Updated: Nov 25, 2020
The autumnal equinox arrives at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 22 this year. People celebrate this moment across the globe because that is exactly the time when the sun passes directly over the equator. In Latin, the word “equinox” means, “equal night”. This signifies the equal parts of daylight and darkness. As the days get shorter and we lose more and more daylight, we can lavish in these last days of warmth and take in the sunshine. It is also time for celebrating the harvest, nesting, and getting more sleep. We can also take the opportunity to look for balance in our lives, using the symbolic balance of the equinox to inspire us to see the harmony already present within our bodies, heartminds, and lives.