The Autumnal Equinox marks the first day of the season of Autumn and is celebrated across the globe by many cultures.
The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). On the two equinoxes every year, the Sun shines directly on the Equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal. In the Southern Hemisphere, the Autumnal Equinox falls on March 20 or 21, and in the Northern Hemisphere, falls on September 22 or 23.
The Autumnal Equinox symbolises abundance and is a meaningful time of year to honour the harvest, be it a literal harvest of flora or produce, or a a harvest of efforts and intentions that had been set at the start of the four seasons. This is a perfect time to express gratitude for all that we have in our lives and to honour our spiritual path, before we head into a state of contemplation during the winter.
- 40" x 60" in / 101 x 152cm and 60" x 90" / 152 x 228cm
Empath Designs respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.