Twice a year comes a time when day and night are approximately equal. These are the Autumnal and Vernal equinoxes.
The whole world, our Earth and ourselves go through this period of absolute equilibrium and these days impact on people.
With the Autumnal equinox, we welcome astronomical autumn and say goodbye to summer. In 2021, the Autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or Fall equinox—arrives on Wednesday, September 22.
Almost all peoples of the world have their beliefs of the Autumnal equinox, during which they observe different customs and rituals. The Autumnal equinox, like the solstice, is a magical time filled with power and significance.
Why the Аutumnal equinox is so unusual, and how do we get all the energy from it? And why the equinox is a time to restore order to life?
The date of the Аutumnal equinox is different every year. It can be September 22 or 23 because the astronomical year is longer than the calendar year by about 6 hours. As I have already mentioned, this year’s еquinox falls on 22 September.
Slavic people used to start the new year on this day. It was a celebration during which people praised the gods, sang songs, danced in a circle and gave thanks for the bountiful harvest. They say that the connection between the worlds (this world and the other world) is quite strong during the equinox period.
Time passes, but the essence of the celebration remains the same. Until now, around the world, on the Autumnal equinox, people celebrate the harvest festival, bid farewell to summer and begin preparations for winter. In China, for example, this day is like a national holiday.
On September 22, autumn comes into its empowerment, the day gets shorter, and the nights get longer. The sun caresses us for the last time with its warm rays. Still, there are sunny days and pleasant warmth. The gipsy summer and the so-called golden autumn, which lasts until mid-October, is coming. The leaves begin to fall, the birds fly south.
On the day of the Autumnal equinox, we get an immense amount of cosmic energy. Astrologers believe this is the best period for new beginnings, principal negotiations and reconciliation with loved ones and distant friends.
Our ancestors believed in the magical power of the Autumnal equinox as well. So it is worth using our experience and spending this day most fruitfully. Many rituals help attract health, luck, love or wealth to your home.
The love energy is all-powerful on this day. Therefore, this is the best time to get married or establish a relationship with your significant other. If you want to attract love in your life, you should place a second pillow on the bed and leave the second toothbrush in the bathroom.
According to some ancient beliefs, you should go swimming early in the morning, as soon as you wake up. That will help you get rid of all the negatives and align your body and soul. The flow of energy will increase, and the water will wash away all illnesses and unpleasant ailments.
In general, the water on this day has a magic power. They say that if you wash your face with cold water on the evening of the equinox, it will help preserve youth and beauty for many years.
The energy of the equinox also helps to attract wealth. Bake a pie with apples or cabbage to attract prosperity to your home. The important thing is that the stuffing for the pie should be a large and round fruit or vegetable. If the pie turns out well, your financial condition will soon improve. Also, you should count all the money you have at home three times and write on paper the amount you want to see in your wallet.
If you are recently haunted by a setback and want to get rid of it, you should clean the house. And not just wipe the dust, but also throw out all unnecessary things – clothes, shoes, trinkets.
On this day you can find the Stone of Destiny. You just have to look under your feet as you come home. It doesn’t have to be anything special. You will feel that it is, however unremarkable it may seem. Such a stone will make an excellent amulet and help change your life for the better if you keep it until the next Autumnal equinox.
Not everyone believes in rites and rituals. But with their help, one can change their life for the better. On this day, you can simply take time for yourself, meditate and bring your thoughts in order. Think about what you want to change in life and how it can be done, make a plan, write down your goals and dreams. All this will help you understand yourself and start living in a new way.