What the Spring Equinox Means for Your Home, According to your Zodiac Sign
Queue the ’90s Enigma and bust out your Swiffer duster pads, astral voyagers. March 20th’s Spring Equinox offers up a sparkly return to innocence, and an opportunity to get fresh and clean both inside and out.
Ushering in the cosmic New Year, the spring equinox is a potent portal that takes us from the dark, interior wintry mix of claw-footed bathtubs and down comforters, and into the light bright of rolled-up blinds and new life emerging through the pavement cracks. Think of it as your energetic shift from the back bedroom and into the foyer, as you feel into what you’re poised to bring forward and what you want to invite in to greet you.
With each month’s shift between signs, we’re asked to slough off old skins and slide on new couch covers. And the March transition between Pisces deep sea emo diving, and the engine revving of Aries season, is arguably the most powerful of the year. This year, the equinox occurs on the same day as the Libra Full Moon, asking us to celebrate exactly what equilibrium feels like for us, and to invite our “opposite” to dance, relishing the integration of qualities we might usually think of as other.
Ruled by the Emperor and the Justice cards in the Tarot, this threshold asks us to stand our ground with ease and grace, and to remember that we have the right to walk our own rooms without paying a cent of metaphorical rent. ‘Tis the season to reclaim your domain, and to let your space be both an extension of your very essence and an aspirational launching pad into the land beyond your lair.
Your Spring Spatial: How could it be easier, dear Aries? Ask yourself this question at the equinox, and try not to balk at the notion that ease is your birthright. You’re the zodiac’s premiere fan of friction, but this Equinox portal is asking you to initiate a cycle of lubrication and natural movement that doesn’t have to feel so damn hard to be worthy of your consideration. Start by literally purging any impediments to your transition between rooms, any scratchy fabrics or stuck doors. Love up on the rooms dedicated to sheer rest, and soothe any desire to overburden furniture and areas with multi-uses. Oil the hinges, both literally and metaphorically Aries, and let yourself slip and slide into spring without breaking a sweat.
Your Spring Spatial: With changemaker Uranus now rolling through your sign, you’re radicalizing how you receive and the forms of security that resonate at a soul-deep level, Taurus. This equinox offers you a chance to return to your Venus-ruled sense of pure beauty, without a trace of hesitation. Treat your entire space like an extended boudoir, considering your personal style at baseboard level, and remembering that there is nothing in your world that is not worthy of veneration. Whether your taste veers towards fluffy romantic florals, or black leather, dive into it completely, and let this willingness to love up on what you love send honey into every part of your existence.
Your Spring Spatial: This equinox finds you sun-kissed and standing on a wide open plain, Gemini. What do you now understand that you didn’t before? What are you being asked to see? With your butterfly mind, sometimes it can be challenging to hone in, but this Equinox offers you a chance to envision what truly matters. Take this honed focus into your space and literally slice off anything that looks like a browned leaf. Ripped fabric. Stained carpet. Old objects that clutter your view and compromise your clarity. Imagine that you’re making over your space for potential buyers. Exfoliate the ancient, sweep out the cobwebs, and light that pumpkin pie candle to come on home to newness.
Your Spring Spatial: All this engine-revving equinox energy can sometimes send you running back for your sensitized shell, but you can choose to let it take you into a more complex experience of your personal power. Fight for the force of your feelings. Show the rest of us that intuitive hits are the soundest way to steer your ship. Take this equinox to return to your space in the deepest sense. Spend time with cherished objects. Consider exactly which colors and fabrics will help you feel safest and strongest in your own domain. There is no shame in creating your sanctuary right now. Let the rest of the world swirl outside your door while you reclaim your right to design your perfect retreat.
Your Spring Spatial: This equinox wants you to free your mind, Glitter Kitten. And this begins with asking how you know what you know, and whether it’s a belief that’s fit to travel forward with you. Get closer to your personal journey and experiential learning by purging your space of any pieces that have been gifted but don’t really fit your style. And open up new pathways through your domain that are based on how you actually use it. Are you keeping a real or metaphorical couch cover on because of future fears of guests? Holding onto some flatware for an imagined occasion? Let your space feel rough, tumbled, and raw diamond ready for your actual, live inhabitation of it.
Your Spring Spatial: Consider the uses of heat, Virgo. Warmth, ignition, the very will to live and keep burning. This equinox wants you to get closer to your source of light and high temperature. Maybe it’s a creative project. Or a sweaty workout. Or something far more subtle that simply makes the cells in your body sing and dance. Sun-drench your space in creamsicle palettes and terracotta accents fit for the Mediterranean. Hang plates on the walls, and invite lush greenery to live in every room. Imagine that your space is a hothouse where humidity and saturation are the keys to success. Let yourself feel languid and lazy, like a cat in a precious patch of sun.
Your Spring Spatial: This equinox’s medicine is fueling your mojo, Libra, and you’re asked to work it for what’s worth it, no matter how many feathers might get ruffled. You can truly have it all, and don’t need to fear alienating people or breaking the peace as you break out of your own shell and take up more valuable real estate in your own life. Start by infusing your space with plumpness, fluffing pillows, investing in oversized couches and large art pieces that literally take up whole walls. Let it feel splashy and exploratory, and let this process of sprawling out through your domain remind you that you never have to play it small in the name of serenity.
Your Spring Spatial: The spring equinox asks you to reach out from the inside, Scorpio, swapping some of your heavy metal depths for life on open land, in plain sight. Before you let this frighten you back into a cavern, consider that you can build a little habitat in your soul to carry with you for privacy, even as you commit to more exposure. Let your space feel like this kind of heart-shaped locket, as you choose what gets revealed and what stays hidden. Unlock some of your drawers. Place basement or attic objects on display. And balance this with some private quarter that is still just for you, dancing between partnership and personal prowess.
Your Spring Spatial: This equinox wants you to go wild, Sag. And this starts with reclaiming the turf that is yours and yours alone. Where have you been letting people and projects onto your land that you’d rather keep out? What territories do you want to stake and steady ground do you long to stand on? It’s a moment for joyously asserting some boundaries and letting these containers create even more magic. Start by dedicating part of your space to a purpose that’s yours alone. Whether or not you’re sharing your domain, can you imagine that you have the right to find retreat in every room you walk through? Play with geometrics and hard-edged, solid furniture pieces, and let the lines liberate you.
Your Spring Spatial: What’s your relationship to sheer instinct, Cappy? The spring equinox wants you to love up on your capacity for animal leaps and exuberant maneuvers, as you feel into your life rather than think it. Allow yourself plenty of room to “screw up,” knowing that there truly are no mistakes, and just let yourself come alive to the growing light within and without. In your space, practice opening wide. Sample multiple colors on a single wall. Let bricks and beams be exposed. Add pops of color in staid, conservative places. Let the kitchen stand at the heart of your willingness to remain in process; hang pots from the ceiling and stock up on your spices.
Your Spring Spatial: While you’re often inclined towards the egalitarian, this equinox wants you to open yourself to the sweet treats that are possible when you adopt a “me first” attitude. If this sounds selfish to you, start by imagining that you’re an exploratory babe who has freshly landed on earth, simply touching and tasting and smelling this whole new world that exists around you. In your space, unburden yourself from any sense of strategy and swap it for immediacy. Start by scrapping the floor plan and seeing what feels good where. You may end up breakfasting in the living room, or starting a creative project in bed. Enliven your space with anything that symbolizes overturned earth: think seedlings, white paint, and linen sheets.
Your Spring Spatial: This spring equinox wants to remind you that you’re worthy of being here in the first place, sweet mermaid. That you have a right to adopt a rallying cry. That you deserve to be drenched in finery, all the way down to your diamond-soled shoes. Adopt this palatial approach in your home, and give everything that you touch a storybook feeling of gilt and glitter, without a trace of guilt. Let furniture feel significant: think mahogany, studs, and strong backs. Imagine that your lair was a jewel box and create the ideal setting for your own gemstone heart to rest, complete with touchable fabrics, red roses in wide vases, and the good china, every damn day.