Happy Astrological New Year!

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Has the beginning of your 2021 unprogressive or as much of a fresh start as you would have liked it to be? No worries, you have a second chance come March 20th when the Sun moves from the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, to the first sign, Aries. This is also known as Astrological New Years or Spring Equinox. During this time we may feel more inspired, motivated, independent and overall more passionate about life, more so than we do than on January 1st. 

The difference between New Years on January 1st versus Astrological New Years in March is the sign the Sun is in at the time. During the beginning of January, the Sun is in Capricorn, an earth sign who is goal-oriented and expresses their feelings and accomplishments very thought out through tangible means. Capricorn season keeps everyone on their grind and working hard. This may cause burnout or lack of inspiration because the start of the new year is in the middle of Capricorn season. That means many feelings and habits from the previous year are still around. One doesn’t fully have a clean slate, so to speak. Capricorns are also very detail-oriented and like to take their time with projects and or relationships they involve themselves with. This means during New Years’ in January people are very focused on perfection and completing their goals the way they planned to in their heads. 

The start of the Astrological New Year is marked by the first day of Aries season because it is the first sign of the zodiac. It marks the start of new beginnings and fresh starts because a new cycle is about to begin. Aries is a fire sign and represents ambition, independence, passion, and fearlessness. These feelings may coincide with the necessity for people to begin their “spring cleaning” which is no coincidence because spring marks the start of a new life, death, and rebirth cycle. Astrological New Year symbolizes a rebirth and highly opportunistic times alongside motivation to push yourself to do things without fear or limits. It is a great time for people to try new things or do things out of their comfort zone. Many people are feeling inspired around this time and have high energy to finish things they plan to start, without the fear of failing or the pressure of perfection. This is because it is the start of a new life, death and rebirth cycle, meaning everyone has a blank canvas. There is less fear in beginning new things which is what will motivate people to take those first steps. 

The traditional ways to celebrate a typical New Years’ is to partake in things such as parties, make a toast, journal,  eat twelve of a particular food and surround yourself with good company. However, celebrating the Astrological New Year is quite different. Ways you can prepare and ring in this new cycle is by accepting things as they come to you and not overthinking. The things brought forward to you are there for a reason because there is little risk. All signs will feel inclined to dive headfirst into things they might have been afraid of at first, like applying to a job, talking to someone new and even starting a business. Since Aries are known for being independent, this is a good time to let go of old habits and break away from people and things that you feel are holding you back. You also may feel very motivated and passionate to do things as well which is why it is important to take control of the things you want to do. This spark of inspiration and motivation will carry with you throughout the rest of the year as you progress through all the signs. Aries season is a perfect season to start new projects because they will blossom and take off naturally and creatively. 

March 20, 2021, also marks the day of the Spring Equinox, which means there’s more sunlight than we had during the winter. There will be equal amounts of day and night, which is good for those who are breaking old habits and starting healthier ones. This increase in daylight helps people be more productive and raise their spirits. If you feel you need a new start, Astrological New Year is the perfect time to do so. The timing is always right because of the abundance of positivity and lights the combination of Aries and the Spring season brings together.