The Autumnal Equinox 2018

Autumnal Equinox 2018

beach during sunset

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The Hermetic Order of the Nascent Aurora has, according to a very old and unbroken line of Hermetic and Rosicrucian tradition, always highly respected the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and their respective flows. Spring and Autumn equinoxes, together with Winter and Summer Solstice, give us an opportunity to follow the Sun or Sun God’s journey through the year, but also the expanding Darkness.

This year, the Autumnal equinox takes place, in the Nordic region, at 3:45 pm on 23/9, which means the center of the Sun passes the sky equator on the way south. On a material level, this means that the day and the night are equally long, but that immediately after the equilibrium the darkness grows stronger and the light becomes weaker at the same rate. The sun is slowly preparing to die while the dark is spreading, with the sole purpose of creating space for the new to  come. At the Winter Solstice, ”the Sun God” is reborn, which will enrich the coming year with growing power. In these coming times of material darkness, it may be worth remembering that, although Darkness and the cold will prevail, it is only because the Light and the heat undergo a transformation, or rebirth to something different from what was previously. Each Light or Life cannot exist without darkness and emptiness or death, as these are necessarily a prerequisite for the Light and the new to emerge, just as the night is a preparation for the coming dawn. Our time in darkness is thus not of evil, but rather a necessity. It is a waiting filled with hope and assurance that the Light will once again shine and life will grow. The darkness is really the same as the light and without this darkness and void the creation would not have the opportunity to exist!

Let us us all according to the ancient tradition, together, or at a distance, welcome the powers of the autumn equinox!

Sub Umbra Alarum Tuarum, Yeheshua Yehovasha!

Frater Yehohanan

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  1. Abra

    Thank you for this wonderful post!


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