September

Spring Equinox Blessings……The compass turns and warms……with Her arrival and each day She grows stronger and more vigorous….. His hooves dig a little deeper in to the red clay of this land….. At the beginning of spring the Maiden bursts free from the shadow of the Crone….. Her arrival heralds a rebirth of the flora and fauna…… She dances and plays happily in the bush……singing up the old songlines…..breathing in the scents of spring on the Air….. Riding on the wings of the bees…. spreading the pollen…. and blissfully planning new adventures…… As the days lengthen, the Sun grows higher…. the smell of Eucalyptus makes her heady, as new leaves unfold…..She explores deeper into the wildness….. Until one day She spies the youthful Sun Lord…… hunting a newly emerged goanna by a billabong……They smile at each other, a spear is thrown…. and a friendship is forged…….. By Spring Equinox the beautiful Maiden and the young Lord explore the wilds of the bush together……Following the Magpie song….the wallaby trails….. And laughing at the Kookaburra call…. playfully and innocent…….He weaves garlands of golden Wattle for her hair….they climb the ancient sandstone ridges…..resting to catch the breeze….. Their bodies grow and blossom….. and with their laughter……the gum trees sway and the native birds sing……Life is good…. they become more and more absorbed in each other….desire is growing…the stirrings of the land and the groin unite…..evenings are spent looking at the constellation of Libra above them…..as the scales light up the peak of the night sky….the dampness and the hardness are felt….. As they lie by the fire under the protective Eastern Grey Jacks fur….. Intensity builds…..butterflies are felt within…. pulses are quickening…..growth….now meets its own deliriousness….. Spring Equinox is upon us, and the land…time to celebrate this renewal once again…Blessings on this…. the day of perfect balance…When Light and Dark stand equal…..when the sun takes its place in Libra…and we too look at our relationships….and we look at how we too are balanced…we acknowledge these things within us…both the light and the dark….of our being…and with the sun we move forward…shining the light into the places it is needed….making the changes….for the journey ahead…and towards…Beltane.

© Astarté Earthwise