Equinox: equal balance between night and day — dark and light

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:21 p.m. pacific time

To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. — Walt Whitman

The movement of the Sun into Libra marks the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Fall and the season of balance and gratitude. Celebrated throughout the world, the changing of the seasons are a magical celestial event. Astronomically, in the Northern Hemisphere, both the Fall Equinox (end of Summer) and the Spring Equinox (end of Winter) mark the only two days of the year that the Earth’s axis is not titled toward or away from the Sun.

Chichen Itza in Mexico became one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2006. This pyramid was built in the 8th–12th century C.E. to signify the sacred Mayan calendar. On the Spring and Fall Equinoxes, thousands of people from all over the world travel to watch the phenomena of the Sun illuminating a 120 foot-long snake creeping down the northern staircase for 45 minutes. The Mayans created this sacred dance between shadow and light as a symbolic representation of the serpent joining the Earth with the heavens and the underworld.

Astrologically, Libra marks the halfway point of the Sun’s journey through the Zodiac, which began at the Astrological New Year with the Sun’s movement into Aries (March 20). Just as the Fall Equinox is associated with balance (between day and night), so too is Libra — however, this sign of the scales denotes balance within partnership — the art of giving and receiving. Receiving is closely associated with gratitude and when we are in a whole-hearted state of gratitude we open ourselves up to receiving far greater abundance.

The Equinox chart for 2021 embodies the astrological influences for the entire Fall season. This year, Mars is closely aligned with the Sun and both are in aspect with Saturn. On an individual level these signatures can support our projects, both business and social. Mars and the Sun provide passion and ambition, while Saturn gives the necessary discipline to stay the course. Because the Sun is in Libra, we are each being called to cultivate our endeavors through supportive sustainable partnerships with an emphasis on balance: giving and receiving.

Copyright 2021 by Linda Kaye


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