On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the March Equinox will occur. This means that in most time zones, the day and night will be of equal duration. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the vernal spring equinox, while in the Southern Hemisphere it is the autumnal (fall) equinox.
The March equinox is the year’s first. The second occurs in September, and is known as the September Equinox. This is the spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hampshire.Read More »
So, when does the equinox officially occur? While many observe the entire day as the equinox, the official event does not occur until the axis of Earth is neither titled away nor towards the Sun, but is actually perpendicularly from the sun.
While the March Equinox date can vary, it is able to occur on the 19th, 20th or 21st of the month.
Why is the March Equinox Important?
Most places get to experience ample daylight and darkness during the night. Daytime will outlast the nighttime north of the Equator. This relates to where certain places are in relation to how nighttime and daylight are defined, as well as how the Earth refracts sunlight. Contrary to popular belief, everyone does not get to experience the same daylight and dark hours during the March Equinox.
This is also a time to celebrate and try new things. Want to balance an egg on its end? You can do that (although we hear it is possibly to do on other days, too). Psyched to welcome a new season by getting out in the fresh air? Go ahead! Many cultures also observe holidays and festivals to mark the occasion, such as Easter among Christians, a week of observance to remember ancestors in Japan, Earth Day and Iranian New Year.
Take time to observe the changing of the seasons and embrace the warmer weather or slight chill in the air, depending on where you live.
During the March Equinox, the starts realign. A “new year” for astrology begins, as the sun moves into Aries, which is also the first Zodiac sign. Energy shifts as Aries shows itself in the Sun, which takes the shape of a ram. This Cardinal Zodiac sign is a turning point on the Zodiac Wheel, spurring the urge to investigate and react. Aries will use this to channel a new start, and act with passion on the new beginnings that are occurring. Cancer wants to find security of where they are and Libra wants to connect with like-minded individuals who possess a similar intellect. Capricorn will make moves to make something in their life, whether it is a relationship or a career change, last. Bonds will be strengthened.
If you are an Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, listen up, now is your time to shine and make a real change in your life. Now is the time for fresh starts and eschewing the old for the new. You have got this!