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The Spring Equinox is March 20—Here's What It Means for Your Zodiac Sign

Looking for a fresh start? Astrologers explain how to make the most of the Spring Equinox.

Rise and shine! After months of battling the bitter winter blues, spring arrives on March 20, 2023. In astrology, this date is known as the spring equinox (or vernal equinox). It occurs each year when the sun enters Aries, marking the start of the season and the astrological new year—and bringing with it changes for each zodiac sign.

"This is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and planting seeds for the future," says astrologer and founder of Clairvoyance, Charette Vachon. "Aries is known for its pioneering spirit, courage, and enthusiasm. During Aries season, we are encouraged to take bold action and pursue our passions with vigor."

And this year, the spring equinox is an exciting time for all of the zodiac signs, offering opportunities for growth, adventure, and transformation. Keep reading to learn how you can embrace the energy of the spring equinox and use it to pursue your goals and dreams with enthusiasm.

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What the Spring Equinox Means For Your Zodiac Sign


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It's your time to shine, Aries! With the sun entering your sign on March 20, you can expect to feel even more energized and confident than usual.

"As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is associated with new beginnings, and the spring equinox is an especially powerful time for them," explains Ankush Wadhwa, a professional astrologer and personal growth coach. "They may feel a renewed sense of energy and motivation to pursue their goals."  This is your season, so make a plan of action to achieve the ambitions you set out for yourself this year.


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You might be feeling a bit uncertain when the sun enters fast and furious Aries, but your down-to-earth energy will see you through. "Aries season may feel a bit overwhelming for you, but don't let that hold you back," says Vachon. "Take some time to recharge your batteries and focus on self-care."

There are some things in motion behind the scenes for you right now, and you're starting to get some hints at the success headed your way. Just relax, take things slow, and let the answers come in time.

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If the last few months had you feeling like you were stuck in a rut, the spring equinox is sure to be a breath of fresh air. The cosmic alignment of the sun in Aries will give you a much-needed push to get out and try something new.

"Gemini will feel a surge of intellectual energy during the spring equinox," says Wadhwa. "They may be inspired to learn new things, explore new ideas, and connect with others." Try setting intentions around making new friends, volunteering, or even getting more involved in your neighborhood.


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The spring equinox is giving you the "boost of confidence and motivation" to chase your dreams, notes Vachon, so it's a big month for your career, Cancer. "Take advantage of this energy to pursue your professional goals," she says.

You're known as a team player around the office, but this spring you'll get your chance to be the star. Aries season is inviting you to use your voice and embrace your authority, which is why we recommend setting intentions around new possibilities.

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The last few months had you hibernating, Leo, but the warmth of spring is coaxing you out. It's time to tap into your inspiration and get back in touch with your inventive side.

"Leo will feel a renewed sense of creativity and self-expression during the spring equinox," explains Wadhwa. "They may also feel a stronger desire to take risks and pursue their passions." Set intentions around what you want to learn this year and how you're going to challenge yourself to grow.


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The sun entering Aries will shine a light on some habits you've been wanting to change, Virgo. You'll feel a strong desire to focus on your health and wellness during the spring equinox.

"Aries season will be a time of deep introspection for you. Take some time to reflect on your values and beliefs and set intentions for the future," Vachon shares. The boost of energy you'll receive will help you release what's not serving you anymore and instead embrace what empowers you.

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When the sun enters Aries, you can expect things to heat up in your love life. "Libra will feel a stronger desire to seek more balance and harmony in their lives once spring rolls around," says Wadhwa. "They'll also feel more inspired to connect with others and cultivate meaningful relationships." This could be the perfect time to have some deep conversations with your partner about your future together.

In addition to feeling romantic, you're also feeling more compassionate toward yourself this month, so try setting intentions around self-care.


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Prepare to see the world in a whole new way, Scorpio. The winter months might have had you feeling a bit lost, but "Aries season will be a time of transformation for you," says Vachon. "Use this energy to shed old patterns and embrace new ways of being."

Things are likely to be a bit unpredictable for you this month, but you'll find it easier to manage as you learn to better trust yourself. Try embracing positive thinking and using your voice for self-advocacy and change. Now is the time to bravely charge ahead into the unknown.

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Spring is here to help you find your flow, Sagittarius. You've been taking a break from all the hustle and bustle lately, but you can expect to feel a boost to your social life when the sun enters Aries on March 20. "Use this energy to explore new horizons and broaden your perspective," suggests Vachon.

You'll certainly be feeling more curious and playful during this time, so try inviting more creativity into your life and embracing your inner child.


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No need to rush things, Capricorn. You're so close to the finish line after months and months of carefully executing your plans. And when the sun enters Aries this month, you can count on some extra confidence and energy to help you finish strong.

"Aries season will bring a focus on your resources and finances," notes Vachon. "Use this energy to create a solid foundation for the future." One of your most valuable resources during the next few weeks is time, so you can afford to be choosy with who gets your attention. Try to get plenty of rest to keep yourself motivated and moving.

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When the sun enters Aries on March 20, you'll be feeling more motivated and inspired to pursue your passions. Changes could be happening all around you this month as you venture out and explore new opportunities, so don't be afraid to brag about yourself and your accomplishments.

"Aries season will be a time of creativity and self-expression for you. Use this energy to tap into your unique gifts and share them with the world," says Vachon. This spring is a good time to set intentions around finding your voice and living life as your most authentic self.


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The sun may be moving out of your sign into fiery and bold Aries, but the spring equinox is still a main character moment for you, Pisces. "Aries season will bring a focus on your inner world and spiritual life. Use this energy to connect with your intuition and explore your spiritual practice," says Vachon.

It's important to tune into your wants and desires during this time, so try setting intentions around putting yourself first and taking more time to indulge in life's little pleasures.

Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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