The official date of the Fall Equinox this year, where night and day meet in equal balance, is September 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm EDT. For many cultures the fall equinox is celebrated on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels including; gathering the harvest (abundance), offering thanks for the bounty received (gratitude) and reviewing the results from the growing season (reflection). It is a propitious occasion to reflect upon the undertakings of the year, using the opportunity to transform each experience into wisdom and restore balance if needed. Given that the equinox of 2009 occurs during Mercury retrograde, there is greater probability that actions from this year will return for review. As the autumnal season signifies the final harvest from the fields, it’s also time to review how well the seeds of thoughts and dreams planted in the spring have flourished into an abundant harvest this fall.
In this spirit of thanksgiving and contemplation, take the time to offer gratitude to each person met this year, whether the encounter appeared to have been positive or not. By doing this each person who created an impact on one’s journey is honored at the soul level. In life all people are simultaneously teachers and students. It is difficult to fully understand what has not been experienced. Thus, the journey of life is one of seeking experience. From experience comes knowledge and applied knowledge ripens into wisdom. By honoring the experience, each moment becomes sacred with personal and divine value representing that all encounters present the opportunity to learn and grow.
These cumulative actions create an auspicious window to release excess baggage and stagnant energy (prune), in which to begin the new year with a clean slate. Letting go of limiting thoughts and actions (what has been reaped and sown), changes the future by manifesting an open, positive and receptive atmosphere to bring new ideas to fruition.
Of great importance to remember during this time is that the only constant in life is change; events will occur, choices are made, and actions are generated. While the past cannot be altered, the bountiful harvest of wisdom gained from each experience is a gift. Life can present us with great tragedy and tremendous joy. With a discerning mind, we can locate the grains of wisdom and insight to plant as seeds for the future.
Ways to Celebrate: The Fall Equinox is a wonderful time to celebrate abundance, gratitude and reflection with family and friends. Celebrate this occasion by hosting a special dinner. Decorate your home and table using leaves, berries, cornucopias and the colors of Autumn; orange, brown, red and gold. Pumpkins, apples, seeds, bread and gourds are traditional items to display and include in the dinner. To connect each guest with the celebration, ask them to bring an item to share that signifies what they harvested this year, whether in their garden or in their life. For example, one could bring honey to signify they have learned how to appreciate sweetness in life. At the dinner party ask each person to share what they have learned this year regarding gratitude, abundance, growth or creativity and then offer a toast to each experience with red wine or apple or grape juice. Enjoying the equinox with good friends can lead to empowering conversations, facilitating the opportunity for each guest to reflect on the good in their lives and reaffirm their commitment to go forth and create their dreams.
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