Whether this weekend is your Spring or your Autumn Equinox, it is a new seasonal moment. The night as long as the day, the Sun crossing Zero degrees of Libra and Gaia at equilibrium.
But let’s not get too goo-goo about it. Coming back into balance is not necessarily a harmonious process; an equinox can feel as evocative and emotionally turbulent as an Eclipse.
It can be like equalizing the pressure as you emerge from an ocean. You re-establish your relationship to yourself in Time, recognizing where your calculations are out of whack. Melancholy at the societal-environmental imbalance is more potent than usual. Notice the things or people that you now refer to in the past tense. Sometimes you cannot rebalance without dropping a burden on one side or adjusting your stance. And then that simple shift makes you see other factors anew.
The old Pagan festivals are mostly agrarian, based around agriculture and rituals associated with successful harvests or the sowing of seeds. Even though many of us won’t be intimately related to such activity this Equinox, deep in our psyches, we assess what we sowed and what was reaped. The most straightforward but most challenging ritual to do around this? To sit with it, let the feelings rise and acknowledge. Only then can you access the profound wisdom.
An Equinox is a gate, and every gate has a guardian, invisible or not. Answer the riddle, crack the code of yourself, pay homage and pass through.
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