The vernal equinox usually falls on March 21, however, since 2020 is a leap year, the date has shifted by a day. This is a really important event from the point of view of astrology: the Sun passes into the sign of Aries, which in turn means that the astrological spring begins. After the vernal equinox, the northern hemisphere will begin to warm up more strongly, the day will increase, and the night will inexorably decrease. In other words, this astrological phenomenon will mark the movement towards summer. This year, the vernal equinox will begin on March 20 at 6:50 am Moscow time.
As you know, Aries is responsible for leadership qualities, determination and cheerfulness. And at the time of the vernal equinox, this sign will affect not only people, but also the forces of nature, which will begin to wake up from hibernation. Astrologers believe that this energetically strong time is the best way to change your life. Engage in your own development, start something new. At the same time, it is necessary to leave all the negative in the past, forgive old grievances and tune in to a positive wave so that the Universe hears your dreams and helps to fulfill them.
People whose professional activities are related to creativity can feel an amazing surge of strength and inspiration on this day. If you use this energy wisely, then success will not take long. In general, bioenergy is not advised to spend the day of the vernal equinox passively: even if you had no plans, you should devote time to small good deeds. This energy of good will surely return to you in the future and bring good luck in your endeavors. It is strongly discouraged to quarrel and sort things out with others - all the negative emotions that you may experience on this day will attract trouble in the coming weeks or even months.
It is also curious that dreams on the day of the vernal equinox are considered prophetic, and if you make wishes, then they have a very good chance of coming true.
Slavs: festivities, offerings to the Bear God and divination on gingerbread
The Slavs celebrated this holiday on a grand scale. As the spring equinox approached, women began to prepare a special treat for the whole family - lush pancakes, lavishly decorated with wheat grains and sugar syrup, as well as lark-shaped cookies, since it was these birds, returning to warm regions after wintering, that were associated with the arrival of spring. The first treats were usually intended for the Bear God - this is how our ancestors tried to appease the fierce deity who used to attack men while hunting. Then folk festivities began with traditional amusements - tug-of-war, round dances and buckles over the fire - which could continue until morning.
Towards midnight, unmarried girls gathered together to conduct the ordinances of fortune-telling. For example, all the rituals associated with fire (a symbol of light, the Sun and the awakening of nature) were especially popular. One of the most harmless was the candle ritual: the girl sat in front of her, looked at the flame for a while, closed her eyes and imagined the life she dreamed of. It was believed that this "meditation" is very effective on such a night. Also, young people used to guess on gingerbread, in which symbolic objects were put in during baking. If a girl gets a treat with a coin, it means that she will be rich, an earring - a meeting with her future husband, a bead - pregnancy.
Other peoples: Indian festival of colors, worship of the goddess of fertility and sacrifice to Kukulcan
On the day of the vernal equinox, the Maya tribes usually went to the foot of the Temple of Kukulkan (the Spaniards called it "El Castillo") - one of the most magnificent buildings of Chichen Itza. The slopes of this pyramid face the four cardinal points and are built in such a way that at the exact moment of the equinox the sun's rays glide over the stones, creating the effect of a snake creeping downward. The Maya believed that this Kukulkana (feathered deity of light) descends from heaven to earth to protect them from adversity. But it was really difficult to cajole this powerful supreme deity - according to legend, it accepted only human sacrifices as gifts, so the Mayan ritual of meeting spring was quite bloody.
The people of India celebrated this holiday more peacefully. Usually they gathered in city squares, sang, danced and showered each other with colored powders made from local spices. The Druids performed pagan rites at the foot of Stonehenge to honor the Saxon fertility goddess Eostre. And the Japanese on the day of the vernal equinox usually remember their deceased relatives - they prepare memorial dinners and place photographs of their ancestors in prominent places in the house.
Astrological forecast by zodiac signs
Aries. On the first day of the astrological spring, you will feel a powerful surge of strength and motivation, which you better channel into the financial sphere. Profitable deals and investments are not excluded. You think outside the box, you have original ideas - don't miss your chance.
Calf. You will find yourself at a crossroads. Now the question arose before you more acutely than before: is it worth continuing to waste your energy and time on something that no longer brings the former satisfaction? You need to think it over and finally make a decision. Don't be afraid of the unknown. Perhaps your key to happiness is getting rid of old shackles.
Twins. There is a chance that things will not go as planned in the near future. Try to keep your composure while letting things take their course. It is especially helpful to listen to your intuition. It is she who will become your main assistant in the whirlwind of unexpected work projects and "turbulent" relationships with loved ones.
Cancer. Soon you will have to make a difficult choice between your own inner freedom and maintaining a relationship with a certain person. In order not to be mistaken in your decision, sort out your own feelings and try to understand your personal boundaries.
A lion. Yes, you are a born leader, but in the near future you will have to rethink (and possibly tighten) the boundaries of your relationship with work colleagues and authority figures. Perhaps even with my parents. Right now, you’re better off making decisions on your own without letting others influence you.
Virgo. Astrological luminaries are in a favorable position for your zodiac sign. Remember that the walker will master the road - the first step is always the most difficult. So challenge yourself and set out to conquer unknown territories. You will certainly be lucky.
Libra. The spring equinox can bring you new pleasant acquaintances, which can later lead to a romantic relationship. Do not rush things, let everything develop gradually. Do you want reciprocity? Stay sincere, don't wear masks. This person will like you for who you really are.
Scorpio. Time for new beginnings - whether it's a new fitness program or an adventurous startup idea. Thanks to the Sun in the 5th astrological house, you will be full of optimism and self-confidence. And the people around you feel it - they are ready to follow you even into the unknown.
Sagittarius. You hesitated too long, were in a state of reflection. Finally, it's time to act. New opportunities open up before you, which are extremely important not to miss. It will also be helpful for you to devote time to family and household chores. Close people will not only become your support and support, but also inspiration for new deeds.
Capricorn. You know your worth very well. Therefore, remember that "not all that glitters is gold." Don't fall for tricky lures - whether it's a sudden outbreak of passion or incredibly good deals. Try to keep a sober mind. This is your main goal for the near future.
Aquarius. It seems to you that there is continuous chaos around. Too much scattered information, as well as cases that require your participation. Stop. Take a deep breath in and out. Now it is better to switch to yourself, meditate, disconnect from the flow of news. You just need a break.
Fish. Despite financial problems, go through life with your head held high, do not lose your presence of mind. If you give up now, the problems will only get worse. Therefore, you need to gather your will into a fist and show everyone what you really stand.
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