Today is nothing less than fabulous outside and I am looking forward to the autumnal equinox and full moon tonight.
I went out to the barn this morning and magical excitement was in the air. One of the owners said Epona will ride tonight and I tend to agree with her. As I was walking the dogs and thinking on this, I got those goose bumps that run from your toes to the roots of your hair, so I am sure if we look out side tonight, we will see Epona riding by the light of Luna. Which horse will she pick??? I am listening to Enya as I write so I can fully appreciate the magic of the day and the night to come.
On a side note, my dogs are just joyful. Have you ever experienced greater joy from your dog (if you have one) than that moment when you get out the leash?? Abby just turns circles she is so happy.
The Autumnal Equinox is always a favorite day. It comes at the time of the year when you get ready to harvest all those things you grew in your summer garden and prepare for the winter's time of earthly rest and seeming death of many plants and other things. It is also the time of Libra, of balance, appreciating the harvest, and of letting go.
It is a good time to stand with your arms out and ask if what you have received from the universe, your family, your friends, your job, etc. is equal to what you have given. If it is, all I can say is awesome! If not, what needs to be done to make the scales be in better balance. Today is that day when the time of lightness and dark will be equal and in momentary perfect balance until it tips to speed us on our way to Halloween and Thanksgiving. What can we give up and leave behind us as we move towards a time of gratitude? Can we offer more forgiveness, more love, fairness, trust, compassion, joy, delight, rest, gratitude, beauty, helping hands, healing, kindness, peace, freedom as we walk away and leave behind fear, insecurity, selfishness and intolerance? At that moment when the earth is balanced perfectly between lightness and dark, we have an opportunity to look at ourselves, our lightness and the darkness we are so afraid off, the things we think are bad. What I call our frailties. Just take a look. Don't be afraid. Be in balance.
I know within me, each and every day, that I want to be the best me that I can be. I live in the cycle of life as we all do and wonder who I am, where am I going, what's next......but today, today, is magic and I will trust the living earth and the moon to whirl leaves in the air, breath deeply, and whisper that all is well and just as it should be.
oh, by the way....I believe in fairies too. You might see a fairy ring around a tree near you tonight.