Happy Equinox, New Moon and Solar Eclipse!!
September 22, 2006
Annular Solar Eclipse today, right before the Autumnal Equinox at 9:04 pm PDT.
An Equinox means that the day and night are of equal length for one day only.
NEW MOON: September 22nd in Virgo/Libra at 4:45am PDT â€“ with a SOLAR ECLIPSE– the Sun moves into Libra the same day.
Autumnal Equinox: 9:04pm PDT— Be sure to Celebrate!
Feast & enjoy LIFE! LIGHT springs ETERNAL!
ROSH HASHANAH (beginning of Jewish New Year) â€“ Sept 23rd with the Moon in Libra in the 1st Quarter.
RAMADAN (a time of fasting for traditional Islam) begins â€“ SEP 24TH– with the moon in Libra/Scorpio.
The Solar Eclipse falls at 30 Virgo, which shows that by late September we will all stand on the threshold of a new life to be initiated immediately after the Solar Eclipse, so get ready for major changes!
The Fall Equinox mirrors the dwindling of life (and eventual progression to rebirth) as well as the struggle for balance – day and night are equal for a single day.
Ancient people celebrated the coming of Autumn on September 25th. The Celts marked their days from sundown to sundown, so the Mabon celebration actually started on the sundown of our September 24th.
Today, with the help of our technology, we can calculate the exact day of the Equinox; the date when the sun enters the sign of Libra, the Balanced Scales, which is appropriate for the Equinox. September 25th is “Michaelmas,” a feast in honor of the Archangel Michael. The Vernel Equinox was marked as “Gabrielmas” in honor of the Archangel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary on Lady Day.
Traditionally, Mabon marks the Second Harvest, the end of the grain harvest (begun at Lughnasadh) and rests on the Autumn Equinox.
Mabon can also be known as: the Second Harvest Festival, Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Wine Harvest, the Fall Equinox, Harvest Home, the Autumnal (or Autumn) Equinox, Festival of Dionysus, Alban Elfed (Caledonii, Druidic), Winter Finding (Teutonic), or Equinozio di Autunno (Strega). The full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox is called the Harvest Moon, and farmers harvested their crops by this moonlight as part of the Second Harvest celebration.
What will this year’s harvest bring from the seeds that we’ve sown?
Wishing a Cornucopia of Blessings to you all!