Just as the trees let their leaves go, we are encouraged to release what no longer serves us. This act allows us to renew our energy and allows for new froth this Spring.
As the vibrant colors of summer begin to fade, and the gentle breeze carries the scent of change, we find ourselves approaching the autumn equinox. This celestial event marks the balance between light and darkness, as day and night become equal in length. It is a time of transition, where nature prepares for the slumber of winter and invites us to reflect on our own inner journey.
Metaphysically, the Autumn Equinox holds a profound significance. It is a powerful portal of energy, a threshold between the seasons, and a moment when the veil between the physical and spiritual realms is said to be thin. This thinning of the veil allows us to access higher wisdom, connect with our intuition, and delve deeper into our spiritual practices.
The word “equinox” is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal” and “night,” referring to the roughly 12-hour days and 12-hour nights that occur twice each year.
Like the Earth, we, too, are in a continual motion of becoming, releasing, transforming, moving, creating, expressing, and receiving. As the Earth comes into a balance of light and dark, day and night, we are invited to honor the polarity within ourselves. During the Equinox we are invited to find balance between receiving and expressing / giving.
The equinox is a gateway for a new season on earth as it also provides a cosmic portal for us to begin a new cycle in our lives.
Crystals for the Equinox:
Smokey Quartz- with its earthy energy and gentle grounding properties, is another crystal that harmonizes with the autumn equinox. It helps to anchor our energy, release negativity, and promote emotional balance. Smoky Quartz is believed to cleanse and purify the aura, allowing us to let go of emotional baggage and embrace a fresh start. It can provide stability and support as we navigate the shifting energies of this
Citrine- known as the "stone of abundance," aligns beautifully with the energies of the equinox. Its sunny disposition uplifts the spirit and infuses our being with positivity and joy. Citrine is believed to attract abundance and prosperity, both in the material and spiritual realms. It can assist us in manifesting our intentions and embracing the opportunities that arise during this season of change.
Labradorite- with its mesmerizing play of colors, holds a mystical energy that resonates deeply with the autumn equinox. It is considered a stone of transformation and spiritual awakening. Labradorite enhances intuition, strengthens the connection to higher realms, and aids in navigating through personal growth and transformation. It can be a valuable ally as we explore the depths of our inner selves and seek guidance during this time of transition.
Pyrite- shields against the harshness of the world and unwanted / negative energies
Selenite- Selenite is renowned for its ability to cleanse and purify energy. As we enter the autumn equinox, it's an opportune time to release any stagnant or negative energies that may have accumulated throughout the year. Selenite acts as an energetic cleanser, helping to clear away any blockages and create a harmonious environment for personal growth and transformation.
Amber- with its warm golden hues, is a crystal that resonates strongly with the autumn equinox. It carries the essence of the sun's energy and radiates a comforting, grounding vibration. Amber is believed to cleanse stagnant energies, promote vitality, and bring clarity to the mind. It can support us in releasing what no longer serves us and embracing the transformative energies of this season.
As you attune yourself to the energy of the autumn equinox, take time to connect with these crystals, or any others that resonate with you. Meditate with them, place them on your altar, carry them in your pocket, or create crystal grids to amplify their energies. Allow these remarkable gifts from the Earth to guide you, inspire you, and help you embrace the transformative energies of this sacred time.
Mantra- shifting with the seasons, I release the old to shine my true colors
Fall is a time of shedding, slow down, contemplatintion, listening to voice within and to finding a new groove
The Equinox and the New Moon in Libra invites you to restore balance in your mind, body, and spirit by clearing away excess clutter.
Clear out physical clutter from your home, items that are no longer serving you and weighing you down. Items that feel Energetically heavy.
Also, clear away mental clutter by doing mantra and breath work.
Check out breath of fire to help clear out mental and overload.
Selenite is an excellent way to clear out spiritual clutter. Energies that are dense and heavy that you have picked up along the way. Simply wear a piece of Selenite and take a piece to run over your auric field.
“The autumn equinox marks the turning inwards, the beginning of darkness, a time of contemplation and rest.” — Unknown
Remember, the autumn equinox is a time of balance, reflection, and preparation. Embrace the wisdom of the season, honor the cycles of nature, and embark on your own inner journey of growth and transformation. May the metaphysical energies and crystals of this equinox support you on your path of self-discovery and renewal.