Today is the Autumn Equinox – the first official day of Autumn when our day and night are of equal length. From this day forward the Sun no longer outshines…
Today is the Autumn Equinox – the first official day of Autumn when our day and night are of equal length.
From this day forward the Sun no longer outshines the darkness; and this seasonal turning of the wheel reminds us to complete what is left undone as the more insular and introspective darker months are beckoning us in.
Our energy levels tend to dip at this time and you may notice a fatigue as our bodies cleanse and release that which no longer serves us.
To the ancient Greeks, the Equinox marked the return of the goddess Persephone to the Underworld, where she was reunited with her husband Hades.
Her mother Demeter who presides over the fertility of the earth was so distraught at this separated that she allowed all life to wither and die until Persephone’s return to Earth in six months time.
So in many ways this is a time of letting go.
Of retreating from the noise and surrendering to all that which is outside of our control.
It’s also a time to remember the duality of our lives – that the darkness and the light both have important gifts for us.
And whereas Spring is about birth and beginning – Autumn is all about harvest and completion.
Both in our inner world and outer experience of life.