The Autumnal Equinox is the day when both night and day are the same length. In 2017, The Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22. The Autumnal Equinox occurs once a year when the sun crosses over the celestial equator moving south into the northern hemisphere. When this happens, it shines equally on the northern and southern hemispheres.
At the start of the Autumnal Equinox, you should take some time to reflect on the bounty of your hard work, give thanks for the blessings that you have, and make preparations for the coming winter months.
The Autumnal Equinox marks the first day of the season of autumn. It is also called the Fall Equinox, the Second Harvest Festival, Festival of Dionysus, Wine Harvest, Cornucopia, and Winter Finding.
Ancient people celebrated each change of the seasons, knowing that nature’s changes outside correspond to inner changes as well.
“One should take into consideration the influence of the planets too. It’s for this reason that all rituals used to be done at specific times, calculated by astrologists: during the full moon, the solstice or equinox” (Adventures of Mystic)
Symbol of Second Harvest – Equality – Balance
• Prepare for the winter ahead
• Become attuned to the dark and the light within yourself
• Create a balance that will carry you forward into the coming winter
This is a good time to use affirmations for protection, wealth and prosperity, self confidence, balance and harmony, and goal setting.