Happy FALL and happy Spring if you are in the southern hemisphere ! Today (Sep 22nd 2020 13h30 GMT) we officially kick off Libra Season and we celebrate here in the Northern Hemisphere the Automnal Equinox.
Different than the Solstices where we have either the longest day or night of the year, the Equinoxes mark a time where the duration of the day is almost exactly the same as the night.
The Autumnal Equinox paradoxically marks the beginning of the end, specially at the Northern hemisphere, as we prepare for the cold, long winter nights. This is the time when we slowly start to retreat to the comfort of our homes, watching nature decay as it slips into the up coming winter sleep.
It is a particular time of the year where traditionally farmers would harvest all they had planted so they could prepare for the winter. By doing that they would also know the fruits of their labor. Has this been a good or a bad year ? Do we have enough seeds to plant for the next season ? Will we have enough to endure the cold winter nights ? It is both time to be grateful for the abundance of the harvest and to prepare for the harder times.
It is not a coincidence that it also during this time where we encounter the concepts of aging and dying, as we are after all, part of the life cycle… So this is the perfect time to go within and look back at the past 6 months and see what has worked, what hasn’t, what needs to go, what needs to stay and celebrate the wheel of life.
Fun Fact : According to Greek Mythology, it is during the Fall and Winter that Persephone would return to the under world as a prisoner wife to Hades (Pluto) . Her mother, Demeter or Ceres, who feeds the earth and produces the food and flowers, would feel so desperate and go into deep mourning that her suffering would translate into famine and starvation in the world. The people beg Zeus to do something and he pledged with Hades (Pluto) who agreed to let the girl come back for the other half of the year to be with her mother. Demeter would then be happy to have her daughter back and would bring back food and flowers to earth (Spring and Summer).
With the beginning of Libra season, we take note of what is good and what is bad, the pros and cons, and we try to see our situation from different perspectives as in to make a decision on what to keep or what to let go. Much like the symbolism of this time, this is a good time to let go of things that have done their time and are no longer serving us. Like the trees lose their leaves to concentrate their energy in surviving, we too can remove the excess “leaves” we have been carrying that are no longer needed.
With our modern lives we have lost touch with this deep natural cycles that dictate a rythme into all that is alive on Earth. Many of us have been pretending it doesn’t affect us… If you are here it is because you want to reconnect to this inner knowledge and the best way to reconnect to the natural cycles and create flow in your life is to first acknowledge they exist and then take time to celebrate these turning points and align with the energy available.
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate it (Click here to get 10 more ) :
⭐️ Create a gratitude board.
⭐️ Spend sometime in Nature
⭐️ Cleaning and decluttering your home
⭐️ Do a Fall Ritual
⭐️ Check in with your intuition : do a Tarot Card reading session.
If you celebrate it, please be sure to take a picture and tag me on instagram @bellaperegrino