The autumn equinox is a time for pause and reflection. It’s that moment of balance; darkness is about to take over, and before too long, the nights will noticeably outweigh the days. It’s a time to take stock, just as traditionally, the equinox would… Continue Reading “Autumn Equinox and the GLAD Study”
Joyous Alban Elfed, the light on the water. Happy first day of autumn, according to many almanacs. Merry Mabon, to those who honour this name. Happy Harvest Home, the last grain being stored. However and why ever you celebrate, may this moment of balance… Continue Reading “Merry Autumn Equinox!”
My Equinox musings can be found here: http://moon-books.net/blogs/moonbooks/alban-eilir-time-of-the-hare/
Realising sleep can’t Be replaced by happiness; Broken body heal. Half moon balanced in Equinox sky (black cotton) Flips; my heart the same.
May you find balance in your life, on this day when light equals dark. Feel the joy of the spring’s return, as a warm glow inside.
I’m about to start writing our rite (riting??) for Spring Equinox, also know as Ostara and various other goddess related names. I’m using the theme of fresh beginnings, which is common through ritual work at the Sabbats, as we cleanse away that which is… Continue Reading “Springing Forward…”
I feel like this year’s autumnal equinox has crept up on me. I’ve been a bit poorly, and off work, and struggling to write, and suddenly I realise, wow, it’s nearly balance point again. Nearly that magical time when day equals night; light equals… Continue Reading “Eating up the Equinox”
Still point, holding pattern At a crossroads of the heart Junction of the soul Where twin lights shine Forward and back In equal measure Equal; key term here. The key that turns The lock that grinds then gives Under pressure Of will, skill… Continue Reading “Holding Pattern”
The Celts are renowned more for their celebration of the “major” sabbats- Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasagh and Samhain. Yet nowadays even those of us following a Celtic based tradition tend to celebrate the inbetweeners- the “cross-quarter” festivals- the solstices and the equinoxes. They change slightly… Continue Reading “Equinox”