Quick Look: The Autumn Equinox

Image: Joanna Kosinka

Image: Joanna Kosinka

The final Quarter Point on the Wheel of the Year is the Autumn Equinox, also known as Mabon (the God of Welsh mythology). Like the Spring Equinox, it marks a moment of perfect equilibrium as day and night are of equal length, but this time the year is waning into darkness. Instead of emerging and reconnecting with the light of the Earth and all the potential it offers, we move inwards and reconnect with our thoughts and inner wisdom.

At this time, the height of autumn, we celebrate the harvest once again, though this celebration is seen as the biggest and brightest. Fruits and berries are ripening, squashes are ready to be picked and stored for the colder months ahead, and leaves are falling to the ground to be turned into compost, ready to nurture seeds and roots over the winter.

For us, the Autumn Equinox is an ideal point to express our gratitude for what has passed, and to think of the future, considering what may need tending before it is ready to emerge. The period between the Autumn Equinox and Samhain is the ideal opportunity to explore your intentions for next year, and any changes that you would like to introduce.