Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Orientation

The Sun is up in Aries.  I’ve been awake since 4am thinking about how we have been climbing from Cancer to Capricorn all night long.  At 4 we were 2/3 of our way to the top with Scorpio on the midheaven.  By the time the Spring Sun appeared on the horizon we were at the top of our daily climb.  That’s one of the many reasons Aries is called Aries and Capricorn called Capricorn.  The names reflect their nature in the daily cycle of Earth’s tilted revolution. 

I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to get oriented while we still see the Sun in the beginning of Aries.  Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra are the easiest positions in the cycle to picture in our minds.  This is why they are called the cardinal signs.  In addition to being easier to picture spatially they are each most representative of a different type of motion in the cycle.  The first degree of Aries on the midheaven (not when the sign is appearing on the horizon like this spring morning, but when it is above us, as it will be this afternoon) is the point where we are in absolute downward motion.  Capricorn on the midheaven is when we are turning down from our upward climb.  So on these spring mornings we are crossing the mountain top at sunrise and at midday we are halfway down.  In Spring time every one around the globe literally begins their day on top of the world.