The Autumnal Equinox, also known as September Equinox marks the beginning of Autumn and end of Summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. The word ‘Equinox’ is derived from Latin, aequus meaning ‘equal’ and nox meaning ‘night’. The day of the equinox has equal day and night. It is the moment of the Sun's crossing through the celestial equator of Earth, from north to south.
The spirit of Autumnal Equinox teaches us the art of transitioning from one phase to another. As the leaves begin to shed, the weather starts taking a new form to prepare for new beginnings. This symbolises the process of taking time to reflect on old habits & patterns to be able to create newer and better opportunities. This period of transition can be viewed as an inspiration to step back and examine who we were and who we can become, but taking back a step does not have to mean stepping into old habits again, it is rather time to let go of them completely, just like the branches of the trees let go of the old leaves to prepare for new ones. In our day to day lives, we can always use a period of reflection, take a step back to see how our actions are benefitting us and what can be added to them. We are not adapting them again, we can simply observe and plan while we prepare for new opportunities.
Autumn is also known as the season of harvest, harvesting ripened crops to begin a new cycle of growth. Without harvesting the older crops, it is simply impossible to sow seeds for newer ones. The season of harvest is celebrated throughout various cultures to show gratitude for what was recieved. So, in order to make space for new changes, it is important to acknowledge the joy and blessings we have already recieved.
MrilQ acknowledges the spirit of change and newness and is in the process of bringing reformation in its own unique way.
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