Reflections on the Equinox

Twice a year, the sun is positioned directly above the equator, and the world celebrates the equinox, heralding the beginning of Vernal Spring or Autumnal Fall, depending on where one lives. The word equinox is derived from the latin words, aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, meaning “night,” signifying one of two occasions in which the duration of night and day is approximately equal, the balance of darkness and light.

During the Autumnal Equinox, we may reflect on and let go of those aspects of our life that no longer serve us.

What do we wish to submerge in the dark? What seeds are better left buried in darkness, left to decompose and transform into the soil that nourishes life? 

The Vernal Equinox is an especially good time to reflect, plant, and celebrate the seeds we have sewn and will sew in the months ahead—to notice what seeds we are tending.

Which of the seeds that have been sewn in darkness do we want to bloom and bear fruit? What do we wish to emerge into light?

Enjoy this equinox wherever you are in this glorious world.