Autumnal Equinox ~ Balance of Light & Dark


Today is the Autumnal Equinox ~ Mabon ~ one of two days of the year when the hours of light equal the hours of dark. Autumn begins with Lammas and ends on Samhain, with Mabon marking the mid-point. The Autumnal Equinox is a time to work with balance ~ to feel and gather the memory and energy of what that means in life and body. 

As we move forward into days of decreasing light and increasing darkness we can see how they belong together to create a free-flow of giving and receiving. It becomes like breathing, teaching us the ability to empty out to create space for new beginnings.

Summers bring high energy and as we move into fall we feel our energy starting to become quieter, a slowing down to prepare us for coming darker days of winter. It is a beautiful time to take stock of what you have grown. This seasonal cycle of growth helps us to stay present to the ongoing changes our life brings. Today marks a lovely time to gather the riches and wisdom you have gained over this year that you would like to take with you into the depths of the reflective lake over these coming months.

Here are a few ways to play with this energy of balance today:

  • Take a walk in Nature and see how she uses balance to create her world of beauty ~ how can you emulate what you notice into your own life?
  • Gather acorns or leaves or stones or flowers and create a mandala to show you the way the place of balance you have entered and how this wheel of life moves us forward ~ always.
  • Find the balance of receiving and giving by sharing something that no longer serves you and then receiving the gift of gratitude or love they give in return.
  • Make a beautiful meal this evening that has a balance of colors, textures, and flavors! Here is are some thoughts: roasted beets, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes along with a lovely green salad dressed with figs and/or blackberries!
  • Take some time for you today in whatever way it pleases you. An hour to read the paper, a book or write. Take a bath or paint or draw ~ just be sure to take some time for yourself to reflect and balance the energies of outward

Today practice the art of doing without doing and see what happens. This is a concept of seeing that we move forward with or without our own participation. Enjoy the energies ~

Happy Autumn Moon Family,
Moon Mama

1 Response

Rhonda Harney
Rhonda Harney

September 23, 2018

As the leaves fall from the trees…it is a time to let go of what no longer serves we enter the winter deep refelction within comes …I LOVE FALL …living in the desert I actually come alive more !! The perfect time of year here !! many blessings to you and the site

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