make time for meditation and listen to the realizations that come to you. Then, show up to your therapist appointments, and over the next few weeks, you’ll figure out what you’re missing in your life.
As the social butterfly of the zodiac, you’re a busy bee, Gemini. You’re ruling planet is Mercury, the messenger of the gods and lord of communication. You love to gab, gossip, and tend to have a full social calendar. The Spring Equinox begs the question: But who are your real friends? Your schedule is limited, so make sure that you’re devoting time to your ride or die chosen family, not just the coolest party of the moment.
Hey, darling Cancer, put down the cooking utensils, stop taking on extra emotional labor, and use this time to focus on yourself. The start of Aries season brights exciting news on the social front, and that doesn’t just mean getting invited to cool parties. You’re about to level up, whether it’s at work, in love, or even in terms of processing trauma and self-love. Let other people take care of you for a bit. You’ll be busy!
Yes, you have great hair, and yes, you’re a gorgeous lion ruled by the sun, but that doesn’t mean you have to be happy all of the time. You love a fabulous social invite or a high-liked selfie, but this season asks you to go deep. Behind the party or photos, what do you want, Leo? The good news is that the spring equinox reminds you that you can have it. The bad news is that you have to do some shadow work and figure out what you want.
The spring equinox is about fresh starts, renewal, gorgeous flower blossoms, and makeovers. Of all the zodiac signs, you feel the transformative power of this time the most, darling Virgo. This is an ideal season to work through difficulties you’ve faced — whether that be traumatic or something else — with a therapist to help you lighten the heavy emotional load. And, on a more frivolous note, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to try a new haircut or color, this is it. You deserve to feel like a shiny new version of yourself (although the current version is pretty rocking).
Oh, seductive Libra, you’re also ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and abundance. Love is part of your DNA. You’re happy in relationships, which doesn’t mean that you’re codependent. You’re the sign of balance and partnerships, after all. But, that doesn’t make you immune from relationship stress. Thankfully, the spring equinox sprinkles blessings all over your love life. So, if you and your partner, crush, or dear friend have been bickering lately, expect that to work itself out so you can get back to feeling like the love goddess that you are.
Scorpio, you have two planetary rulers, not just one. First, there’s Pluto, the god of the underworld, and then Mars, the god of war. Plus, you’re a water sign rich in emotions. Of course, this helps make you the creative, seductive, one-of-a-kind mysterious gem that you are, but it also means that you feel deeply. Empathetic people like you need to take extra time for wellness, and the spring equinox asks you to double down on self-care and prioritize your health.
Oh, hello, Sagittarius. Of all the signs, you may be celebrating the sexy side of the spring equinox the most. This season lights up your house of pleasure. Of course, this can refer to hot sex, but it also just means joy. You’ve been working hard, either at work, within your relationships, or both. Now that effort will pay off, so relax and let someone pleasure you. The stars insist.
Calling Capricorns workaholics is such an overdone cliche, and of course, it’s not entirely accurate. But you tend to pour yourself into your career or personal passions and procrastinate when it comes to personal matters. The spring equinox reminds you that your home life is your basis for success, and as a grounded earth sign, you need to be happy at home. So work out any fights with roommates and take the time to communicate with your partner. Then you can go back to your Capricorn duties feeling more relaxed, knowing that everything is going well at home.
You’re the rebel of the zodiac, and you know it, too-cool-for-school Aquarius. But, the Spring Equinox is about to call you out on all your air-sign avoidant tendencies and ask you to communicate. Tell your friends that you love them. Work on lowering emotional walls within romantic relationships. And if you have a pet, spend extra time with them, and give them lots of pets.
Don’t cry because Pisces season is over; smile because Aries season is here to help stir your life in the right direction. Plus, let’s be honest, water sign Pisces, you’ve likely already shed enough tears lately, whether it was over a cute cat video or a disappointing birthday party. Recently, you may feel like you’re almost there, whether it’s getting the job or relationship that you want, but that you keep missing the mark. You need to speak up about your needs, Pisces, and set some boundaries. Aries gives you the boost of confidence to ask for what you deserve.