Autumnal Equinox – September 2013
The Fall Equinox (Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere) occurs on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4:44pm EDT (1:44pm PDT). The transition with the new seasons is an important time to revisit your intentions, and review what you’ve accomplished over the past several months.
The Fall Equinox marks a time of the harvest. Review goals set during the Spring Equinox, expressing gratitude for what has been accomplished versus what perceived as missing or lacking. Through the vibration of gratitude you will attract what resources you need to ultimately achieve your goals.
It is also a good time to clean out, prune or cut out what you no longer need. This creates a void, allowing space for the new to arrive. The new “stuff” may appear as new opportunities, expansion, and/or a sense of freedom. As equinox falls on the cusp of the Full Moon, releasing any old patterns, emotions, habits, other people’s burdens, and beliefs are supported by this transition.
Take inventory of what you have achieved over the past six months, being grateful for all of the bounty that is around you. No matter how big or small the accomplishments, each step takes you closer to what you want. As you observe the accomplishments, recognize that expansion occurs when we express gratitude for what has already been received.
Do something that is meaningful and ritualistic as you go through this transition. During this time you may see issues you want to release. For example, write a list of what you want to release, burning it, and sending your intentions with the smoke to the sky.
For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox marks a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. New growth is popping up all around as the trees begin to bud and blossoms are bursting. For you, this is the beginning of the growth cycle. Plant new seeds you want to achieve over the next six months. Visualize your goals as new seeds you will drop into the fertile soil. Bless them with love and faith as you let them drop into the ground. This symbolizes “letting go” and allowing the earth to provide the resources necessary for the plant within the seed to take root.
Whether you’re taking inventory of the harvest with the Fall Equinox or planting new seeds with the Spring Equinox, celebrate the changing of the seasons with gratitude, faith, and the belief that everything around you is expanding for your highest good.