This is the week of the equinox, (Latin for equal night) which arrives on Saturday, September 22nd. This marks the the moment when the hours of the day and night reach equilibrium. In the northern hemisphere, moments after this perfect balance is achieved, the Sun will begin to descend, ushering in the autumn season.
In this moment of perfect balance between dark and light, your conscious and unconscious mind will be equally intelligent, offering you a natural sense of equanimity. In this brief repose, seek to find renewed peace of mind regarding the cycle of life and death.
The days leading up to the equinox may bring a haunting melancholy. The Sun sings a sad song through the final degrees of Virgo, for nothing gold can stay and summer will soon be lost.
The sadness in the air slows things down, asking you to ponder and appreciate each golden moment. Savor all the beauty you are blessed with. The world is still blushing with warmth and fragrance, but you may begin to perceive the first signs of winter appearing upon the edge of twilight.
Every pleasure may seem fleeting, for in transitory moments such as these, life’s ephemerality reveals itself. And with the wisdom inherent in such revelations, you will begin to think of your time as being very precious.
It is important to remember that the darkening mood present in the last degrees of Virgo once had great religious significance in the ancient world.