Did you all have a beautiful celebration?
I experienced it this year as very magical. The air was beautiful, the autumn sunlight golden and warm, and for a brief spell the orld truely hung in the balance of light and darkness.
My dear sister Priestess of Avalon Koko Newport died very suddenly 3 days before the equinox, and Friday was a day of tears for the loss of a very special woman in my life. It was also a day of beauty and of laughter, watching my little daughter being such a happy friendly littel soul, laughing, discovering the world an learning so much. Even though I am in grief I couldn't help thinking how in the spirit of balance and wholeness everything was and how very beautiful.
In the ceremony on Saturday we created this beautiful peace of Land Art that you see in the picture above: our Gratitude Altar to the Mother of Earth for all She gives us and for all we have received from Her. We did a beautiful visualisation to feel our roots and how we are all grounded in Her love for us.
We also took some time to consider where we stand, looking at the Darkness which we approach now as the Wheel turns, and at the Harvest from the bright time which we take with us as we walk into the dark time, all the tools we have got, all the ways in which we have grown over the last few months, all the blessings we have received. It was a powerful and very beautiful ceremony by the fire.
The two photos were taken by the very lovely Auri x