The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin, and it means ‘equal night’ and there are approximately 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. This occurs when the sun crosses the equator which happens twice a year; in March and September. In astrology the sun moves into Aries at the March equinox signifying the start of the astrological year. Now in September, the sun moves into Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac and Aries’ opposite sign. The timings vary slightly every year, this year it is September 22nd at 21.01 BST.
In the Northern Hemisphere winter is approaching and the harvest is occurring and the collecting and sorting of produce is necessary. In paganism the autumn Equinox is celebrated as ‘Mabon’ which is Celtic for son. This is when the harvest festivals occur and the earth’s gifts are celebrated and carefully stored. In my allotment I have already pulled up the bean plants, gathered the last of my beans and weeded the plot. However, I have more to do of course, I still have carrots and beetroot in the ground and loads of tomatoes in the poly tunnel.
Harvest is a time of balance and reflection, an opportunity to look at what we did since the spring equinox and see our successes and failures. In my allotment I foolishly planted spring cabbage plants in July without covering them in netting. I knew I was taking a risk as we have a very active Large White butterfly community in our corner of Norfolk. To quote Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman ‘Big mistake! Huge!’ They were munched by a million caterpillars, well loads anyway. (I’m a Sag, prone to exaggeration) I tried to rescue them and covered the survivors a few weeks ago, too little too late I fear. My note to self is trust my intuition and act on it not just rush in without planning and thinking! This is something which I am not always good at. However, I know it is worth doing if I want the results that I know I can achieve.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful Autumn, I’m off to pick sloes.
I had a good day yesterday at the Spiritual Flow Mind Body Spirit Fair at Dereham and enjoyed doing readings for people. My next event will be the bank holiday weekend at The Healing Field Trunchonbury Festival. This runs from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August 2017 and the opening times for the healing field are;Friday 25th 4pm-8pm Saturday 26th 10am- 8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. it looks a really great event with loads going on, lots of great music and fun. I am looking forward to it!
The Mind Body Spirit Fair went off well in Swaffham, thank you to everyone who came for a reading with me. I will be in Dereham on 12th August with Spiritual Flow mind body spirit fairs.
This Saturday 8th July 2017 10am-4pm I will be in Swaffham with Spiritual Flow Mind Body Spirit Fair
This is held at The Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7QH. It is in a lovely building right in the centre of Swaffham and is free to enter. There are refreshments served and it is a very warm , friendly event. I will be offering astrology birth chart readings and astro card readings. I hope to see you there.
Photo from EDP.
Wishing you all a happy Summer solstice. I hope you can get out and enjoy this lovely weather. Everything feels at full peak; the beans are flowering in my allotment, there is loads of lettuce in the cold frame and the hedgerows are beautiful.
We are at a turning point in the year, a time to appreciate the sun’s creative power.
The sun moved into the sign of Cancer the crab at this morning as 5.24am B.S.T. People born under this sign are home loving, caring and sensitive. They are often protective of their family and loved ones.
Photo from http://www.guycounseling.com/4-cancer-sign-symbols-you-nev…/
On Sunday I had an enjoyable afternoon at the Waggtails dog show. I was there with several other stall holders. It was at Manor Farm in Tattersett ; a lovely venue, a converted barn with a beautiful garden. The dogs enjoyed themselves so did their owners and I met some new people, always a bonus.
I have been out and about in Norfolk this spring and summer mainly with Spiritual Flow Events. I have some more in the pipe line, the next one is coming soon;
Sunday June 11th from 1pm -4pm
at Manor Farm Dog Show at Tattersett, Norfolk PE31 8RS
I will be offering readings; birth charts and also astro card readings. I will also be selling astrology themed jewellery and crystals.Hope to see you there.
I have another experiential astrology workshop running in Norfolk on Saturday 27th May.
The details are below, if you would like to come along, please contact me
Experiential Astrology Workshop
Date: Saturday 27th May 2017
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
In: Foulsham Norfolk
Cost £65 includes a copy of your birth chart.
Astrology is an ancient and mystical language which helps us in our quest for self understanding. In this workshop we will work in a small supportive group to explore our birth charts in turn. You will have an allotted time to enter a representation of your individual birth chart. This is set out on the floor and you stand in the centre and we explore each area. I facilitate; encouraging the other group members to contribute and witness this process of interaction and dialogue. Sharing our individual stories through the collective symbolism of astrology is a deeply nurturing and empowering experience.
The places are limited so booking is essential.
£15 deposit and birth details are required
For further details and to book please contact Claire