Happy Fall Equinox to You!
This is a time of breakthroughs and transformation. Are you pointed in the direction you would like to be? If not, this is the time to adjust.
The energy of the past few months has been intense. It has helped so many of us to really look at what is, and what isn’t, working in our lives. People are looking at their lives, and deeply examining their hopes, dreams, and aspirations – noting the gaps, if any, between what their life “should” look like, and what it actually is. These reflections have resulted in many releases, altering of paths, restructuring and rebalancing of energy. There is a great deal of unexpected joy and turmoil in this journey. It is both unnerving and exciting! You may not be able to control many of the events, circumstances and people in your life, but you can control how they impact you and how you react.
At this time it is so important to be in a place of honesty and openness with yourself. It is how you will get to where you want to go. Wandering is fun but not very effective. Consciously choose your path, and your life. Make it as beautiful, complicated, or simple as you would like it to be. Please remember… you will move forward, one way or another.
How you choose to experience it is up to you.
As always, if I can help you, or be of service in any way – please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Be Blessed in your journey…
Lots of Light & Love,
Following is some information on the Autumnal Equinox, the 11-11-11 Crystal Skulls event in Los Angeles, Spiritual Cinema Circle, products by Sage Sirena, and Whole Person Magazine.
The Autumnal Equinox
The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter.
The September Equinox Explained (www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html)
The September equinox occurs at 09:04 (or 9:04am) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on September 23, 2011. It is also referred to as the autumnal or fall equinox in the northern hemisphere, as well as the spring or vernal equinox in the southern hemisphere (not to be confused with the March equinox). This is due to the seasonal contrasts between both hemispheres throughout the year.
What happens during the September equinox?
The sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward in the northern hemisphere during the September equinox. The location on the earth where the sun is directly overhead at solar noon is known as the subsolar point. The subsolar point occurs on the equator during the September equinox and March equinox. At that time, the earth’s axis of rotation is perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the earth and the sun. This is the time when many people believe that the earth experiences 12 hours of day and night. However, this is not exactly the case.
Dispelling the “exactly 12 hours of daylight” Myth: During the equinox, the length of night and day across the world is nearly, but not entirely, equal. This is because the day is slightly longer in places that are further away from the equator, and because the sun takes longer to rise and set in these locations. Furthermore, the sun takes longer to rise and set farther from the equator because it does not set straight down – it moves in a horizontal direction.
The Autumnal Equinox in the northern hemisphere, has been linked to many myths and superstitions in history. It is a time of the year when festivals and celebrations of different faiths occur around the world.
According to myth, it is believed that the September equinox is a time of balance when “day and night are equal” and that by some mystical force one can balance eggs on their end on these days. Some believe that one can only balance an egg within a few hours before or after the exact time of the equinox.
According to Jewish superstition, when Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac at the autumnal equinox, and blood appeared on his knife. Another superstition relating to the four Tekufot, which refers to the equinoxes and solstices, is that during the September equinox a mysterious precipitation poisoned all water, which was not be drawn or drunk.
In many cultures, the September equinox is a sign of autumn in the northern hemisphere. In Greek mythology autumn begins as the goddess Persephone returns to the underworld to live with her husband Hades. It has also been believed that magically it was a good time to enact rituals for protection and security as well as reflect on successes or failures from the previous months. Animals associated with the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere are dogs, wolves and birds of prey. Mythical creatures associated with this time of the year include gnomes, minotaurs and the sphinx.
Higan, or Higan-e, is a week of Buddhist services observed in Japan during both the September and March equinoxes when day and night are equal at length. Both equinoxes have been national holidays since the Meiji period (1868-1912). Before World War II, they were known as koreisai, or festivals of the Imperial ancestors. After the war, when the national holidays were renamed, they became simply spring and autumn equinoxes. Higan means the “other shore” and refers to the spirits of the dead reaching Nirvana after crossing the river of existence. It celebrates the spiritual move from the world of suffering to the world of enlightenment and is a time to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning and decorating their graves and reciting sutras. Buddhist prayers, rice balls and sushi are offered. It is a time for the Japanese to worship their imperial ancestors.
The Christian church replaced many early pagan equinox celebrations with Christianized observances over the years. For example, Michaelmas (also known as the Feast of Michael and All Angels), on September 29, fell near the September equinox because it was associated with the beginning of autumn. During the middle ages it was celebrated as a holy day of obligation but the tradition waned in the 18th century. It is still celebrated in some places as the “festival of strong will” during the autumnal equinox.
On the autumnal equinox, many pagans celebrate Mabon as one of the eight Sabbats (a celebration based on the cycles of the sun). Mabon celebrates the second harvest and the beginning of winter preparations. It is the time to respect the impending dark while giving thanks to the sunlight.
In China the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated around (but not precisely) the time of the September equinox. This occasion dates back more than 3000 years and occurs around the time of the full moon. It celebrates the abundance of the summer’s harvest and one of the main foods is the mooncake filled with lotus, sesame seeds, a duck egg or dried fruit. This tradition originated from the ancient tradition of making offerings to the sun in the spring and to the moon in the autumn. It is also a time for families to get together and people often travel long distances to be with their loved ones. The streets are decorated with lanterns, incenses are burned and fire dragon dances take place.
11-11-11 Crystal Skulls Event in Los Angeles:
Eleven is the master number that reflects the transformation of the physical into the Divine. During the eleventh year of this new millennium, on November 11, 2011 or 11-11-11, we are being called to a higher service of Light on behalf of Humanity and All Life evolving on Mother Earth. – Kendall Ray Morgan
Registration is now open for the
Crystal Skulls World Mysteries
Gateway in L.A. Event
November 11, 12, 13, 2011
Sheraton Gateway Hotel
6101 W. Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
THE LEGEND OF THE 13 SACRED CRYSTAL SKULLS prophesizes that at a time of great crisis for all humanity and planet earth, the sacred crystal skulls will come together to reveal information vital to the very survival of the human race.
The Time is Now!
At the 11-11-11 Crystal Skulls World Mysteries Gateway Event, thirteen ancient crystal skulls will be present with many newer crystal skulls. There will be a Mystery Skull unveiled at the event.
The Event will cover two days of speakers including ancient crystal skull guardians with their skulls, Mayan Elders and Crystal Skull Researchers plus prayers, ceremony, music and celebration. On November 13, you will have an opportunity to have breakout sessions and private sessions with individual crystal skulls that you resonate with.
The ancient crystal skulls contain information about the past history of our planet and the future of mankind. Synergistically they create a vortex that activates human consciousness revealing greater perceptions of reality. They are the manifestation of spirit in form now helping to shift the magnetic frequency of the earth.
Along with our regular program speakers and presenters, Oracle Stone Productions is humbly honored to present and welcome 13 members of the Maya Itza Council of Priests and Elders from Yucatan, Mexico and other spiritual leaders who will be joining us at this 11.11.11 Crystal Skulls World Mysteries Gateway Event.
This year’s 11-11-11 Gateway in Los Angeles Event will be setting the foundations for the Maya Itza New Age starting in 2012.
This is the only place on earth this year where so many ancient crystal skulls and Mayan Elders will come together. If you see yourself as a part of the consciousness shift taking place on this planet, it is time to be at this event.
Spiritual Cinema Circle (www.spiritualcinemacircle.com) is the home of uplifting stories that inspire love and compassion, films that connect us with the world around us. Many visionary, inspirational films are made every year but never get into the theaters. Independent, spiritual filmmakers are creating inspirational movies with heart and soul, spiritual movies that really matter. Until now, though, hardly anybody got to see them. Each month, Spiritual Cinema Circle sends its members a new DVD with four wonderful, spiritual films that will enlighten and inspire your soul. The movies are a mixture of features, shorts and documentaries.
Sage Sirena offers wonderful soaps, candles, incense, bath salts & amulets for love, prosperity & protection. For more information, please contact her directly at (415) 513-0921 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow on twitter at: www.twitter.com/sagesirena.
The Whole Person Calendar (www.wholepersoncalendar.com ) is a Southern California magazine and website that overs holistic activities throughout Southern California, and is devoted to supporting activities and events that promote health, green lifestyles and spiritual/emotional well-being.
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