Happy Fall Equinox, everyone! I didn’t even realize it was the first day of Autumn until hopping on social media today and I realized, wait a second… this day is symbolic AF for my fellow Wilde Witches.
Okay, so why is the Autumnal Equinox so symbolic? Well first off, it is the season of Libras, an astrology sign ALL about balance. A beautiful balance of both light and dark. And no, I’m not only talking about an energetic or mindful balance, but a physical one as well, as our days and nights are of equal length in the amount of sunshine and darkness. Fun fact: The word Equinox comes from the Latin words “aequi” which translates to “equal” and “nox” to night.
This transition in seasons is also a time to prepare for the colder months ahead. Animals prepare their bodies for hibernation. Farmers prepare their crops for low temperatures. It only makes sense to take some time to mentally prepare yourself for the upcoming Winter. I love to do this by rearranging my house, and pulling out the cozy blankets. Winter is usually a pretty hard season for me, as I dearly miss the warmth of the sunshine. Creating a warm and cozy environment with Autumn colors is an absolute must for me.
This time of year is an opportunity to slow down and let go of what no longer serves us, just as the trees are letting go of their amber and mustard colored leaves. Now is not only the time to move a little slower and with more intention, but to also reflect. Have you showed up this year the way you have wanted to? Reminder, make sure to give yourself grace, as 2020 has been anything but ordinary. Be kind to yourself as you reflect, and create a gratitude list if you end up going down a mental path of lack and unworthiness. Now is the time to set intentions that you wish to bring into the Winter and carry you into the Spring.
The Autumnal Equinox is also referred to as Mabon – a pagan harvest festival. A time to reap what you sow, and give thanks to Mother Earth for the bounty she provides. Some people even like to refer to this time as Witches’ Thanksgiving.
“Now, as the leaves begin to fall and the weather gets cooler, Mother Nature begins preparing for a type of death, and we too may feel called to let things go. We may also feel a need to put things on ice’ or to release our attachment to taking action and making decisions in order to see where things may flow on their own.” – Tanaaz of Forever Conscious