Autumn Equinox: September 22, 2012
The Sun as of today continues a solar pattern that forms a gorgeous tapestry of meanings as every year completes a journey around the earth.
Winter Solstice marks its “birth”. Also the shortest day of the year, allowing a phase of ascendency as the days lengthen.
On the Spring Equinox, day and night are in balance. After this the sun continues to strengthen and the days grow longer.
This phase culminates with the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, when the sun begins to decline again as the days grow shorter.
The Autumn Equinox -today- is the point at which the day and night are once again equal. After today the sun continues to wane and the days shorten as we move forward towards the cocoon times of winter.
For most mystics, the Autumn Equinox is an event that recognizes a spiritual descent into darkness. Easier is to grasp it when simply saying that this is a time of change from the expansive energy of summer and prepare for the inward energy of winter.
During the Autum Equinox,
… the mystic walking the path must descend into the Abyss to face their own inner darkness, to prepare for the birth of the gods of light within, celebrated at the winter solstice.
Does this sound familiar?
Yesterday a friend and student asked me if it was normal for her not to feel like going out. Most of the time we are more likely to expand our energy, truth is, it is absolutely important to also surrender to those moments of contraction, to appreciate them as part of the journey. To realize that everything is perfect just as it is.
Throughout the days, we have been emphasizing on how essential is to go inwards, to inhabit our low vibrations, because they are a part of our human experience. Autumn Equinox is a time of great essence when the veil between the worlds is thinner and we can tap into this by harvesting our inner growth and healing through meditation and contemplation. The dynamic of life is one, and it promises brighter days of expansion after greater days of contraction. Just breathe, accept, let go, be.
** Inspired by the articles: The Spiritual Meaning of the Autumn Equinox and Spiritual Light and Darkness, Celebrating the Equinox…