Celebrate Equinox Balance, 09/2014

The Equinox is the mid-point when the Sun is at the zenith over the equator. This planetary threshold calls us to pause and feel this embodied state of balance. This time of year is also known as Mabon in the Pagan and Wiccan traditions.

This is a perfect time to reflect on the fact that both the light and the darkness are a continual part of our experience, and it is a natural part of life to dance within the spectrum.

Light and dark, male and female, yin and yang, these are natural states of life. We cannot disconnect one from the other, and we cannot deny that both are part of the whole of experience. We must see the balance and the beauty in both.

Whether we are in the Northern Hemisphere transitioning into Fall or in the Southern Hemisphere moving into Spring, let’s join together, as a planetary family with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this continual dance.

It is in times like this that we can collectively expand the consciousness of our shared experience. This seems simple enough, but really how often do we truly inhabit this awareness? Our experience is usually so immediate that we rarely think of ourselves as a planet moving within a vast and mysterious Universe. If we did we might feel more united, and we would have more reverence for our beautiful Earth.

This is a wonderful time to honor this transition point and the major changes many of us have been experiencing. Doing some kind of symbolic ritual can help greatly in releasing the past to make room for the future that is beckoning. We are moving into a new season, a new time, a new chapter and with the new moon in Libra, and the Universe is certainly supporting us in this time of change!

Celebrate the Equinox by giving thanks for the balance in your life, for the abundance of the harvest season, and the attributes of the new moon in Libra, who is ruled by Venus; gentleness, balance, beauty, and a time to release energy that has been tied to the past.

May we embrace the all-that-is, for as we know, it is through our opposite reflection that we can let go of resistance, learn, and appreciate. Let us meet in the recognition that we are all of it, and may we move with grace into the new.

Equinox Blessings to all!