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Fall Equinox Report

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 22: Sun in Libra. Mabon. Fall Equinox 7:49 am PDT/10:49 am EDT.

Autumn Song, Van Morrison

(I'm including all of Irma Kaye Sawyer's lovely and juicy text for those who want to dig deep) --
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Re-visioning, Dry Land, and the Empress: Fall Equinox Report

Hello friends. When I consulted Guidance on this particular Fall Equinox, I was given a few guideposts or "Source Codes" as I like to call them. I heard the term "Dry Land" and remembered this song that I always liked. This lyric stood out particularly:

"And when I surfaced, the mountains opened up like fish.
Breathe through gills now, and I'm making one small wish.
With heaven beside me, there is no one can do me harm."
-- Buffalo Tom

It certainly does seem like we've all had to breathe through gills, metaphorically doesn't it? We've had to learn new adaptive skills and also dig deep in our magical and spiritual bags for new tools and strategies to navigate these unknown and at times unsettled, or even dangerous waters.

Fall Equinox Message: We see that the Fall Equinox is likened to finally approaching land after several months "at sea." At times the seas were calm, but they also were tumultuous and rough for many travelers. There is a collective feeling of relief and peace in putting one's feet on dry land. This time the land is in a new world that while is still in its infancy, is growing and expanding in its beauty and splendor by the day.
-- The Akashic Wisdom Keepers, 9.17.12

To some ancient peoples the Fall Equinox was the *real* New Year. The harvest is in, the cool of the season appears and the spiritual currents and energies change to reflect this. It is a naturally and innately spiritual time, especially for those that are attuned to it.

"The beauty of autumnal resolutions is that no one else knows we’re making them. Autumnal resolutions don’t require horns, confetti, and champagne. September resolutions ask only that we open to positive change."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"During the equinoxes, the Earth's auric or magnetic field is affected by the Sun's alignment with the Earth's equator. Twice each year, at the equinoxes, the Sun rises and sets exactly over the equator, remaining closely aligned there for approximately 48 hours. This produces a reduction in the magnetic field of the Earth, allowing us to connect more easily with other dimensions."
-- Cayelin K. Castell

Some ritual suggestions for Fall Equinox: Do a personal inventory of what energies and personality traits have been triggered by the powerful energies over the Summer. Forgive, and forgive some more! Write it out and bury or burn it. Envision and re-vision your plans and goals for the year. It's not over yet! It may have seemed like we've been getting sidetracked, but it's all part of it. No one said this Shift stuff would be linear, you know? :)

The Goddess of the 2012 Fall Equinox is Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom. Diana the Huntress ruled over the Summer with its trials and warrior stances. Sophia in this instance is also likened to the "Empress" in the traditional tarot card deck. The Divine Mother: the giver of life, abundance, peace, bounty. She also in this instance represents Gaia, Mother Earth herself.

I was also shown Four Animal Totems for the Four Directions.

1) Dove - Symbol of the Holy Spirit. Peace. Unseen support and assistance. Healing from loss and grief.

2) Whale - Record Keeper. Whales are among the most ancient sentient creatures living on the Earth at this time. Sound and vibrational healing and telepathic communication. Healing personal and collective wounds.

3) Owl - Wisdom creature. Deep perception, "all-seeing owl." Clairvoyant. Feminine. Represents the energies and power of night and the moon.

4) Leopard - Feminine. Dark of the moon. Shamanic Magic. Personal power. Stealth and beauty.

Please do feel free to work with these symbols and totems as you are guided. I will be particularly interested to hear from our shamanic friends if these power animals make an appearance in your world over the Equinox weekend.

Wishing you all a blessed and bountiful Mabon and Fall Equinox.
-- Irma Kaye Sawyer, Cosmic Weather

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"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
--William Cullen Bryant
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    Lovin' it!

    2064 days ago
    "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - so true - love the 'low' sun on the trees - hoping to 'make' some time to indulge in the rituals!
    2068 days ago
    It is wonderful to have someone point me in the right, spiritual direction for the season. I so often desire to fully honor the earth in all her splendor, especially during season changes. But I so often get caught up in how the new energies are affecting me, and forget how mother earth must be feeling. She gives, and gives and gives so much. I so rarely spend enough time honoring, respecting, and worshiping her for what she is. Thank you for taking the time to help us all center, and see the miracle that is taking place before our eyes. The miracle of the earth, in balance, moving through her yearly cycle.
    2068 days ago
    Sorry to copy, emoticon but I wil go with Ladyrose49 loved it all! Thank you for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2068 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/24/2012 9:03:29 PM
    Beautiful Song

    Beautiful Picture

    Beautiful Blog

    Beautiful Maha
    2069 days ago
    Ahhhhh! Thank you Maha for adding beauty and inspiration to my day. Peace and best wishes to you always, Elaine
    2069 days ago
    I wrote a blog earlier and it seems to have disappeared,
    so I just want to say how beautiful your blog is. I also loved the
    360 Degree arial panorama You sent me. Truly amazing.
    Our planet is amazing and we should treat it with respect... emoticon
    2070 days ago
    I have a few friends that I go to the labrynth with at Unity Village and we've decided another midnight labryinth walk is in order. I've left a message for them about tomorrow night ... that would be my time for personal inventory!!!

    2070 days ago
    Yes, I love the new year feeling at the equinox. A great time to connect with other dimensions.
    2070 days ago
    Not so ancient - it's right around Rosh Hashanah here. As we say, may you have a sweet new year.
    2071 days ago
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    2071 days ago
    Ohhhh. :)

    2071 days ago
    Fall, especially September, has always felt far more apropos as a time for the New Year than January. Perhaps this is carry over from academia and raising our son...

    2071 days ago
    Wonderful Maha! I love the ritual suggestions for tomorrow! (Mabon) I once heard someone say that the sun is in the peace position in the fall and have always thought of that when I see the softness of it shining through the trees.

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