The Equinox has long been a sacred time, when the veil between the physical and spiritual world is thinned and the energy grid of the planet comes into a higher vibration and harmony. All of Mother Earth responds to the Equinox, and this is something we may even be able to see with the changing of the seasons.
In the Northern Hemisphere, nature is beginning to shed, release, and let go. In the Southern Hemisphere, nature is beginning to bloom and blossom. No matter where you live, we can all feel this shift in energy coursing through our own lives. We may find that some things need to be released, and that some things come into full bloom.
Knowing what we need to expand and what we need to contract can crystalize as the Equinox dawns. We can begin to see what is most important to us, what we want to spend our energy doing, and where we desire to put our intentions.
If we are feeling off balance, or want to merge with the energies of Mother Earth, spending intentional time outdoors in connection with nature can be incredibly harmonizing and healing.
The September Equinox and the Start of Libra Season
The September Equinox also brings the start of Libra Season, a sign of the zodiac that is strongly connected to finding our balance and the flow between giving and receiving in our lives. Libra also represents the self within the other, which is essentially the who that we become in the many different relationships in our lives.
Do we like who we are when we are around certain people? Are there certain relationships that bring out the best in us? Are there certain relationships that challenge us to grow by triggering our traumas and subconscious behaviors? Are there relationships that are just plain fun that remind us of the joy we have? Are there relationships that feel one-sided or relationships that we have to maintain to stay professional or keep the peace?
Relationships are very often our greatest teachers. We need them to thrive, to grow, and to understand who we really are.
If you want to do some work around relationships, the Equinox and energies of Libra Season can be a beneficial time.
Here is a journal exercise to get you started –
Think about your closest, most profound, or most bothersome relationship, and then take a look at the following questions. These questions can be tricky, so feel into them. Go with your intuition or just start writing and see what answers sprout. These questions are not really designed to be answered in full, but to awaken or spark different ideas or insights.
- What do you think this relationship is trying to teach you?
- Do you feel this relationship has karmic ties or is written in your soul contract? If so, what do you think the higher purpose of it all is?
- Could you be projecting in this relationship or wanting things to be different than they are?
- Are you truly listening and communicating clearly in this relationship, or just assuming?
- Does something need to change in this relationship, and if so, can this change start with you?
- How can you show up as your best self in this relationship?
- What parts of you are stifled in this relationship? What parts of you are encouraged to flourish?
September Equinox Astrology 2022
Under the September 2022 Equinox, we have six major planets in retrograde, which has been our calling card from the Universe to reflect, recharge, and reconsider how we are choosing to spend our energy.
On Equinox day, Mercury in retrograde happens to align with the Sun, joining it at the power point of zero degrees of Libra. Having the Sun and Mercury together at this power point degree supercharges and infuses their energy together.
This can bring us greater illumination, a deeper clarity, and can help to surface all that has been hidden beneath the shadows.
As Buddha once said- “Three things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, and the truth.” And this feels like a very fitting quote for this cosmic merging.
If there is something in your life you would like clarity on, or answers you have been seeking, especially around the relationships in your life, set an intention on this Equinox day and stay open to the signs, messages, and inspiration you receive!
To celebrate and work with the powerful balancing energies of the Equinox, I am doing a live Zoom session on September 21st at 10 am PDT. In this session, we will talk about the astrological energies behind the Equinox and do a group ritual and intention setting together. You can sign up here. And don’t worry, if you can’t make the live session, a recording will be available. I look forward to seeing you there!