I REALLY LOVE this time of year! But I think I say that every time the seasons change. I get such a charge from the seasonal cycles.
The Autumn Equinox (or Spring Equinox for those in the Southern Hemi) is now upon us and for the purposes of this blog post I’m going to stick to the Autumn aspects, but if you’re from Down Under or just plain interested, you can read my classic blog post on Spring Equinox here.
Some Science, Of Course!
So, before I get to the crystals, a bit o’ science on the Equinox stuffs for a sec. I can’t help myself! This year’s Autumn (or Fall) Equinox lands on Friday, September 22.
There are 2 equinoxes each year; in September and March. Because of the tilt of our planet on our axis, we’re usually getting more sun on one hemisphere than on the other, but there are 2 times/year (Spring and Autumn Equinox) when we get pretty much equal amounts of sunlight on both hemi’s, so our night and day are of equal length everywhere on Mama Earth. So cool!
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Autumn Equinox Energies
Balance Aspect: No matter where you are on planet, the equinoxes are all about balance & harmony, again this is b/c this is when we’re receiving equal amounts of sun & moon energy. Therefore, this is a great time to choose to focus on bringing balance into your life by aligning yourself to these energies at this time of year.
Preparation Aspect: As we take our annual vortex journey through our Solar System around our local star, the Sun, we flow through varying energies and the energy of Autumn or Fall is our time to do last-minute tweaks to any intentions or our manifestations we’ve had in the works for this entire year… before we go into our “hibernation zone” for the winter.
Winter is all about rest & cave time. Autumn has always represented harvest time with an eye towards prepping for going into our introspective hibernation time… so in the wintertime, we can focus on resting & renewing without being stressed out about simply surviving. We just had our September Harvest Moon; a time to reap the rewards of our hard work. In fact, the Autumn Equinox is the original time of our US Thanksgiving (giving thanks for the bountiful harvest) before it was changed to its current date for economic reasons.
You might be thinking to yourself right now…
“Hey! I’m no farmer and I’m not a squirrel or a bear… none of this applies to me!”
Yeah, what I’m talking about above is obviously so in nature and certainly applied to how we USED to live even just one hundred years ago… but not so much today. However, keep in mind, all this farmer talk can be applied figuratively to our everyday lives even if you don’t have your own ranch. 😉 If you really pay attention, you’ll note that your energy is leaning this way too. Feel into it. Am I right or am I right?
For me, this is a time of year to be grateful for all I have, reflect on my goals & check on the yield in all life areas. Are the results bountiful or lackluster? If you need to tweak some things, now’s the time to do it, before we go into winter (rest & reflection time). The energies themselves are balancing out; as we go from an intense time of growth and harvest to a time of preparing for quiet and retreating within.
Here’s the quick breakdown:
- Time to reap the final harvest
- Give thanks
- Prepare for winter ahead: winter of the spirit, time to rest
Autumn Equinox Crystals for Balancing Aspects
- Moonstone – embodies an enlightened female energy; soothing, moon energy, intuition enhancer
- Sunstone – invites in enlightened male energy; abundance, solar energy, stone of leadership
- Magnetite – aligns and balances energies + polarities
No matter where you are on planet, the equinoxes are all about balance and harmony so the stones I’ve listed above are the ones I like to work with at this time of year. They are the ones that embody the balance between masculine and feminine energies, yin & yang, sun + moon, the 2 polarities. So, I like to use both moonstone and sunstone together to achieve this. The vibrational frequencies of these 2 stones together are PERFECT for reminding us to stay balanced in all aspects of our lives. Then you can add magnetite to that mix to enhance even further while adding in a bit of grounding too.
You can also sneak in some Balance Essential Oil from doTERRA there too to further enhance these vibrational frequencies.
Autumn Equinox Crystals for Introspective/Preparatory Aspects
If you’d like to, instead (or additionally), focus on reviewing and preparing for the time ahead here are some crystals that incorporate the ideal energies for this:
- Stilbite – introspection, preparing & inner peace
- Tiger’s Eye – “the practical stone”, invites in practicality, introspection & discernment
- Shamanic Dream Stone – this stone is also good for polarity balancing as well as for introspection
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How to Work with the Energies
I’ll use these stones at my altar while meditating, within my sacred space or in a crystal grid to honor these energies.
Here are some ideas for you:
- Include these stones on your altar or in your sacred space
- Create an Autumn Equinox crystal grid
- Do a crystal meditation
- Drink a gem elixir tea
- Indulge in an Autumn Equinox crystal bath
- Bring your chakras into balance with a Full Chakra Balance session. I recommend doing a session like this 4 times a year; at each equinox and solstice for good energetic hygiene. You can do this yourself or dive deep for a real treat and have one done by a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer.
I hope you’re able to carve out some time to celebrate and prepare. If you have your own ritual for calling in balance or working with a combo of crystals in your own sacred way to align with the Autumn Equinox energies please share in the comments below. I always love to hear your ideas ❤
Happy Harvest and Many Crystal Blessings!