Happy Fall Equinox, or Mabon! Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the Spring Equinox (& Ostara) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends. The equinoctial moment, this year, is on September 22nd, at 5:31 pm EDT.
Fall is my favorite season – so much to savor, and still – the foreboding of the coming winter is a reminder to temper our enjoyment with responsibility. This year, as is often the case, both the wonder of fall and the responsibility to our future world are part of my life. I’ll post more about both of those soon. 2020 brings more responsibility than most years. We face an election of monumental importance, made even more critical now with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Natural wonder, too, is all around us, waiting to be easily found.
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago. In addition to those, the night sky is rapidly becoming more accessible now with the growing darkness. This growing darkness can be a reminder that this is a great time of year for campfires, and of the celestial events like auroras*, or a time to look more inward. In whatever way you are celebrating, Happy Equinox!
*While in some past years we were treated to stunning September auroras, year’s show was solid. With the Equinox Cracks in our magnetic field still open, there is still a chance for another several weeks.