Given how much of my spirituality resonates with themes and images of journey, balance, and transformation, I find myself drawn to today's Autumnal Equinox and moreover to Cliff Séruntine's eloquent and insightful reflection on it.
September: Time of the darkening equinox, the balance between sun and shadow. Full of the magic of change – not always a comfortable magic. Its twilight empties the heart of its mortal dream. Yet, September is not a bleak month, but a time of transformation. There is no dream as fair as the host rushing “twixt night and day,” a symbol of the continuance of life in the Otherworld. This is the Celtic spiral of life – death and rebirth. This balance . . . it is the mystery of the time of the Autumnal Equinox.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Autumn . . . Within and Beyond
• Photo of the Day – September 22, 2016
• O Sacred Season of Autumn
• "Thou Hast Thy Music Too"
• Autumn Hues
• The Beauty of Autumn in Minnesota
• Somewhere In Between
Related Off-site Link:
Autumn Equinox 2017: Why Is Today Important But Also Depressing? – Andrew Griffin (The Independent, September 22, 2017).
Autumnal Equinox 2017: First Day of Fall – The Old Farmer's Almanac (September 22, 2017).
Image: Michael J. Bayly.