This year the Equinox is on September 23rd.
In the Northern Hemisphere it is the beginning of Autumn, a time of celebrating abundance and harvest.
For centuries it has been marked by festivals and ritual, it is a time of balance, when day and night are almost equal.

“As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, and day and night are briefly, but perfectly, balanced at the equinox, may we remember anew how fragile life is —- human life, surely, but also the lives of all other creatures, trees and plants, waters and winds.
“May we make wise choices in how and what we harvest, may earth’s weather turn kinder, may there be enough food for all creatures, may the diminishing light in our daytime skies be met by an increasing compassion and tolerance in our hearts.”
– Kathleen Jenks, Autumn Lore

It is a time of gathering, crops and fruit, reminding us of our many gifts and we give thanks to God for all we have.