First thoughts on Mabon/Alban Elfed

It is the time of the Autumnal Equinox

The Earth is tilted on its axis, meaning that as it orbits the Sun, the Sun illuminates the northern or southern hemisphere more depending on where the Earth is along its orbit.  However, at two points in the year the Sun will illuminate the northern and southern hemispheres equally. These are known as the equinoxes. This year the Autumn Equinox falls on 22nd September at 2.30pm (last year it was on 23rd September at 8.50am). 

Image showing the dark and light halves of the world during the Equinox

Briefly, night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium; dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, all in balance. From this cusp of transition, the days begin to wane, and darkness begins to defeat the light. The natural cycle is moving towards completion; the Sun’s power is waning; the nights grow longer, and the days are shorter and cooler. The sap of trees returns to their roots deep in the earth, changing the green of summer to the fire of the flaming reds, oranges and golds of autumn. We are returning to the dark from whence we came.

Which areas of your life are balanced, and which need balancing? What is fading and needs to be let go? What will you withdraw from? Where will you focus your inner light as the outer light fades?

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