I love autumn! The crisp, cool breeze feels invigorating after long, hot, summer days.
The trees put on their show of colors (interesting fact: I read that the autumn colors of leaves are their natural color being revealed as the chlorophyll fades).
And the days grow shorter and cooler, prompting a return to wearing warm, snuggly clothing, and supping on comfort foods.
As the seasons and the planetary energy shifts, and we approach the autumnal equinox, our energy needs shift, too.
Our relationship to the land, its rhythms and cycles, is still of primal importance to us, even if many are now living modern, urban lifestyles.
The experiences, feeling, and patterns of our ancestors still reside in our DNA, genetically passed down through the generations.
The fall equinox is a full-fledged harvest festival, when thanks is given for the abundance of Mother Earth.
We celebrate the fruition of the seeds we’ve sown: the bounty we’ve gathered from the earth, as well as the bounty of our achievements.
The modern day spiritual spin on the meaning and significance of the autumnal equinox focuses on balancing the light and dark forces within us (our radiance vs. our shadow selves), but in days of old it marked the decline of the power and vitality of the sun, and the inevitable death of its associated gods.
The Goddess becomes the Crone, and is venerated for her age and wisdom.
We’re reminded that there is a cycle and time for all things, and that all things and phases in our lives have value.
It’s important to remember this in times of turbulence and fear: Life goes on. Death happens. Rebirth is inevitable. This was understood by our ancestors, but we’re in an age of disconnect — or at least it seems that way. I often wonder if we’re more in a space between death and rebirth, where old things are falling away, and there’s a birth of new consciousness happening.
But it’s still all part of the cycle.
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