The only constant in this world, the only thing we can depend upon, is change. We experience change on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis with the fluctuation of light and dark, hot and cold, barren and abundant – The earth is breathing life through its cycles just as we breathe air into our bodies.
Our inner lives are deeply interconnected to the changing of the seasons. As within, so without. As above, so below.
You already knew that. You just forgot. Our attention is so focused on the outer that we stray from the inner – we then want to reach out to the heavens and transcend our physical reality – before we understand what it’s like to be a human in this physical body in this 3rd dimensional plane of reality.
This 3rd dimension is just as spiritual as 5th dimension – the only difference is perspective. You still need a physical body as you evolve –
Let’s continue —
Every season holds the promise of a new beginning (Cardinal) that we strengthen and unify through the fixed seasons. When we reach the mutable seasons we take what we have strengthened and unified and we tweak it, organize it, improve it – as we prepare for another new beginning.
The elements also play a part in this cyclical change. Fire and Air are the masculine qualities of Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – these modalities project outward and upward. The water and earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio are the feminine qualities that reflect downward and within.
The Zodiac begins with Aries
Ah! Aries energy pulsates and forces its way into our lives just like springtime. It’s time to plant our seeds and plow the fields. It takes up a good amount of our energy to do this. We must not be afraid to use our strength and forceful qualities – we have to eat – right? We are learning how to prepare for life – for the year ahead. Daylight is increasing and we want more freedom and independence. We are pushing our energy into the world with the element of fire.
We can only push for so long – before we need to hone those skills, continue to care for the seeds we’ve planted so that they will thrive – a consistency to our tasks – to continue and prepare the crops for the eventual harvest. The land is ripe and fertile as we move into Taurus – this fixed, stable, wealthy sign is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and fertility. We honor Venus through the ritual of May Day – and mating with our beloveds. It’s a sensual time connecting with the fecundity of the earth – daylight is greater and still increasing — we want our values to match our actions.
As we move into Gemini, daylight is continuing to increase and is greater so we spend even more time outdoors – we are in a mutable sign and acclimatizing to the growth – and we are excited to share to anyone who will listen. We want to celebrate and exchange ideas – for the sake of doing so (Mercury ruling Gemini in its projective quality).
The Summer Solstice is a time of new beginnings – the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. Nighttime increases and daylight is greater. Cancer rules the beginning of summer — School is out and we are spending more time with water – going to the lake, swimming in pools or going to the beach. We want to belong more with others and make commitments– Cancer is all about emotional security and motherhood – so we are connecting to the source that gives us life – our family. There is this inner connection we begin to have with the world around us.
We want to take this inner connection and incorporate that into our daily lives with those we like to play with. We want to linger and languor like Lions – we want to maintain summer for as long as we possibly can (fixed) before we go back to work and school. Most of Europe vacations during August – the crops are ripening. We don’t want to lose our individuality as we strive to belong and make commitments.
We can’t lay around forever; we need have work to do!
Fall is coming – Virgo is here – ruled by Mercury, the inner, reflective manifestation of Mercury. This mutable quality allows us to separate ‘the wheat from the chaff’ so to speak. We use that Virgo discernment to determine what we keep that is useful and what we throw away.
School has started and we are adjusting to our new schedule – we might take on more hours at work so we can have more money for the upcoming holiday. Nighttime is increasing and daylight is still greater – and we want to commit even more to spending every last moment we can in the sun and nature before we retire early and spend more time inside with others.
When Libra approaches darkness is increasing and nighttime is greater – there is a push toward winter preparations and taking midterm exams. Venus rules Libra here and as nighttime is increasing we are moving toward more intimacy and sharing. Who wants to sit inside alone during winter months? Not the Libra!
Scorpio wants a warm body to snuggle up to (is snuggle the right word for Scorpio intimacy?). It’s also the time when nighttime is continuing to increase and the days are much shorter. The veil between worlds is thin. We celebrate Scorpio with Halloween — We are in touch with this spirit world as we pay respects to our ancestors. Scorpio is a fixed sign ruled by Mars so we do more inner purging of all that no longer serves us so that we can transform and be reborn (Scorpio’s gift!). Pluto has been given secondary rulership over Scorpio – to further drive the point home that we are going deep within our darkness to find the light. We want more intimacy with one another!
We have gone deep and purged and we want to shine our light with others –through the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius. The winter solstice is right around the corner, Christmas and New Year’s not far away – we are becoming excited again and we want to celebrate. Usually around Thanksgiving, we start to decorate our homes and the city officials decorate the town with lights – we gather as a community for the lighting ceremony.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius –we have learned something about our journey to the underworld and what will not serve us as we move forward into a new year. We want to celebrate this light and party harty with everyone! Nighttime is still greater and continuing to increase — and we still want involvement with others — and yet just a bit more freedom than Scorpio is comfortable with.
It makes sense that Saturn is upon us with the ushering in of Capricorn and the Winter Solstice. We just spent too much money on gifts, ate too much food over the holidays and now we want to make our New Year’s commitment to exercising more and losing weight (as well as saving money and working longer hours to make up for what we spent). The energy of Saturn wants to restrict and the cardinal modality wants to push that restriction and structure of commitment. We want more freedom while we maintain responsibility.
As daylight increases, we mold these new commitments we’ve made into the fixed sign of Aquarius. We are changing, the weather is about to change – college courses resume, we are looking forward to what the future may hold with new ideas (air) and communications with others – if we’ve been holed up inside due to the cold – we want to socialize and be with others. We want to share what we’ve learned over the winter months.
We are ready to open our hearts and connect back into the world through Pisces – we feel like we’ve been through this before – so we feel like old souls returning, adjusting to what we have learned and preparing for a new beginning. Snow is melting into water, we are walking around in slush – before we begin again, we are reflecting upon the whole year and continuing to purge that which we haven’t already let go of – for if we do not – we are sure to deceive and delude ourselves. This is really the season of letting everything go —
Aries will insist upon it.
Thank you for reading!
What connections do you see with the zodiac and the seasons? What do you do to tune into nature? Please tell us in the comments —