Seasons change and so will we; nature gently shifts into one other guise giving us nice alternative to note, observe, and honor the turning of the wheel.
Stars re-balance through the Fall Equinox on September twenty second, an occasion marked astrologically by the solar transferring into Libra, which is the seventh zodiac signal.
This indicators a shift in power, because the Solar seems in the signal of the Scales, balanced Libra, truthful, simply, cool and neutral.
Libra is a Cardinal Zodiac Signal (like Aries, Most cancers, and Capricorn), these are the turning factors of the Zodiac Wheel that instigate, with motivation to take motion; Aries with a recent begin and the intrepid ardour for a brand new starting, Most cancers with the inclination to seek out safety and place, Libra with the impetus to attach on an mental stage, Capricorn to maneuver in the direction of longevity, sustaining tangible builds over time.
Day and night time are of equal size presently – in reality the phrase equinox truly means ‘equal night time’, and the length of the day and night time at the moment are the identical. We’re on the level that harmonizes the lengthy days of summer season (and light-weight) and the lengthy nights of winter (and darkness)…
This can be a nice time for a mid-year check-in, not just for you however for reaching out to others, too!
Libra Season makes for a super month for reflection round our private relationships, to indicate consciousness and lengthen courtesy and kindness to a different. Take a look at your individual behaviour in the direction of all people you come into contact with, not solely a partner or enterprise accomplice (or work spouse) however the way you deal with an arch rival or competitor, too.
This is a chance to vary, simply because the leaves change their colours we will transfer into a unique gear, and are available into alignment with a greater means of being…
Acknowledge the darkish and light-weight inside, taking stock, taking inventory of what’s good and dangerous, ready to be neutral, truthful and simply…
It’s fascinating that within the system of Planetary Dignities the Solar in Libra is taken into account in its ‘Fall’ (whereas the Solar in Aries is Exhalted or in Exaltation). The Solar is falling away, whereas Saturn is Exalted in Libra – darkness creeping in!
Important Websites For The Equinox…
In Machu Picchu, the Metropolis of the Incas, there’s an archaeological website perched atop a mountain overlooking the Urubamba Valley.
Right here, an enormous stone sits on the high of this sacred mountain referred to as Intihuatana, which suggests “the place when the solar will get tied.”
The stone is completely positioned so that every nook sits on the 4 cardinal factors (north, south, east, and west), and at precisely midday on the date of the spring or fall equinox, the Solar’s shadow disappears.
The stone is a exact indicator of the date of the 2 equinoxes.
The Nice Sphinx and Pyramid of Khafre in Egypt additionally mark the spring and fall equinox, with a peculiar phenomenon.
In case you stand instantly in entrance of the Sphinx at sundown on the date of both equinox, you’ll observe the Solar setting on the Sphinx’s proper shoulder.
At this angle, the Solar additionally sits on the southern nook of the Pyramid of Khafre, positioned behind the Sphinx.
The Autumn, or Fall Equinox is one of many quarter days within the calendar, the opposite quarter days being:
- the spring equinox (or vernal equinox),
- the summer season solstice (or midsummer),
- and the winter solstice (additionally referred to as midwinter).
Mabon – The Second Harvest Pageant!
Every of the 4 quarter days has a Photo voltaic Pageant: Ostara, Litha, Mabon and Yuletide.
The beginning of Autumn-time or the Fall Equinox coincides with Mabon, the second harvest (the primary being Lughnasadh, the final being Samhain or Halloween).
In historic cultures was a time to retailer meals for winter (particularly the farmers gathered hearty meals like gourds, pumpkins, grapes and apples).
The Cornucopia–or Horn of Lots–is a conventional image for Mabon, an emblem for an plentiful harvest but in addition a stability of male (phallic) and feminine (receptive) that can be utilized presently…
That is at all times such an exquisite level within the calendar to acknowledge, after we see seen shifts throughout us within the colours of nature.
Convey it residence with a feast for you and yours!
Honour the time of yr consuming meals which can be seasonal; corn, beans, squash, apples, pumpkins, root greens and so forth. and use herbs of this season too: rosemary and sage.
Concord & Equality!
Most of all we will have fun with a second of stability in our personal lives, taking the day for stillness, appreciation, and honoring the passing of time with gratitude.
The Christian competition Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is well known on the twenty ninth of September yearly, a day related to the start of autumn.
Celebrated with the primary Full Moon after Equinox, that is additionally a particular second within the calendar, and one to notice for a feast of enjoyable! That is the time to eat Mooncakes…
It’s fascinating to notice that the fall equinox within the northern hemisphere is the spring equinox within the sourthern hemisphere (Australia, South Africa, South America, New Zealand and different locations south of the equator), and vice versa.