Or Spring Equinox in southern realms, equal day and night; the time of balance.
Welcome to the Autumn or Fall Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and the coming of the Vernal or Spring Equinox in southern realms, equal day and night; the time of balance is at 06.50.UTC on September 23, the moment just for an eye blink when past and future fuse in the present. At this point of equilibrium anything is possible as we step outside past and future. For wherever we live in the world and whatever our digital timepieces assure us, at that moment there are no divisions as we all share the same heartbeat.
If your time zone is more than 6 hours 50, behind UTC then your Equinox date will fall on September 22, including regions of western USA and Canada (see www.timeanddate.com for the Equinox date and time in your location).
Henceforward in the northern hemisphere the nights will become longer and in the southern hemisphere light returns. But still we share that moment in and out of time.
If you can, in your time zone, light a candle for the Equinox balancing moment, maybe emerge from sleep momentarily or put the daily dash on pause for 60 seconds, share that incredible seemingly impossible unity, dancing in harmony, undivided by the need to reserve your place and space in the cosmos before someone else takes it, just in case we might need it later.
150 Equinoxes, Spring and autumn, have passed for me, leaf rise and leaf fall and in the suburban lane as I walk to the supermarket, already the leaves are swirling, from the trees. The young folk I pass are entranced in their mobile phone universe and when I say, aren’t the leaves beautiful, they look as surprised as if I had pointed to an alien being sitting in the trees.
They have many Equinoxes ahead, leaf rise and falls, but for me I must seize every one, light that candle to connect with the moment of unity and draw strength with its miracle of fusion. May your Equinox, Fall or Spring be glorious as you clear with self-compassion and self- acceptance what can be no more and treasure what can still with effort be salvaged, grown or rebuilt anew, as the year turns once more.