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Vernal Equinox 2012

“New You Can Use”

The new solar-seasonal cycle begins this year on March 20th, 2012.  Whether you are above the equator or below it, the sign Aries heralds this annual changing of the guards.  For a brief moment in time we experience the night and day as equal.  Yes, pause … [read more]

March 13, 2012  3 Comments
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Autumn Equinox 2009

Libra Scales, illustration by B.A.Vierling

As I write this article today, the seasonal shift into autumn (in our Northern Hemisphere) has already occurred and the delicate balance of equal day to equal night has come and gone.  Gradually the nights will get every longer as we descend towards the Winter Solstice three months from now.  … [read more]

September 23, 2009  4 Comments
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Vernal (Spring) Equinox 2008

Phoenix, illustration by B.A.Vierling

The first day of spring—Lady Day herself—arrives this year in the wee first hours of March 20th. The Vernal Equinox occurs every year when the Sun enters 0 degrees of Aries. In doing so, it passes over the celestial equator from its southerly to northerly declination. The hours of daylight … [read more]

March 17, 2008  4 Comments
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