2013 Equinoxes and Solstices
-March 20, 2013, 11:02 GMT
Equinox means " equal " days and nights. This is a time of balancing in our life. Spring Equinox represents fertility and creation. This is a time to review and renew every part and aspect of our life. This is also a time to renew our relationships with a clear thought and perspective.
The Vernal Equinox is the time when the Sun enters the first house of Aries and it marks the beginning of the new astrological year. The energy during this period would be very dynamic and courageous activities are most favourable to be done in this period and this includes military manoeuvres, sports, surgical procedures, manufacturing, and firearms.
Summer Solstice :
-June 21, 2013, 05:04 GMT
The word "Solstice" is derived from the Latin words Sol + systere, meaning "Sun" + "standing still”.
Summer solstice represents the longest day and the shortest night of the year. With a long day, this is a time to express ourselves in outdoor activities and recreations. The nature is in full bloom in this period and hence offers many possibilities for adventure and recreations. This is a time to connect with people around us and is a time to sow something that can be reaped at a later date.
The places in the ecliptic where the Sun seems to stand still mark the solstices.
Summer Solstice is the time when the Sun halts over the Tropic of Cancer (23°N26') on its journey north, then after some three days, turns in its tracks and begins its journey south, towards the equator. This major event culminates with various religious and cultural events across the globe.
Fall Equinox :
-September 22, 2013, 20:44 GMT
Equinox means " equal " day and night. This is a time of balancing in our life. Fall Equinox denotes the fullness after the summer. Harvesting, sharing, and celebrating are part of this period. This is a time to relax and enjoy life to its fullest.
The Fall Equinox also called the Autumn Equinox is the time when the Sun reaches the opposite balancing point in its path through the tropical zodiac. marked astrologically as the Sun enters the house of Libra. This is the time of the year when night conquers day.
Winter Solstice :
-December 21, 2013, 11:11 GMT
Winter solstice is the longest night and the shortest day of the year. This is a time to rest and relax before we set out into action . This is a time for us to be calm and wait for a vision, cleanse ourselves and boost out inner spirit for the dark and cold days ahead. It is also a time to take new resolutions in life.
The Winter Solstice is the time when the Sun halts over the Tropic of Capricorn (23°S26') for some three days at the end of its tropical journey south, before recommencing its tropical journey north. This, the longest night of the year occurs on December 21st for the year 2013.