Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox
equinox – equal , nox night
September 22, 2009

An Equinox occurs twice a year when (at the equator) there is exactly 12 hour of light, and 12 hours of darkness. It’s considered a day of perfect balance. It is believed that on the Equinoxes, an egg can be balanced on its end.

Equinox Traditions:

Japanese celebration: higan. They visit the family grave, and bring flowers and food, burning incense sticks, and praying.

Polish celebration: Feast of Greenery. Priest bless food & bouquets then these are used for.

Roman celebration was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things. Foods were seasoned with ginger.

England, a doll was made from the last sheaf of corn harvested. It represented the `spirit of the field’. The dolls were drenched with water representing rain or burned to represent the death of the grain spirit.

Today’s Autumn, harvest time, is perfect to reflect on what we have in our lives.

To begin a harvest meditation sit straight, eyes closed, hands in lap and take a few even breaths – breathe in 4 counts; breathe out 4 counts; breathe in 4…

Journal Exercises:
List things you are grateful for
List things you want to bring into your life
List things you would like to release from your life

Affirmation for abundance:
I give thanks, now, for all that I have; the seen and the unseen that are already mine.

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One Response to “Autumnal Equinox”

  1. September 22, 2010 is the Autumnal Equinox « 2nd Star To The Right Yoga Blog Says:

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