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Aries Ushers in a Bold, Balanced Self

Behind the Brush: Seb McKinnon

“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.” ~ Jim Kwik

The annual threshold is upon us once again. Hanging in the balance, the liminal space where we're eternal and dissolve into Source only to once again be reborn. What have you learned from your Piscean sailing? How about from last year at this time to now? The Equinox is upon us and the Sun shakes the watery dreams away tomorrow morning at 5:38 am (EDT), springing into Aries...


Shake dreams from your hair

my pretty child, my sweet one.

Choose the day and choose the sign of your day

the day's divinity

First thing you see.

Ghost Song by The Doors

As we cross the threshold once again, what will you carry forward into this astrological new year? What can be left behind as an offering to the cosmic soup?


Qualities of Aries include bravery, strength and pure life force energy. The Sun is exalted here, and that radiant brilliance is evident. Aries is bold, fast, forceful and full of brute. Its highest expression is being a fierce warrior of self and sovereignty. It is a Masculine, or Yang, Fire sign and its modality is Cardinal. The symbol, the Ram, represents the determination and grit of survival instinct. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Mars. In the body, Aries rules over the head. Extreme Aries energy can be self-centered, combative, impatient and overly competitive. It is the sign related to action and initiative though, so a feeling of new beginning or a freshness in your energy may accompany this shift. 2020 offered plenty of Aries energy due to the Mars Retrograde. A bit of reflection on what arose during the second half of 2020 may be in order.


Astrological Aromatherapy - The Signature Oil

The card reminds me of the connection between our minds and our hearts.

As we shift from loving, compassionate, sensitive Pisces to headstrong, ambitious, fiery Aries, remembering to pause and integrate life experience is important. To be mindful of mindset.

The correspondence between the signature oil and the sign's qualities is remarkable here, as Rosemary is very helpful for focus, clarity and clearing stagnant energy in the head. There are several varieties of Rosemary essential oil, each with nuances in aroma and therapeutic properties.

The Astrological Aromatherapy blend for the upcoming Full Moon in Libra will feature Rosemary.


Remembrance Dedication

On Monday this week, I learned of the passing of one of the fiercest warrior women I've had the honor to know. The intersection of our local circles occurred early last year, and I am so grateful the magic of the Universe brought us together if only for a brief time in the grand scheme and dance of life. I dedicate this Aries post to Jennifer Kirch, best-selling author, fierce warrior, teacher and healer. Check our her books for beautiful stories of inspiration and tales from warrior goddesses.

Pause, Reflect, Inspire, always, Jenn.


We're all always crossing our own personal thresholds.

I hope this Astrological New Year finds you well!

Love & Gratitude,


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