These Are the 4 Zodiac Signs That’ll *Really* Experience the High-Vibe Energy of the Spring Equinox

With the first wisps of warmth in the air and daylight finally stretching well into the evening, one thing is certainly evident: The spring equinox is upon us. Arriving on March 20 at 11:33 a.m., EST, this first official day of spring is also the first day of the astrological calendar. “It feels celebratory, as it's the beginning of the astrological new year, and it signifies that we're now coming out of the dark of winter,” says astrologer Courtney O’Reilly. “Nature can now spring back to life.” And so can we, as the effects of the spring equinox deliver ambitious, up-and-at-’em energy, particularly for the four zodiac signs most influenced by its astrology.

Astrologically, you can think of the spring equinox as an “absolute energetic reset,” says astrologer Narayana Montúfar, describing the sun’s entry, on this day, into the fiery sign of Aries. “This is fire energy in its purest form, and we’re all bound to feel a surge of productivity and drive.” Though that’s the case any year on the spring equinox, the effects of this day are particularly pronounced this year, as it occurs on a Sunday, adds Montúfar, which is the day of the week ruled by the sun. “To channel this moment in time, it’s wise to take action on a big dream,” she says. “Aries is a cardinal sign, which calls for an initiatory and unapologetic approach to life.”

“This is fire energy in its purest form, and we’re all bound to feel a surge of productivity and drive.” —Narayana Montúfar, astrologer

This year, that ambitious energy gets an extra dose of depth, as the sun and moon each form a tough square with intense Pluto in Capricorn. As the planet of transformation, Pluto pushes us to dive deeper and investigate our shadow sides, says Montúfar, all of which we may find ourselves doing over the next couple months, while en route to that larger life goal.

Nonetheless, a happy conjunction of intellect-focused Mercury with expansive Jupiter in Pisces on the spring equinox also supplies us with intuitive clarity, allowing us to see the way forward, despite these potential setbacks. “The effect is dreamy, inspirational, and hopeful,” says O’Reilly, who suggests using this energy to translate lofty visions into tangible steps in a plan.

While this strong start to Aries season will undoubtedly impact these fiery rams, there are three other zodiac signs that can expect to feel the effects of the spring equinox most intensely. Below, Montúfar shares the particular vibe each of these signs can expect from this cosmic rebirth, and how to make the most of it.

The 4 zodiac signs most likely to feel the effects of the spring equinox, according to an astrologer


It’s the start of your season, and you’re bound to feel this sense of new beginnings in a big way. “The sun in your sign will help illuminate your path forward, toward success,” says Montúfar. As noted above, this is certainly a supportive time for launching any new plans. You can expect them to really take off during the second part of the year, though, when beneficent Jupiter briefly pivots out of Pisces to lend its expansive energy to your sign.


As a self-starter cardinal sign, like Aries, you tend to lean in when the opportunity arises. But with the moon in your sign as the spring equinox arrives—directly opposing the sun in Aries—you could feel quite emotional or even overwhelmed by the potential of the new season ahead. “This is a great opportunity to explore your emotional landscape and nurture yourself by spending time alone on self-care,” says Montúfar. Doing so will help you achieve the balance and harmony you ultimately crave amid a high-energy time.


Intense Pluto has been shaking up your sign for some time now, and with its recent return to the exact degree of Capricorn it occupied at the founding of this country, many long-standing ideas and institutions are being questioned or abandoned in favor of more progressive ones. As the sun and moon activate Pluto in Capricorn during the spring equinox, you, too, have the chance to throw out anything outdated or outmoded, and embrace change. “This is a season of transformation,” says Montúfar. “You’ll be pushed to take a closer look at the reasons behind your actions and the nature of your ambitions.” Consider what in your life might be up for renewal.


Sure, the sun may shift out of Pisces and into Aries on the spring equinox, but with the day’s Jupiter-Mercury conjunction in your sign, the vibe is particularly high-key. “This is a time of great inspiration for you, as the conjunction in Pisces will help you communicate with newfound optimism,” says Montúfar. In particular, you might consider pouring some of that energy into financial matters, as Aries rules your second house of resources and money. In other words, it's a stellar time to set in motion a new financial plan or begin a new money-making enterprise, adds Montúfar.

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