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Wishing Everyone a Happy Equinox — September 22, 2017

The equinox takes place on September 22, 2017 at 9pm UTC, and we wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a joyous, peaceful, and reflective equinox.

In the northern hemisphere, it is the time of the autumn equinox, while in the southern hemisphere it is the spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox. Each celebration holds its own unique and special meaning.

The spring equinox marks the time of year from where day becomes longer than night; light becoming greater than darkness. The vernal equinox symbolizes the spiritual principles of selflessness, self-sacrifice, and helping others spiritually. It is a process where the inferior (low states, causes of bad actions, etc.) is sacrificed for the benefit of gaining something superior within (inner peace, wisdom, spiritual faculties, etc.).1

In contrast, the autumn equinox marks the time of year where night starts to become longer than day, meaning darkness becomes greater than light for a time. The fall equinox represents the descent into the darkness of the subconscious so that egos like anger and hatred, greed, jealousy, and so on can be understood and eliminated. The autumn equinox precedes the birth of the Spiritual Son at winter solstice, thus also illustrating the principles of the the extraction of light out of darkness, of death and rebirth, and that ascent is preceded by a descent.2

Each equinox has its own set of symbols, celebrations, related practices, and points for reflection. Observing the equinoxes with an understanding of their spiritual significance can help with gaining a deeper appreciation of the higher principles conveyed through these important times of year and provide spiritual inspiration and insight for the year ahead.

There are many ways to celebrate the equinox individually or with others via ceremonies or gatherings with friends, the creation of a sacred circle or a dedicated space to mark the equinox, etc. It is also possible to find and join celebrations organized by local traditional revival groups, or to visit an ancient sacred site aligned to the equinoxes.

Below are some links for further information about the equinoxes and ways to celebrate them from a spiritual perspective:

The Spiritual Sun team would like to wish everyone a happy, serene, and inspiring equinox.


  1. Belsebuub and Lara Atwood, The Path of the Spiritual Sun: A Guide to Celebrating Solstices and Equinoxes (Mystical Life Publications, revised second edition, July 2017), 51-83 

  2. Ibid., 129-170 

About the author

Jenny Belikov

Jenny Belikov is a researcher and practitioner of the ancient religion of the sun and the Managing Editor for The Spiritual Sun, where she also researches and writes about ancient sacred sites; spiritual texts and practices; the latest discoveries in archeology, archeoastronomy, and related sciences; as well as the exploration of various facets of the lost civilization of the sun.

28 Comments

  • A bit late to the party but it was a very illuminating time. Hope everyone had the opportunity to meet with like minded people and gain strength and insight.

  • Got to this post a bit late, but hope everyone had an inspiring equinox, and wishing all the best for the time between now and the next solstice!

  • Happy Equinox everyone. It is such a magical opportunity to have access this knowledge, and to be able to use these significant times of the year to deepen the understanding of the spiritual sun.
    I am so grateful for this, and thank you to all that are involved to make this a reality.

  • Thank you for the wishes!

    It is really valuable to be able to celebrate the autumn equinox according to its real meaning from the Spiritual Sun book, seeing as it has mostly been lost and obscured in society and there are lots of different ideas out there of what it’s all about.

    I hope everyone was able to celebrate the equinox in some way and gain inner strength, understanding and determination to face the darkness. Happy equinox!

  • Thank you all for your wishes.
    I also wish everyone a meaningful equinox and hope that we can all gain some spiritual strength at this time of the year.

  • I hope that the external celebration of this equinox time was able to provide a strong reminder to everyone in their inner focus. Getting closer to realising the path of the spiritual sun within.

    Wishing everyone the best in taking in the learning and wishing all the strength and activity in heading towards the solstice.

  • Happy Equinox! I hope everyone was able to mark this day in some way. May thanks to the whole team of the SpiritualSun.com for providing this great platform for people to learn and share. 🙂

  • Best wishes to everyone on this equinox and for the upcoming season. I hope everyone gets what they need the most from it, meeting the challenges, overcoming the obstacles and receiving internally from what is to come.

  • Wishing everyone a very spiritual equinox. It’s great to be able to interact here with you all and explore the Religion of the Sun together.

  • Wishing everyone an inspiring equinox period! Having just participated in a autumn equinox ceremony I feel I have a lot to digest and understand about the time of the year and the related internal meaning. Thanks to everyone at the Spiritual Sun 🙂

  • I also wish everyone a peaceful and spiritual equinox, wherever you are in the world, with understanding of the deeper meaning of these important solar events and the strength to apply the principles that they contain to our lives in the best way possible.

  • Wishing everyone a joyous, reflective and deeply meaningful equinox wherever in the world you may be.

    May the Light of the Sun shines and guides each step you make and keep the spark within strong and growing. Much love to all!

  • Happy and insightful equinox everyone!
    I hope you’ll enjoy it, where ever you are and in the way you wish.
    Looking forward hearing from you how was it this year, if you want.

    Thank you for your wishes everyone and your great job at the spiritualsun.com

  • Thank you for this blog and for posting this beautiful and very inspiring article, it gives much esoteric strength and motivation.
    Wishing everyone a very inspiring and strong Autumn Equinox where ever each is and in any way he celebrates this very important and meaningful time of the year!

  • Thanks for the blog! It’s been so great to see how the Spiritual Sun website has developed and grown over the past 3 months. It’s become a real hub of activity and an inspiring place to visit daily to connect with the Religion of the Sun and others around the world interested in practicing it. It’s been great reading all the new content on the site, the blogs, the comments, looking at the pictures posted, and the various forum threads all to do with the Religion of the Sun. I am excited to see how things develop into the future and I am keen to be a part of it.

    I wish everyone a very inspiring Equinox, where ever you are in the world.

    • Yes I feel the same Jenny, its been a great daily resource and I echo how inspiring its been to engage on the articles, blogs, comments and forums, seeing pictures of people and activities has also been awesome, gives a great sense of life to what the religion of the sun is developing into.

      I look forward to moving into another quarter, until the next solar event, wishing everyone continual spiritual learning and thanks very much to the whole team @spiritualsun.com for making the spirituality of the sun more accessible by the day.

    • Yes, it’s been wonderful to see the website grow and also to see the photos of people really practicing the Religion of the Sun through the ceremonies — hugely inspiring. I’m grateful those moments were captured and shared here with others.

      Wishing you all a happy equinox — may you get from it what you need most 🙂

    • I agree Jenny, well said. Everyone’s strong efforts to put it all together and bring the Religion of the Sun to light and to life are inspiring in themselves and it feels like there is spiritual life here which is strengthening and inspiring to connect to. Thanks so much to the team for that.

  • It always amazes me that at these four points of the year if we tune into the spiritual meaning we can always sense higher forces at work. I hope we can all benefit from this time and move forward past any internal obstacles we may be facing.

    • I’ve observed a similar thing Jon. It’s really inspiring to connect to the cycle of the sun and the deeper meaning behind it and how it relates to our own lives. I always find each equinox or solstice has a particular ‘flavor’ or feeling to it, and brings different/unique opportunities for spiritual learning. ????

      Have a wonderful equinox everyone! ????

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