Autumn Equinox is the Seventh Gateway of the Solar Mysteries that create the Wheel of the Year.
Of course depending on which Hemisphere you live, you will be celebrating either the Fall or Spring Equinox, these two days where the polarities of light and dark, Feminine and Masculine are in harmony and communion. Their energies are very similar but they are ushering in different seasons and therefore, different elementals and Truths.
Autumn Equinox occurs when the Sun reaches the half-way point of its journey through the zodiac (which began when the Sun moved into Aries in March). When the Sun enters Libra, which this year is on September 22nd at 6:54pm PDT, night and the day are again of equal length. Libra’s medicine is about balance and weaving love through relationship and community. Venus is the planet that rules Libra so there is a manifestation of Love as she supports the tending and cultivating of relationships.
The Equinox (whether Spring or Autumn) is about the Balance & Union of the Masculine and Feminine, the Solar and the Lunar. On this day, it is important to understand that the merging of these two seemingly polar opposite forces, is crucial for inclusivity and harmony. It is the knowing that neither would exist or be significant without the other. You can not have the Feminine without Masculine and vice versa.
You can not have joy without grief. You cannot have light without dark. This is the time where we stop exiling the Masculine or the Feminine and realize they are both needed and desired for Creation to continue, in all forms.
As is every High Holy Day, Autumn and Spring Equinox is a potent day to engage in Ritual, to look at the ways in which your inner King and inner Queen are living in harmony... and/or any ways that you are exiling or limiting this sacred inner marriage.
This is also a potent time to reflect on what you are reaping and celebrate all the energy, time and devotion that you have put into these seeds in full harvest.
Blessed Equinox, sister! Sending you so much love...
For the Autumn or Spring Equinox, I invite you to engage in ritual so that you learn from Gaia's rhythms and are guided into the next season with Ease and Grace.
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