This week has a powerful spiritual significance as we celebrate the Equinox on Wednesday and a Super Moon, accompanied by a full eclipse, on Sunday.
Already I feel the energies changing in anticipation of these great events. Nature is responding too: I watched, early this morning, wave after wave of bats circling overhead in a clear dawn sky in a ritual of rhythm and pattern, and joy. As they did so, owls called to each other simultaneously from different directions while the last of the house martins – late to leave – emerged cheerfully from their nests to fly with the bats in their own flight formation. The creatures of the night and the creatures of the day were, rarely, coming together in perfect harmony.
The Equinox is our chance to re-discover our own harmony as, like the wildlife, day and night, lightness and darkness, are in balance. It is the time when we find ourselves on a bridge of our own making, ready to reap the harvest from the seeds we sowed at the June Solstice.
Those seeds lying deep within us for months enabled a period of deep inner growth and also a testing of the lessons we most needed to learn. The harvesting of the fruits of our sacrifice is about to come, between now and the December Solstice, and it is up to us as to how rich and abundant our harvest is. Our challenge is to recognise what the seeds represent, and what to do with them. It is about self-understanding and self–acceptance, and readiness to let go in order to move on and realise our latent dreams.
In this week of Equinox and Super Moon, stand on your bridge and look back in reflection on your blessings and challenges of recent weeks, and what they have taught you. Then look forward to see how you can use them abundantly and wisely, to enhance your life and that of your community. It is up to you as to what your harvest looks like, and how widely it is shared.
(A short 5 minute video I have made about the significance of this Equinox can be viewed here)