Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

September 17, 2020

Adapted from an Ecospirituality Resource’s blog post by Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ

The year, the moment of equal day and night happens on Tuesday, September 22. It signals spring in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn in the Northern.

The Spring Equinox provides opportunities to celebrate new and increasing life and light. The Autumn Equinox invites us to pause and ponder the other half of life – the transition to and experience of darkness and death.

As our Holy Child community celebrates the Autumn Equinox in the United States, let us be mindful and thankful for God’s gift of creation.

  • Let us celebrate the transformation of leaves from green hues to brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds as each leaf’s chlorophyll is depleted. The browns that follow are rich in beauty.
  • Let us celebrate harvests and pumpkins.
  • Let us celebrate the crisp air.
  • Let us celebrate darkness, which fosters thought, allows candlelight the opportunity to shine, and offers respite to animals and humans.

Blessings to you this fall season.

2 Responses to “Celebrating the Autumn Equinox”

  1. Beth Corley

    BlessingsTerri. Time to reflect at this moment of change with your gentle words is very special. Thank you.

  2. Sue Gallagher, RSM

    Terri – thank you for the encouragement to be mindful and thankful and to rejoice in the transformations in life! This was a gift for me today! Love to you!