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Astro-Herbal Calendar: Spring 2019

Spring begins on the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun crosses the Earth’s equator, and day and night are equal length. The next day, the Sun moves into Aries—the first sign of the zodiac. Here, we begin a season of reawakening, freshness, and opening to new beginnings. Seeds are becoming shoots. We’re tending to ourselves in order to protect our delicate rebirths.

This spring, we’re beginning the season with Mercury retrograding through Pisces, causing us to feel sleepier and dreamier than usual during this time of year. Chiron has just moved into Aries, and Uranus into Taurus, where they will remain for the next seven years. We’re now underway with revolutionary new cycles of healing and relating to the Earth. We’re breaking out of old ruts and stagnancy, prioritizing healing our bodies, minds, society, and the planet itself. With change occurring rapidly, it would serve us now to anchor into our bodies and the Earth, taking time to relish in the beauty of Spring.