AS more and more of us take an interest in astrology it's only right it gets its own special day on which we celebrate everything it can teach us.
Let's take a look at when and how we can pay homage (drink cocktails) to the magical world of horoscopes.
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When is International Astrology Day?
International Astrology Day is celebrated annually on the spring equinox, which is the first day of spring.
It falls on the day the Sun enters the sign of fire sign Aries.
The precise date for International Astrology Day takes place between March 19 and 22, though the most common dates are March 20 and 21.
This year International Astrology Day was celebrated on March 20.
Why is the date important to astrologers?
Astrologers consider the day to be the beginning of the new astrological year, which is why the horoscope page always start with Aries.
List of 12 star signs
The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.
- Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
- Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
- Pisces: February 19 – March 20
- Aries: March 21 – April 20
- Taurus: April 21 – May 21
- Gemini: May 22 – June 21
- Cancer: June 22 – July 22
- Leo: July 23 – August 23
- Virgo: August 24 – September 22
- Libra: September 23 – October 23
- Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
- Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
The spring equinox is also one of the most important days in our calendar.
It’s the day when day and night are equal and when the sun rays fall vertically on the equator.
You know that feeling when the days are getting lighter? That's the start of the spring equinox.
How is the day celebrated?
The day is celebrated by a whole host of astrologists and enthusiasts who attend seminars and, as is now the norm, webinars, to satisfy their zodiac craving.
Social media is also buzzing with with self-confessed horoscope junkies looking to connect. Guilty as charged!
We of course like to celebrate in style here by getting a group of our best girlfriends together (rules permitting) reading our horoscopes, drinking cocktails and generally being starry eyed.
With a global pandemic, Megxit and don’t get us started on KimYe, this age of uncertainty has seen a a growing number of people, particularly millennial women turn to astrology to help them size up partner potential, choose a career and even where to get a tattoo.
That's why it needs its own special day and even if you missed it this year, don't worry.
With a whole heap of horoscope related content on our new live blog we'll keep you in the loop so you don't miss a thing.
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