2022 Autumn Equinox—Libra Ingress
The Autumnal (Southward) Equinox, Sun enters Libra (Sun at 0° Libra),and Maybon (Holy Day; if intrigued, enter Maybon into a search engine).
September 23, 2022
01:03:33 UTC, Time Zone
02:04 am London, United Kingdom
BST (UTC +1)
September 22, 2022
09:04 pm Boston, MA
EDT (UTC -4)
08:04 pm Minneapolis, MN
CDT (UTC -5)
07:04 pm Santa Fe, NM
MDT (UTC -6)
06:04 pm Sacramento, CA
PDT (UTC -7)
03:04 pm Honolulu, HI
HST (UTC -10) [3:03:33 pm]
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At the Equinox, the Sun shines directly on the equator, and there are nearly equal amounts of day and night worldwide. This is the first day of Fall (Autumnal Equinox) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of Spring (Vernal Equinox) in the southern hemisphere. The Sun's rays shine directly over the Earth's equator twice a year. The Sun rises and sets exactly due east and west on the equinoxes. Instead of the Earth tilting away from or toward the Sun, its axis of rotation becomes perpendicular to the line connecting the Earth's and the Sun's centers. The nights get longer from Autumnal Equinox to Winter Solstice (December 21-22).
The Wheel Turns Toward Darkness.
The energies of the Dark Gods and Goddesses begin to increase and gain attention. The balance described by the Taoist symbol of Yin and Yang reflects the Equinoxes. Still, an imbalance starts at the point of Equinox as night begins to overtake daylight's duration. The processes of inward turning gain significance. Persephone returns to her throne with Hades in the Underworld.
Earth's relationship with the central Sun cycles rhythmically through the Centuries. That essential relationship of Earth to the Sun establishes a core pattern that is the basis of Tropical Astrology. The Signs are determined and positioned by the rhythm of the Solstices and Equinoxes. Each quarter of the year between a Solstice and an Equinox holds three Signs.
While night and day are in balance, Equinox may offer a time to evaluate the place of balance in our lives. It is a great time to work on personal balance, re-evaluate where you are, and take the steps necessary to get your emotional and spiritual lives in order.
A reminder: in a few weeks, on November 6, 2022 - Daylight Saving Time Ends – turn clocks back one hour, and 2:00 am becomes 1:00 am.
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.