September 23rd marks the beginning of a new season. We cross the threshold from summer to fall. The energy is potent as we move into this next phase. No matter where you live on Earth, the day is equal to the night.

I love this time of year, living in Arizona our summers can be exhausting with the desert heat, so as the summer days gradually give way to the cooler embrace of autumn, I find myself so happy for the crispness in the morning air. I also have become enchanted with the profound symbolism of this celestial event. For me, this season – marked by the entrance of the sun into the sign of Libra – is an energetic and cosmic checkpoint. It’s both a time of completion and new beginnings. A moment in the cosmic rhythm when the day and night are equal, and the celestial equator is in perfect alignment with the sun, creating equilibrium on the planet.

The Autumn Equinox brings a seasonal energy shift of balance and the beauty of change. It’s a time to express gratitude and look forward to the promise of a new season. Each year, as I take notice I am reminded of the richness of life and the connection we share with the natural world and the cosmos.

Under the Libra sun, we seek to harmonize our inner and outer worlds. The gift of Libra is the ability to stay centered and balanced as we stay true to our authentic self. Maintaining balance in our lives requires us to check in every once in a while, and that’s what the equinox comes here to encourage us to do. This is a perfect time to reflect on what keeps us centered and what can change now in order to bring us back to center.

In astrology, this is a time for reflection, gratitude, and setting intentions for the season ahead. I’ve put together journal prompts designed to deepen your connection with the energies of the Autumn Equinox allowing you to gain insight into your life path, and opportunities for growth and balance that this season offers.

Begin by creating or finding a quiet comfortable space, and light a candle. Visualize the scales of Libra and see them perfectly balanced. Feel a sense of inner equilibrium and harmony wash over you. When you are done blow out the candle as a way to symbolize the closing as you express gratitude.

    • The Autumn Equinox is a time of balance between day and night, what has kept you balanced throughout the year so far? Is it time to shift anything? Your routine, rituals, who you spend time with, etc.?
    • The shifting energies of autumn can bring to the surface emotions and issues that need to be addressed. What aspects of your psyche do you need to explore and work on during this season
    • As Autumn leads to winter, it’s a time for hibernation and introspection. What are your hopes and aspirations for the upcoming year? How can you start preparing for the season of reflection and renewal?

In essence, the magic of the Autumn Equinox lies in its ability to connect us with the rhythms of nature, universal law, the cosmos, and our own inner selves. I hope you take time for yourself to pause and sit in reflection on how far you have come, and invite abundance, balance, and transformation in your life. May your intentions take root and flourish, just as the earth prepares for a season of renewal.

Wishing Equinox Blessings

Shared by Rachelle Rizzi. Rachelle is a gifted intuitive astrologer & Reiki Facilitator. She uses her Astrology tools and channels guides to help others connect with their life purpose and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Rachelle offers Alchemy Soul Readings by Zoom or in person at The Space LEARN MORE HERE

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