Crystalizing the Fall Equinox in Your Mind
There are 2 moments in the year when the Sun is directly above the equator and day and night are of equal length. They are called the Equinox and they happen during September and March.
In the Northern Hemisphere, this occurs on either September 22 or 23. When the Sun crosses the celestial equator going south, it is known as the Fall Equinox and it signals the first day of Fall.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the equinox occurs on March 20 or 21 when the Sun moves north across the celestial equator. This is known as the Vernal Equinox or the first day of Spring.
There is an interesting pagan tradition associated with the Fall Equinox. It’s called Mabon and it's a harvest festival. It is a time to show one’s gratitude for the successes of the past year and to complete ongoing projects. And since night and day are of equal length during the equinox, it is also when pagans try to achieve a moment of balance.
The arrival of the season is also a period of transition and change. We revisit projects or dreams which were not accomplished and use this time to plan for the future as well.
One way to do this is to get your crystals in order. They can help you deal with the process of change and guide you through it.
Here are some crystals that can accompany you through the Fall Equinox. Do note that different ones are recommended, depending on your zodiac sign.
Aries: Rhodonite - Prepares you and helps you achieve balance in your actions to keep them in sync with your goal.
Gemini: Obsidian - Helps you be flexible and versatile while keeping your mind focused and immune to obsessive distractions.
Cancer: Yellow Jasper - Keeps you composed and in control of your actions and emotions while giving you the strength to let go.
Virgo: White Jade - Allows you to accept and appreciate things the way they are without being compelled to fix whatever needs fixing.
Scorpio: Black Agate - It gives you the ability to manage your emotions while helping you see the good rather than the bad.
Aquarius: Ruby - Sharpens and intensifies your thought processes but without intimidating or overpowering others.
Pisces: Golden Tiger Eye - Keeps you conscious of your actions and their effects on others without getting distracted by your thoughts.
Now that you know which crystal can serve as your guide, you are ready to welcome the changes the Fall Equinox brings with confidence and strength.