AUTUMNAL EQUINOX / MABON
The Autumnal Equinox is the season of the harvest, when the Sun enters Libra, the sign of harmony, balance & beauty.
Equinoxes are times of equilibrium, when the hours of daylight are equal to the hours of darkness, & this equinox represent a time of rest after labor.
Spring represents initiation, but Autumn represents repose, when we look back over the season behind us, & give thanks for the blessings & abundance of this year’s harvest.
The eight spokes on the wheel of the year correspond to the eight phases of the Moon. The seasonal cycles are reflected in the symbolism of the waxing & waning Moon. The Autumnal Equinox corresponds to the Last Quarter phase of the lunar cycle, a time of reorientation, when we begin to prepare for a gradual change in our current cycle. This has been called a “Crisis in Consciousness”, when we know it’s time to move on to something new, & begin to evaluate what we’ll hold onto, & think about what we need to release once & for all.