On the Autumnal Equinox the length of the day and night will be equal. This day
officially marks the astronomical beginning of fall, when the days become shorter,
and the nights grow longer.
The name ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin word aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. An equinox occurs twice a year (Fall and Spring). Traditionally, the Autumnal Equinox was a time for celebrating the arrival of the harvest and all the sights, sounds, and events that come with fall.
This year the Autumnal Equinox occurs when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of
Libra at 3:21 pm ET on September 22nd.
The Sun in Libra expresses its individual identity through harmony, balance, and one-to-one relationships. The Sun is in the 8th house which deals with other people’s money and resources, death, taxes, and inheritances.
While the Sun is only loosely conjunct with energetic Mars,
another primary energy for this Equinox is related to the planetary cluster of
Mercury, Moon, Neptune, and Jupiter. These energies may indicate dealing with
emotionally difficult conversations related to finances or personalities within
personal relationships. The opposition of Venus and Uranus (10th to 4th house)
highlights unique challenges at home that may arise to impact your career or
Autumn Equinox Activities
The beginning of fall is a good time to clear and bless your home. Burn a sage stick
and go around to the corner of each room in your home praying that all negative
energies be cleared.
For those who diffuse essential oils, try this blend:
2 drops Lemongrass
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Lime
Lemongrass clears stagnant energy and negativity. Clary Sage clears confusion and
brings in more clarity and intuitive guidance. Lime cleanses the heart and mind,
promoting more gratitude for the gift of life. The combination of these three oils
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