Time to Let Go and Embrace the Beauty that is You!
We are about to make the shift from summer to fall. You don’t even need to know the date as you notice the subtle shift of summer to fall. Our internal clock always notice is the difference.
The September Fall/Autumn equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens on September 22, 2018 and will mark the Autumn Equinox which signals the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere (our friends in the southern hemisphere are celebrating the Spring Equinox). There will be an equal amount of light and darkness during this time, and afterwards the nights grow longer and we head towards winter.
Technically, an equinox is an astronomical point and, due to the fact that the earth wobbles on its axis slightly, the date may vary by a few days depending on the year. The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator on its apparent journey southward, and we experience a day and a night that are of equal duration. It is also only two days from the Harvest Full Moon September 24, 2018. There is Lots of Lovely Spiritual Energy coming down through this week. It is time for you to tap into all that is there for you.
The Autumn Equinox is a meaningful time of year to honor the harvest. Whether that be a “real” harvest of the things planted in your garden or the harvest of efforts and intentions for your life path that you set earlier in the year.
The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life in nature, and within this cycle many ancient cultures perceived a powerful deeper message for humanity.
Although the nights are getting cooler, the days are still warm, and there is something magical in the sunlight, for it seems silvery and indirect.
This is the time to look back, not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.
We must remember that all things must come to an end. So the Sun God journeys into the lands of winter and into the Goddess’ loving arms, but endings are a good time to celebrate our successes, thank our selves and those who helped us, and take part in the balance of life!
Indigenous cultures recognized earth-based wisdom and understood that the four focal points of the year: the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox; illuminated stages of an inner spiritual journey – a spiritual cycle that the individual takes within themselves.
As we consciously link our awareness to nature’s cycles, our understanding of our own cycles begin to deepen.
On the Fall Equinox you may want to honor abundance and shift your consciousness in some way through a small ritual or ceremony.
- Start by lighting a candle
- Burn incense such as Pine
- Give thanks for all that you have
- Express gratitude for being here now.
Fall is the time of year that we set up our internal space and make room for what’s to come in the next year. We create fertile soil for our greater visions to grow but not by doing.
It is time to activate our new cycle and allow ourselves time to be silent. By becoming quiet and listening to what is trying to emerge from within us we will grow to be the Divine Light in this dark world.
To welcome in this beautiful and magical season use some of the following natural elements to embrace all that is good.
Incense or scents to use: Pine, Sage, Sweetgrass or Myrrh.
Seasonal Herbs: Rue, Yarrow, Rosemary, Marigold, Sage, Walnut Leaves And Husks, Mistletoe, Saffron, Oat Leaves, and Apple.
At this time of year there is a great call for us to turn to something greater than ourselves. When you learn to explore your inner self you will find your true spiritual path.
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