The Autumnal Equinox occurs September 22nd this year at 4:02 p.m. Eastern Time Zone, and, in the Northern Hemisphere, marks the first day of fall. The Equinox signifies the moment the Sun crosses the Celestial Equator and there is near equal length of daytime and nighttime. It is also the exact moment in which the Sun enters the sign of Libra. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is exactly opposite, and this date and time signify the Vernal Equinox, and consequently, the first day of spring.
I love everything about smudging, from choosing what plant I’ll use to lighting the bundle, to experiencing the smoke medicine. Will I use the soft vanilla of Sweetgrass, or the earthiness of Palo Santo? Each wood, plant or resin burns differently, cleanses differently–even the way the smoke behaves as it hangs in the air or swirls in the space is enchanting and specific to its particular owner.
Total Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017 @ 28°53’ Leo
11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Which coincides with the New Moon in Leo
Everything in this world is magic, except to the magician.” – Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) in Westworld
Our awareness of consciousness, energy, connection and the forces of nature is increasing through a combination of technology, science and ancestral reminders from life on our planet, and that wonderful source called Anima Mundi, or God, or Source, or any special name you want to give it. As an avid student of the universe, I deeply appreciate the amount of opportunities available out there to experience for my growth:
Marcus woke in the morning, feeling hungry, but not of the edible type. His stomach did not growl, his senses did. He didn’t feel fatigued but energized throughout the limbs. He didn’t want food but desired activity, intimacy, physicality, sensuality. Then his fluid limbs, feeling fluid and free and aroused and potent for the moment, suddenly drew back, tensed, restricted, suppressed. He felt like a rope just wrapped around him, tying him down, making his physique feel like a heavyweight on the bed.