Autumn Equinox – Acknowledging a Time Honoured Tradition

Kakabeka Falls on April 18 2015
Kakabeka Falls

Mayans, Druids, Astronomers, meteorologists, and the Anishinabe, today are aware of the importance of the ‘Autumn Equinox’. It is when the sun begins to fade and longer autumn and winter nights begin as this will fall upon us today at approximately 9:30 – 10:21 am on September 22, 2020.

Officially marking the beginning of the Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of the Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

It is said that the word “Equinox” comes from the Latin word “equal night”, referring to the 12 hour day and night, that occurs only on the Spring/Summer Equinox and Autumn/Winter Equinox.

Google says, “At a deeper level, according to the Conscious Reminder Blog, The equinox is a thought to represent. The period of a struggle between darkness and light, death, and life. It occurs when the night and day will be equal, and the Journey of the Sun to actually get there else signifies the Journey of the Universe.

Take ownership of the direction we are heading in, and remind yourself to bring balance into our lives. Together, let us join and celebrate our culture and give thanks for the abundance of life’s nourishing gifts from Mother Earth.