The Equinox, and Gaia’s Gifts

 

Equinoxes and solstices divide our year into neat quartiles, reminding us regularly of the seasons, of nature and the cosmos, and of the constant rhythm of the planet. They remind us of our ancestors and our past, and even in our mind-based, money-centred culture they make us wonder at their mystery, for we know they signify more than a new season, or the length of a day.

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Life, Death, and the Equinox

On Sunday, day and night will be in equal balance as the mystery of the Equinox is felt on Earth once again.

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A Solar Eclipse Creating the Future

Over a few hours on Friday, the Moon will come to cover and obscure our Sun in a rare total solar eclipse: night will fall during the day and the stars will come out, and it will be extraordinary.

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An Equinox at the New Moon – a Chance to Claim your Heart’s Desire

This is a special week astrologically and spiritually, as the September Equinox tomorrow leads directly into the New Moon. Not only will we experience night and day being as long as each other as the Equator passes the centre of the Sun, but once again we will be given the opportunity to begin again – this time in the shadow of the Sun as well as the Moon.

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The Vernal Equinox – and a Time of Mystery

Today is a special day as the planet celebrates her total balance in light with the advent of the Vernal Equinox, and at a time of ambiguity and confusion in our world, when everything seems out of balance.

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An Equinox for 2013 that Kenya will Never Forget

An equinox for 2013 that Kenya will never forget takes place today, as I write on 22nd September: her capital city and the country have been shocked to their core by the terrorist attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre, and it is a warning to the world as well as Kenya about interference in the ambitions of al-Qaeda related terrorists. The terrible incident highlights the dilemma facing countries close to or distant from Africa and the Middle East as to how far they go, and in what way, to resist the growing, destabilising power of Islamist militants.

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Pope Francis and the Equinox

Apart from Prince Charles, it is rare to hear a public figure or leader defending Gaia, and so it was with pleasure that I heard Pope Francis, at his inauguration, call for protection of the environment. I hope everyone listens, but I suspect they will not.

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A Vernal Equinox at the Dark of the Moon

Today is a special day as the planet celebrates her total balance in light with the advent of the vernal equinox, and at the time of the dark of the moon.

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