September Equinox: What to do?

The Blog of Baphomet

Tonight is the astronomical moment when our planet crosses the celestial equator, when the Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s rays, and night and day are both 12 hours long. Here in the British Isles, this equinox has little apparent folklore; the old church date of Michaelmas providing only a handful of customs (eating goose and nuts, settling of accounts, and the time of electing the reeve).

Exhaustive research (ie listening to friends and acquaintances, and using google), informs me that pagans these days often take this time to say farewell to the bright open days of summer, and prepare for the dark cosy days of winter ahead. Some refer to the practice of reckoning up one’s accounts, taking stock of what one has gleaned from the past year, and deciding what to keep as seeds for next year’s growing season. It is the end of the harvesting process which…

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~ by Sable Aradia on September 22, 2014.

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