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Autumnal Rituals: What Is the Meaning of the September Equinox?

28 Jul

Where will you be on Tuesday, September 22, 2020?

It might seem somewhat premature to be planning for a date that's two months in the future -- until you realize that the 22nd is the date of the September equinox. If you want to learn the meaning behind this spiritually significant occasion in order to make the most of it, read on!

First Things First: What Are the Equinoxes?

Two equinoxes and two solstices mark the changing of the seasons on Earth. Many people tend to think of the solstices and equinoxes as being similar. In fact, they are more like opposites.

The vernal equinox occurs late March, while its autumnal counterpart is in late September. On both of these dates, the day and night are of equal length. The word equinox itself is derived from two Latin words: aequus, or equal, and nox, meaning night. 

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Mercury Retrograde went direct. Why is the energy still strange?

04 Sep

Sometimes at the end of Mercury Retrograde, the energy can still be strange and chaotic. There are some people who are still feeling the effects of the Mercury retrograde. These effects felt during a Mercury retrograde can be with communication, electronic issues, travel issues and general unexplained chaos. Why would there still be issues after Mercury goes direct?

Mercury Retrograde happens 3-4 times per year. It is when the planet Mercury looks like it is moving backwards from our point of view on Earth. It is not actually moving backwards, it is an illusion of the planet moving backwards.

Depending on your astrological chart, the Mercury retrograde probably affected you differently than some of your friends. Some people will feel the effects of any retrograde more than others because of their birth chart. If your sign was hit hard, you will feel the effects for a bit after Mercury direct.

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